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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. $$$

Shelby Township, MI  |  586-739-4254

Founded in 1992, SensorData Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom designed Torque and Force Sensors. SD was founded to re-address the marketplace need for applying the measurement device to the engineer's test. SensorData has provided a number of measurement products to a wide variety of industries ranging from multi-axis sensors to measure tire geometry, to multi-component sensors.

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SensorData Technologies, 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 $$$

Hampton, VA  |  800-522-6752

Measurement Specialties’ broad range of industrial load cells and force sensors feature Microfused™ technology, offering OEMs low cost and high reliability, plus packaged load cells for high performance or unique packaging, and Piezo Film for a reliable way to measure dynamic impact force up to thousands of pounds. Customization is offered for high volume OEM applications.

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Measurement Specialties, Inc. $$$

South Boston, MA  |  800-248-3669

Tekscan is a designer and manufacturer of force sensors. Our basic force sensor can be used for an array of applications. We also design load cell systems for specific needs. We offer a large selection of shapes and sizes of force sensors and complete load cell systems.

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Tekscan, Inc. $$$

Norwood, MA  |  781-298-2200

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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BLH Nobel $$$
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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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