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Two main factors determine the form factor. The first is how the load cell is connected to the structure. Whether the load cell is going to be used for tension, compression, or tension and compression is the second important consideration. Read More…

Miniature Load Cells Miniature load cells are available in an assortment of sizes and form factors.
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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. $$$

Shelby Township, MI  |  586-739-4254

Founded in 1992, SensorData Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom designed Torque and Force Sensors. SD was founded to re-address the marketplace need for applying the measurement device to the engineer's test. SensorData has provided a number of measurement products to a wide variety of industries ranging from multi-axis sensors to measure tire geometry, to multi-component sensors.

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SensorData Technologies, 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 $$$

Hampton, VA  |  800-522-6752

Measurement Specialties’ broad range of industrial load cells and force sensors feature Microfused™ technology, offering OEMs low cost and high reliability, plus packaged load cells for high performance or unique packaging, and Piezo Film for a reliable way to measure dynamic impact force up to thousands of pounds. Customization is offered for high volume OEM applications.

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Measurement Specialties, Inc. $$$

South Boston, MA  |  800-248-3669

Tekscan is a designer and manufacturer of force sensors. Our basic force sensor can be used for an array of applications. We also design load cell systems for specific needs. We offer a large selection of shapes and sizes of force sensors and complete load cell systems.

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Tekscan, Inc. $$$

Norwood, MA  |  781-298-2200

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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BLH Nobel $$$
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Miniature load cells are small units that can fit into tight areas. It is one of many specialized load cells meant for a specific function, including donut load cells, beam load cells, and button load cells.

In particular, the miniature load cell produces around 4mv/v output and is a full bridge strain gauge design. This formation of sensors connected by circuits functions well because it utilizes numerous sensors instead of just one. This enables the load cell to get the most accurate and efficient readings every time.

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Sensors within load cells are usually one of two styles; strain gauges, which use a coil, or piezoelectric sensors, which are made up of crystals. Both function through the deformation of their structures when weighing an object, be it compression or tension.

The deformation of their structure is then translated into an electric current that is output in either an analog or digital fashion and then made readable through a computer. Analog outputs have a variety of different styles, including analog frequency, analog voltage, and analog current.

The compression style of measuring involves the negative force, or "push-together" force of an object. Tension, on the other hand, is measuring the positive force, or "pull-apart" force on an object. These two models of measurement are the principal types of miniature load cells.

With threaded studs on one end, compression models can be easily attached. Tension/compression models assist in tension and compression because they use threaded rods on both ends.

Typically, load cells are made in a few set load ratings, such as five hundred or one thousand pounds. Miniature load cells, in contrast, provide maximum voltage output with a small, specific load rating that can be customized instead of having to be purchased from a catalog.

Load cells are offered in various accuracies, which are influenced by the size-to-load capacity and the construction of the load cell. Like other size load cells, miniature load cells are utilized often in the medical, aerospace, automotive, and robotic industries.

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