Leading Load Sensor Manufacturers

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

Load Sensors Load sensors are utilized in compression, tension, and shear force measurement instrumentation. They communicate to a computer system by converting the measured mechanical force into an electrical signal output.

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.

Strainsert Company $$$

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, ...

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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.

TyTek Industries $$$

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 ...

Interface, Inc. $$$

At P3 America, Inc., our expertise centers around delivering top-of-the-line load cell solutions meticulously designed to meet diverse industrial and weighing needs. We specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality load cells crafted to suit various applications and client specifications. Within our portfolio of load cells, we offer a versatile array, including tension load cells, ...

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The most common type of load sensor uses strain gauges for the sensor section, which are very small devices that measure the strain of an object by converting internal deformation into electrical signals to precisely measure weight, force, or strain.

A strain gage is commonly a coil, although it can come in other shapes as well. A foil pattern is another common style of strain gauge. Force gauges use strain gauges in push-pull testing and flow measurements, utilizing these types of load sensors as part of a larger system rather then a simple circuit. While most measure and test with strain gauges, some are piezoelectric sensors, which use piezoelectric crystals to measure weight, strain, movement, and vibrations.

Many of these sensors, although quite small, are built to support or hold as much as several tons, while miniature load cells are built to provide precise measurements for much smaller applications such as medical measurements. The range in size can be as vast as a load sensor that weighs a gram up to a load sensor that weighs over a hundred tons.

After load sensors transduce mechanical stress into electrical energy, the information that they monitor is then signaled to a recorder or other computerized data collection system.

Load sensors use analog or digital technology for the recording and transferring of information. Common analog outputs are analog current, analog voltage, and analog frequency, all of which are translated onto a screen as workable data.

Load sensors and gauges are used in manufacturing, processing, and testing industries. The food processing industry uses them to precisely measure ingredients and for product distribution during packaging. Other applications include the testing of bridge building materials such as beams, for tension strength, as well as in railcar weighing, and truck scales.

They are important components in calibration systems and are also used in fatigue testing for research and development laboratories. The automotive industry as well as construction, marine, and industrial manufacturing all utilize this vital tool.

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Force Sensors

Force Sensors

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Load Cells

Load Cells

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Load Pins

Load Pins

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Strain Gauge

Digital Strain Gauge

A strain gauge is a sensor for measuring variations in resistance when a force is applied, then converting those changes in electrical resistance into measurements. Strain gauges are made from long, thin pieces of ...

Types of Load Cells

Pancake Load Cells

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Load Pin

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Platform Scales

Platform Scales

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Data Acquisition Systems

Data Acquisition Systems

A data acquisition system is a system that comprises sensors, measurement devices, and a computer. A data acquisition system is used for processing acquired data, which involves collecting the information...

Calibration Services

Calibration Services

A calibration service is a service aimed at detecting the inaccuracy and uncertainty of a measuring instrument or piece of equipment. In calibration, the device under test (DUT) is compared to a reference of known value to determine the deviation of the measurement from the true value...

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