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Load Cell and Strain Gauge Basics

A load cell is a type of transducer, which is a device that converts energy from one form to another. Load cells are a type of force transducer. They convert the kinetic energy of a force such as tension, compression, pressure, or torque into electrical energy; more specifically as a measurable electrical signal...

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Function of a Signal Conditioner

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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Load Cells in Crane & Hoist Weighing Systems

Tension load cells are categorized by the way the strain gauge sensor deflects when experiencing strain. A tension load cell is pulled and stretched, rather than compressed. They are used to measure tensile or “pulling” loads, making them ideal in crane and hoist weight monitoring...

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Industry Leading Load Cell Supplier

Launched in 1985, Load Cell Central is a comprehensive source for load cells, weighing assemblies and custom weighing systems. As a leading load cell supplier, Load Cell Central carries numerous load cell products, providing customers with a full range of options for their industrial weighing and force measurement applications...

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Taking Accurate Measurements with Strain Gauge Load Cells

Strain gauge load cells are the predominant device used in industrial weighing and force measurement that will consistently and economically deliver a high degree of accuracy. Strain gauge load cells continue to improve in terms of sensitivity and responsiveness, making these products the preferred option for a variety...

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Using Load Cells for Precise Weighing

Load cells from Load Cell Central are the most adaptive and economical devices available for industrial weighing applications. Using strain gauge technology, load cells are the most accurate, most reliable and fastest method for industrial weighing and for monitoring strain placed on structural supports. In addition to high capacity...

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Different Types of Load Cells and Their Uses

A load cell converts force or weight into an electrical signal, which can then be sent to a remote computer or recorder to monitor load, pressure, strain and more. Load cells are used in diverse industries where precise measurements of weight are crucial, such as the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing...

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A Load Cell Manufacturer for Every Application

As one of the industry’s leading load cell manufacturers, Load Cell Central provides stock and custom-designed load cells, monitoring equipment and accessories for use in industrial weighing applications. Manufacturing load cells offers the flexibility to meet our customers’ specifications for all industrial situations requiring...

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