Load Cells, Force Sensors and Torque Transducers

Subminiature and miniature load cells, low-profile load cells, S-type and beam load cells, shear beam and double beam load cells, torque sensors, force sensors and accessories

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Introduction to Load Cells

Introduction to Load Cells

A load cell (or loadcell) is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output. Although there are many varieties of force sensors, strain gauge load cells are the most commonly used type.

Except for certain laboratories where precision mechanical balances are still used, strain gauge load cells dominate the weighing industry. Pneumatic load cells are sometimes used where intrinsic safety and hygiene are desired, and hydraulic load cells are considered in remote locations, as they do not require a power supply...