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Load Cell System Experts

May 30, 2023

Most people are not load cell experts. Using load cell-based weighing systems is a small part of a much bigger picture. Whether your job is managing a food packaging facility or running a dairy farm...

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Pet Supply Drive

April 27, 2023

Load Cell Central will be coordinating a food and supply drive for the Bradford County Humane Society for the month of May...

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Load Cells in Materials Testing

March 1, 2023

Load cells are an integral part of materials testing. The type of load cell used is determined by the nature of the testing being performed...

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Load Cell Wiring

March 1, 2023

Not all load cells are wired the same. Depending on the application, load cells can utilize either 4 or 6 wire cables...

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Force Sensors

November 21, 2022

A force sensor is a type of transducer more commonly referred to as a load cell. Force sensors/load cells convert physical stimuli such as torque, pressure, and compression into a measurable electrical output.

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Strain Gauge Applications

August 22, 2022

While one of the most common uses for strain gauges is in load cells, strain gauges can also be used...

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Function of a Signal Conditioner

June 4, 2021

The function of a signal conditioner is to pick up the signal from the load cell and convert it into a higher level of electrical signal. Signal conversion is often used by industrial applications, especially those that use a wide range of sensors to perform measurements.

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Clevis Load Cells & Pin Load Cells

February 22, 2021

Load pins are rod-shaped load cells that can replace normal shafts or pins in machineries such as shackles, sheaves, bearing blocks, pivots, pulleys, and much more.

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Load Cell Calibration

January 27, 2021

Before any load cell can be used it must undergo an initial calibration.  The purpose is to convert the output voltage to a user-defined value.

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Finding a Replacement for Hydraulic Load Cells

December 2, 2020

At Load Cell Central we specialize in strain gauge load cells and load cell systems. With changing technology involving wireless systems, explosion-proof enclosures, and portable power supplies, we are able to replace hydraulic load cell systems with highly accurate strain gauge systems.

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