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. $$$

Golden, CO  |  800-550-0280

Tacuna Systems carries a broad selection of load cells, including disk, single-ended shear beam, double-ended shear beam, miniature, tension link, and more. Our team of engineers are experts in designing load cells for technical weighing applications in both industrial and commercial environments. We offer free consultation and prototyping services, as well as complimentary design assistance. Contact us today to learn more about what we do!

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Tacuna Systems $$$

Hudson, MA  |  978-562-7800

Turn to Flintec for high quality load cells that come in a wide variety of configurations including beam, compression, single point, tension and planar beam. Flintec offer a custom load cell service, working in partnership with customers to achieve a desired configuration. Other products include various types of force sensor and a wide range of electronic and hardware accessories. Contact one of our representatives today to find out more.

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Flintec Inc. $$$

Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

With over 45 years of experience, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) is a recognized leader for tension control products. We manufacture, sell, and service a complete line of tension measurement, display and control products for a variety of industries worldwide. DFE transducers are the industry standard for direct tension sensing and measurement. Tension measurement and control systems for flexible packaging and paper, film and foil converting are our specialty.

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Dover Flexo Electronics $$$

Scottsdale, AZ  |  480-948-5555

We offer standard tension, standard compression, hollow tension/compression and many other types of load cells for your convenience of choice. Each of our load cells is designed to meet ASTM specifications and our customers’ requirements to further ensure the exact product for you! All of our products are put through extensive testing before leaving our state of the art facilities to ensure the best products possible. To learn more visit our website today!

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Interface, Inc. $$$

Chatsworth, CA  |  818-700-7818

For over 20 years, Dytran Instruments has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of force sensors. We offer 34 models of force sensors that can gauge force from milli-pounds to thousands of pounds. We also offer calibration and repair of load cells and force sensors. Contact us today!

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Dytran Instruments, 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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