Donut Load Cells

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These applications can include bolt force measurement, clamping force measurements, and monitoring overload post or leg mounting systems. They are usually made with carbon steel or stainless steel, but some custom designs, however, can include aluminum in the structure of the load cell. Read More…

Donut Load Cells Donut load cells are load cells designed with a compact, smooth, thru-hole construction, and these load cells are utilized in applications that require the load to pass through the cell.

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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. That is why high profile customers like NASA trust us with their business. Find out why we make all the difference by contacting us today!

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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. Our sensors are used in robotic assembly, robotic material removal, product testing, biomedical and biomechanical research.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

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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Depending on the application at hand, these load cells can come in a variety of different frame sizes, materials, and configurations. Since these load cells have to withstand large compressive and tension forces, they must be constructed from durable materials. For this reason, donut load cells are most commonly manufactured from stainless steel or carbon steel. In addition, many manufacturers offer a diverse range of standard sizes and models, but load cells can also be customized to fit more unique specifications or special applications.

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Usually, donut load cells are manufactured as a circular sensor with a hole passing through the center, a donut-shaped sensor. The size of the frame as well as the diameter of the through hole can all vary, and some of these load cells can even be custom designed to accommodate off-center loading.

With the unique design of these kinds of load cells, it is possible to monitor the forces being applied by loads passing through the cell. For example, a donut load cell can be used to measure the compression force applied by a tightened bolt. The threads of the bolt can pass through the center of the cell and be screwed into a threaded hole. As the bolt is tightened, the head of the bolt comes into contact with the top of the load cell and begins to apply a compressive force, which can then be measured.

This is only a simple example of donut load cell use, but these load cells can be used in a multitude of industrial applications to monitor and measure important compressive forces.

When selecting a load cell, customers should consider and compare like for like features and consider aspects like the construction of the load cell and the cable entry method.

If the load cell will be used in applications that must be accomplished in harsh environments, protection for the load cell will have to be considered to ensure they provide reliable, long-lasting performance. Extra protection can be achieved through the use of additional coatings, like greases or paints, or through the use of a variety of plating materials. The load cell's design should also provide protection from everyday materials they might come in contact with like water or solvents.

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