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There are two main kinds of load cells namely, capacitive load cells and resistive load cells. The micro load cell falls under the category of the resistive load cells which work with the principle of zero piezo-resistivity, meaning that when a load/force/stress is applied to the sensor, the resistance is changed. Because the resistance is changed, the output voltage is also changed. Read More…

Micro Load Cells A load cell is a sensor or transducer that transforms a load acting on it into an electrical signal.
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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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Micro load cells are mainly used for compression force measurement and are suitable for cramped locations which require high precision and high endurance. These micro load cells are very accurate and have high responses and high output signal levels.

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They are mainly designed for use in small applications as the name implies and are based on piezo resistive metal foil or thin film strain gauges.

Depending on the manufacturer, these micro load cells have weight capacities that range from 10 grams to 2000 pounds. The height of micro load cells is usually less than 10 mm and low studs which go as low as 3.3 mm. Also depending on the manufacturer, there are options for micro load cell designs that support subsea application needs.

One thing buyers should be aware of is that micro load cells and other load cells, in general, are only designed to measure force in one direction or are designed to measure at a certain point, and they generally ignore all other forms of force or pressure being applied.

Micro load cells are usually designed and manufactured using thin film strain gauge processes for greater stability and accuracy.

Applications for load cells include weighing scales, non-invasive medical sensors, aerospace or industrial measurements, and in some cases, pharmaceutical testing. Micro load cells offer certain benefits like having a low profile, single point platform, cost-effectiveness, long-term stability and low hysteresis.

Depending on the applications, most manufacturers are willing and able to make custom micro load cells for their customers.

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