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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.

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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. $$$

Columbus, OH  |  614-850-5000

Honeywell offers one of the most comprehensive selection of tension, compression and universal measurement load cells available on the market today, in all sizes from miniature to extra large. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel, our load cells are designed for high accuracy, even under extreme testing conditions that may affect measurements. Our load cells can be customized to meet your needs – contact us to discuss your application.

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Honeywell Test and Measurement $$$

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. $$$

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 $$$

Kent, WA  |  800-237-0022

Stress-Tek, Incorporated designs and manufactures custom and high volume weighing, measurement and deflection sensing devices. The result is an extensive line of high-quality load cells. Stress-Tek designs and manufactures two-wire electronics to integrate with its products to provide complete solutions that are guaranteed to meet your exact requirements. Contact Stress-Tek today!

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Stress-Tek, Inc. $$$
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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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