Aircraft Load Cells & Scales, Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry has a storied history. Whether it be the Wright Brothers with the first sustained flight in 1903, the launch of Sputnik in 1957, or the first successful moon landing in 1981, we can all agree that these projects required a great deal of confidence and reliability. In today’s landscape, aerps[ace companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon are all pushing the industry in new directions with the help of Load Cell Central products.

Load Cell Central has 35+ years of experience supplying load cell products to the aerospace industry for the maintenance, operation, research, design, and manufacture of air and space crafts.

Aerospace Industry Load Cells

Load Cell Central has discussed many unique applications in the aerospace industry over the years. It can be difficult to fit standard models into these specialized aircraft machines. With the help of our sales technicians, we can bridge the gap between end-user and engineer, working together to design and build a perfect custom solution. We have designed and provided systems to the aerospace industry for the following applications:

Aircraft Load CellsPlan

Load cells are ideal for aircraft weighing applications because they are extremely sensitive and their accuracy makes them suitable for high-resolution measurements. Aircraft load cell scales offer a combination of durability, flexibility, and accuracy in a single unit. Our aircraft scales are built to last through many years of use and harsh conditions.

Aircraft scale systems are commonly used in general aviation to support maintenance, restoration, service, and up-fitting operations. Aircraft weighing systems can provide highly accurate weight and balance data for virtually any type of aircraft regardless of size or model. Whether your needs call for one weight sensor or a complete solution with multiple sensors and many indicator lights, we can assist you with all your weighing scale system needs.

The Benefits of Aviation Load Cell Systems

Aircraft weighing load cell systems are extremely important for a number of reasons. They can be used to weigh each and every component on an aircraft, down to its individual components. This helps decrease fuel consumption, which is great news for anyone who cares about their impact on our planet. It also protects pilots from overloading their aircraft, which could cause catastrophic failure in flight. Aircraft scale systems can help prevent all of these accidents from happening by ensuring that any aircraft, large or small, has been properly weighed and is not overloaded.

Case Studies

Since 2006 we have been supplying canister load cells to a leading manufacturer of rotorcrafts.  This manufacturer relies on our load cells to calibrate their on-site presses. These presses are used in the manufacturing process of blades and yokes. In order to form these integral parts of the aircraft, the press needs to produce an exact amount of pressure. Our compression force measurement system verifies the accuracy of these presses and provides recordable data.

A large crop dusting operation contacted us in 2019. We supply them with tension link load cells in order to properly weigh the dry materials to be spread by their airplanes. In aviation, it is critical to accurately weigh the cargo being transported. Our systems are used to weigh grass seed, rice seed, fertilizer, and various other dry substances. Previous methods had been inefficient and cumbersome. Our load cells have been able to stand up to the corrosive properties of the material being loaded into the plane and produce accurate measurements in order to provide safety and protect the bottom line.

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