White Papers for Load Cells

Strain Gauge diagram

How Does a Strain Gauge Work?

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 measurable force.

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Load Cell System Basics

New to load cells? Load Cell Central's Load Cell System Basics guide is your perfect starting point, making complex concepts accessible to everyone.

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How Signal Conditioners Work

What is a signal conditioner? What does it do? Why do I need a signal conditioner for my load cell? All of these questions answered, and more.

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Testing a Load Cell with a Multimeter

Figuring out whether or not a Load Cell is working properly doesn't have to be a daunting task. Given the right equipment and a little technical know-how, this paper can guide you through successfully testing your load cell.

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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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Pancake load cell graphic

Load Cell Types and Uses

With the myriad of design styles available, it is often extremely difficult to determine what type of load cell will work best for you. To help you get started, we have put together a general guide to load cell types and how each is typically used. Please remember that it is always best to check with one of our experts to ultimately determine the perfect load cell for your application.

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Sample specifications sheet for a load cell

Load Cell Specifications & Datasheets

Need specifics? Load Cell Central provides detailed Load Cell Specifications & Datasheets, ensuring you have all the information to select the right solution.

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How a Load Cell Works

Learn how a load cell works and the types of load cells. A comprehensive guide on strain gauge load cells / force transducer functions and how to choose the right one for your application.

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Hermetically sealed stainless load cell Model HBBG

Load Cell Applications by Capacity

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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Load Cell technician calibrating a high-capacity load cell

A Load Cell Manufacturer for All Weighing Applications

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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