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Strain-Gauge Load Cell
1. What is a strain gauge or strain gage?
A strain 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.
Strain gauge load cells feature special electrical resistors, which are attached to a load cell’s internal elements. That strain load cell is then placed in the 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 gauge load cell then mirrors this deformity, and an electrical signal is created, eventually converting to a digital format that allows workers to monitor the weight or force. The capacity of weigh module load cells vary, with some more appropriate for medical equipment and others more appropriate for high capacity batches such as in construction settings.
3. Strain gauge load cell technology
Strain gauge load cell technology is an important component in ensuring safe weighing and accurate results. Strain gauge load cells are found in a wide variety of industries, and help ensure overload and lift-off protection for precise weighing. These results are necessary in ensuring accuracy in the heavy-duty weighing of tanks, vessels, hoppers or conveyors, with our strain load cell technology built to withstand the demands of rugged industrial applications. Weigh modules and strain load cells are typically used in industries where precise measurements are required, and 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. METTLER TOLEDO’s robust precision strain gauge load cells meet all globally-required approvals and standards. Examples of weigh modules include canister/ring load-cell technology, which features robustness for harsh environments. These are typically used in tank scales, vessel weighing, silo scales and truck weighing, which are difficult environments as well. Single-ended beam load cells 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, check 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 comply with the requirements of harsh industrial environments.