Load Cells & Load Cell Manufacturers
Load cells are measuring devices that monitor and gauge forces of compression, tension and shear. They are a type of transducer that converts sensed mechanical force into electrical signals for measurement used in mechanical testing, ongoing system monitoring and as components in devices such as industrial scales.
Of the three major categories by which load cells measure force, compression and tension are the most commonly employed. Sometimes a load cell will measure an object through both of these applications, rather then one or the other. Both compression and tension loadcells often use strain gauges; strain gauges are very small devices that measure the strain of an object by converting internal deformation into electrical signals, precisely measuring weight, force or strain. Force gauges use strain gauges in push-pull testing and flow measurement. While most load cells measure and test with strain gages, some use piezoelectric sensors, which utilize piezoelectric crystals to measure weight, strain, movement and vibrations. Pressure sensors and force sensors are transducers very similar to load cells that measure pressure, applied force and strain in gas pressure, altitude and liquid pressure. These sensors are often piezoelectric sensors. Many of these sensors, although quite small, are built to support or to hold as much as several tons; miniature load cells are built to provide precise measurements for much smaller applications. Equipment such as force transducers, torque sensors and load sensors all sustain strain gauges or load cells that measure and convert energy. Digital load cell technology is the most popular way to access the information gained through the sensors.
Some Leading Manufacturers
West Conshohocken, PA | 610-825-3310
Strainsert has been providing load cells for over 5 decades! We are pioneers in the force sensor industry. Our products are used in industries like aerospace, automotive, marine, and many other industrial applications. We provide in-house design and production for rapid prototyping, soldering, and design flexibility. Our products come with an extended warranty and we are dedicated to quality manufacturing. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about our load cells!
Worthington, OH | 614-430-0683
We manufacture a wide range of standard, modified, and custom load cell and force sensor solutions. With ISO 9001:2008 certification, you can count on tecsis to deliver quality load cells, built for performance and reliability. We offer many different load cell configurations, including pancake, compression, donut, cantilever, and many other load cells. Along with this vast offering, we also provide you with custom engineering services, so you can get the exact load cell that you need.
Apex, NC | 919-772-0115
ATI Industrial Automation is your reliable source for force and torque sensors and automation technology. Since 1989, we have been engineering and manufacturing high quality load cells for applications in robotics. Found in thousands of successful applications around the world, our load cells and automation products are the go-to solution for improved robotics productivity and reliability. Connect with ATI Industrial Automation for outstanding solutions today!
Chambersburg, PA | 717-217-2255
We are a leader in the design and manufacture of automation technologies, including load cells and signal transmission products. We manufacture all kinds of force sensors like load pins, force transducers, compression/tension load cells, tensiometers, and more. Over our long history, our products have earned a reputation for dependability, even in the harshest environmental conditions. Call us today or check out our website for more information!