Force Gauges

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They are used widely in mechanical testing, ongoing system monitoring, and as components in devices such as industrial scales. Read More…

Force Gauges Force gauges are measuring devices exactly like load cells, which monitor and gauge compression, tension, and shear forces.

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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. $$$

Worthington, OH  |  614-430-0683

Tecsis LP specializes in designing and manufacturing load cells for the most challenging applications. Our in-house engineering team will create a one-of-a-kind sensor or modify our standard product to meet your needs. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility delivers all industrial load cell configurations including low profile pancake, donut, shear beam, canister, and in-line models, each one integrated with a complete offering of electrical connectors, outputs, and mounting options.

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tecsis LP $$$

Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

Dover Flexo Electronics Inc. (DFE), based in Rochester, NH, USA, manufactures and supports a full line of tension control products for materials processing manufacturers. We are a leader in developing web tension control products & technology, such as tension load cells, tension force sensors, automatic tension controllers, tension indicators, tension transducers, and pneumatic tension brakes.

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Dover Flexo Electronics $$$

Wallingford, CT  |  203-294-5800

We have been committed to offering our customers quality and our expertise in load cells since we first opened our doors in 1979. With over 35 years of field industry experience our customers know that they can depend on us to come up with a custom solution to their most challenging load cell issues. We offer a variety of load cells including pancake load cells, dead shaft idler load cells and life shaft load cells as well as many others. Visit our website today!

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Strain Measurement Devices $$$

North Attleboro, MA  |  508-809-5099

At Acuity, our highly experienced team consistently delivers the latest technologies and solutions to enhance system performance, minimize downtime, and maximize productivity. We provide innovative solutions for storage, tubing management, and ergonomic improvements that enhance safety and operator comfort. Visit our website or call today for more information about our line of load cells.

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Acuity Process Solutions $$$
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Load cells are in essence just another term for force gauges, which can be made up of two kinds of sensors, in a variety of industries. Any company that needs to measure heavy loads, such as pallets of goods for shipping in industrial manufacturing, building materials in construction, and mass amounts of ingredients or packaging in food processing companies, requires the use of these load cells.

The two types of sensors utilized most often are strain gages and piezoelectric sensors, the first made up of metal coils and the second made up of crystals. They gather the information of force and translate it into electrical currents or signals that can then be read through analog or digital output.

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Specifically, the strain gauges are deformed by the weight of the pressure, be it a separation stress like the tension load cell specializes in measuring, or a pushed together stress like the compression load cell is made to measure.

The crystals of the piezoelectric sensors are electrically neutral, but create a current when stress is applied. By gauging the amount of stress and the type of stress by the strength of the crystal reaction, a load cell or force gauge utilizing piezoelectric crystals can get a very accurate reading.

The main purpose of force gauges is to measure levelness and tension in load cells. The information they monitor is then signaled to a recorder or other computerized data collection system for further analysis.

The two basic components of a load cell are the sensing element and the circuit. The sensing element is often the force gauge and the circuit is the connection of these gauges throughout the load cell. Load cell outputs include analog voltage, analog current, analog frequency, switch or alarm, serial, and parallel.

The most basic designs consist of four gauges, which make up the measuring circuit. The connection between the four gauges is what makes up the circuit, which is also what connects to the analog or digital read out. More complex and detailed cells can have up to thirty gauges as part of the measuring circuit. The more gauges inside the load cell, the more sensitive the cell is in recording and monitoring variance in measurement.

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