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High Precision Load Cell and Weigh Module
1. What is a load cell?
Load cells are typically used in a wide range of industries where precise measurements are required. They are paramount to the success and reputation of the company. These industries include pharmaceutical, manufacturing and automotive. Precise measurements are crucial in research fields as well, especially ones that utilize laboratories for research. A load cell works by converting weight into a signal that is then dispatched to a remote computer. That information is then monitored for progress or for meeting any requirements that may be stringent.
Load-cell technology can be easily integrated into machines, vehicles, devices and instruments. Their design incorporates principles to ensure overload and lift-off protection for safe weighing and accurate results. These results are necessary in ensuring accuracy in the heavy-duty weighing of tanks, vessels, hoppers or conveyors, with our load cell technology built to withstand the demands of rugged industrial applications. The capacity of load cells vary, with some more appropriate for medical equipment and others more appropriate for high capacity batches such as in construction settings.
Strain gauges, which are special electrical resistors, are attached to a load cell’s internal elements.
3. How does a strain gauge work?
The load cell, equipped with strain-gauge technology, is placed in the weighing equipment. As a piece is weighed, a force is applied and the load cell deforms or reacts to the force placed upon it. The strain gauges then mirror this deformity, and an electrical signal is created, eventually converting to a digital format that allows workers to monitor the weight or force.
4. How do sensors work?
A weight sensor works by converting weight or a force that is applied against it into a signal. When a load is applied to a sensor, the resistance is changed, which leads to a change in output voltage.
5. High-Precision load cells in general
METTLER TOLEDO’s robust high-precision load cells meet all globally-required approvals and standards. They include single-ended beam load cells that allow you to change your structure into a scale.
Beam load cells are used in multiples in floor scales, belt weighers, weighing systems, pallet scales, checkweighing scales and conveyor scales. Most METTLER TOLEDO load cells can be globally used in legal weighing systems, and are mostly made from stainless steel to cope with harsh industrial environments. Canister/ring load-cell technology features robustness for harsh environments as well. These are typically used in tank scales, vessel weighing, silo scales and truck weighing.
High speed high accuracy weigh modules. Tailored to the needs of equipment or machine manufacturers for simple integration.
Compression weigh modules, tension weigh modules, beam load cells, ring load cells, canister load cells, S load cells.
High-Precision Weigh Modules
Pairing high precision with high speed
Weigh Modules and Load Cells
Designed to withstand industrial environments