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Canister Load Cells

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These load cells can accommodate a variety of capacities and are used for weighing applications in tanks, hoppers, and vehicles. Other uses for canister load cells include automotive component testing, industrial automation, lifecycle testing on small components like hinges and latches, and switch test stands. Read More…

Canister Load Cells Canister load cells are built for compact and cost effective weighing applications.
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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

Our load cells are manufactured with the highest attention to detail at all stages. Whether it is through the design stage, engineering stage, or through hundreds of tests run daily, we ensure that our products outshine all competitor products.

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Strainsert Company $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Columbus, OH  |  614-850-5000

Honeywell offers one of the most comprehensive selection of tension, compression and universal measurement load cells available on the market today, in all sizes from miniature to extra large. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel, our load cells are designed for high accuracy, even under extreme testing conditions that may affect measurements. Our load cells can be customized to meet your needs – contact us to discuss your application.

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Honeywell Test and Measurement $$$

York, PA  |  717-843-0081

Morehouse is an experienced leader in force and torque measurement helping to create a safer world. We use our knowledge to provide solutions including accurate measurement data and data analysis software. The goal is to help customers make better measurements which can make the difference between success or failure of everyday technology. We offer ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibrations accurate to 0.002 percent of applied force up to 120,000 lbf and 0.01 percent up to 2,250,000 lbf.

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Morehouse Instrument Company, Inc. $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  513-874-7326

At TyTek Industries we manufacture load cells to suit all capabilities. Our expertise has provided insight and load cell solutions for a range of customers and industries. Our engineering team’s philosophy ensures we do everything humanly and technologically possible to match your requirements with quality, cost and delivery. We’re here to help you carry the load.

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TyTek Industries $$$

Kent, WA  |  800-237-0022

Stress-Tek, Incorporated designs and manufactures custom and high volume weighing, measurement and deflection sensing devices. The result is an extensive line of high-quality load cells. Stress-Tek designs and manufactures two-wire electronics to integrate with its products to provide complete solutions that are guaranteed to meet your exact requirements. Contact Stress-Tek today!

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Stress-Tek, Inc. $$$
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Canister load cells have a built-in mounting base for easy installation and can be used for both tension and compression forces. There are two main kinds of canister load cells: stainless steel and carbon steel canister load cells.

Tension/compression carbon steel canister style load cells can be extremely resistant to excessive bending and side load forces and have capacities up to 10,000,000 N when paired with the right mounting hardware. As a result, bending strains at the strain gage are accounted for, thus reducing the possibility of load cell failure. Some manufacturers provide a dual bridge option for better feedback control and redundancy.

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Stainless steel canister style load cells incorporate a button style design and have a small footprint which allows them to be used for applications which require high capacity yet must fit into tight spaces. These ultra-precision, highly reliable load cells can measure compression load forces in ranges between 5lbs and 1000 tons with accuracies up to 0.03%.

These load cells also come in a variety of sizes with diameters as small as an inch up to almost a foot. The size of the model will depend on the magnitude of the load being applied to the load cell and the types of load being applied.

There are many aspects and features to consider when deciding on the right canister load cell for a given application. Some important aspects to consider include mounting systems, load capacity, accuracy, number of load cells, and the load cell size.

Canister load cells provide the benefit of long-term performance in a compact and cost-effective package. They are especially useful for many high-capacity weighing systems. However, it is important to remember that some compression cells can be damaged by seemingly small side loads. It is best to use canister load cells with priority mounting hardware to ensure that the cell is protected from side loads and to ensure correct load introduction.

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