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Compression Load Cells

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It is used for measuring straight line pushing force, which is negative, along a single axis. They are highly accurate, long lasting, and usually built out of stainless steel and are therefore very strong and can handle harsh environments. Read More…

Compression Load Cells Compression load cells measure the strength and size difference of an object or material when it is subjected to compressive stress that results in size reduction.
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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. $$$

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 $$$

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. $$$

Milan, PA  |  800-562-3235

Founded in 1985, Load Cell Central has firmly established its reputation as a leader in load cell manufacturing, custom weighing system integration, and first-class load cell repairs. Load Cell Central offers a wide variety of popular load cell and component configurations for virtually every new or old weighing system, scale or component replacement possibility. Technical and after-sale support, attention to detail and to your special requirements, are unmatched in the industry.

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Load Cell Central $$$

Norwood, MA  |  800-877-6674

Founded in 1946, Instron® is the recognized worldwide market leader in the materials testing industry.Instron’s largest product lines include universal and fatigue testing instruments. Other product lines include impact, hardness, and torsion testing systems. Additionally, Instron’s IST division manufactures systems to test complete structures and components, mainly for the automotive industry.

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Instron® Corporation $$$

San Dimas, CA  |  909-593-2306

Since 1987, Force Switch has designed and manufactured force sensors for aerospace, industrial, medical and transportation applications. Among our product offerings are miniature button force sensors and a 2-axis force-actuated transducer. We are able to make individual sensors, complete assemblies or custom products as you have need. We also repair load cells! Contact us today if you have questions or need assistance.

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Force Switch $$$

Woodland, CA  |  530-661-3677

Founded in 1983, JR3 sensors are produced in a wide variety of load ratings and bolt patterns. The physical size of the sensor varies depending on factors such as force and torque ratings and required mounting dimensions. A drawing of your specific sensor including overall dimensions and mounting details, and a detailed specification sheet are provided with your sensor. Visit our website soon for more information!

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JR3, Inc. $$$
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Objects that are regularly under compressive stress, like engine components, are weighed by compression load cells to prevent buckling and to test their strength and resistance. Compression load cells are used for heavy loads on bin or truck scales in industries like automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and agricultural.

By subjecting materials and objects to compressive stress, compression load cells save space and reduce their volume. They exhibit internal button design, which measures the compression of the load on the scale.

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Compression load cells are mainly composed of a sensing element, which is often a force gauge and a circuit, which is the connection of the gauges throughout the load cell. A strain gauge is another common element of the compression load cell, used to take the actual measurements through conversion of the internal conformation into electrical signals.

Compression load cells can vary significantly in design and construction. There are many different types, including pedal force, miniature, which are small units that can fit into tight areas, high capacity, which are used for heavy loads, subminiature, load button, force washer, and donut.

Compression load cells are not the only major style on the market. The other is called tension load cells, which basically measure the opposite force of compression; considered a positive force, tension cells measure the straight-line force "pull-apart", while compression focuses on measuring the push together force and is considered a negative force.

Other differences in the load cell industry may apply to both types of these major load cell categories. The various types of analog sensor output, such as analog current, analog frequency, and analog voltage, can be measured with load cells but must be specifically designed with one or more of these outputs in mind. For example, an analog output that will need to be sent over a long distance works best in the analog current style, which works like a transmitter.

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