Pancake Load Cells

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Pancake Load Cells Pancake load cells are suitable for use in weighing and force measurement applications. They can be used for both tension and compression measurements and are usually used in materials testing and component fatigue testing applications for axial force measurements where a high accuracy, low-profile device is required.

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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. $$$

Golden, CO  |  800-550-0280

Tacuna Systems carries a broad selection of load cells, including disk, single-ended shear beam, double-ended shear beam, miniature, tension link, and more. Our team of engineers are experts in designing load cells for technical weighing applications in both industrial and commercial environments. We offer free consultation and prototyping services, as well as complimentary design assistance. Contact us today to learn more about what we do!

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Tacuna Systems $$$

Hudson, MA  |  978-562-7800

Turn to Flintec for high quality load cells that come in a wide variety of configurations including beam, compression, single point, tension and planar beam. Flintec offer a custom load cell service, working in partnership with customers to achieve a desired configuration. Other products include various types of force sensor and a wide range of electronic and hardware accessories. Contact one of our representatives today to find out more.

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Flintec Inc. $$$

Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

With over 45 years of experience, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) is a recognized leader for tension control products. We manufacture, sell, and service a complete line of tension measurement, display and control products for a variety of industries worldwide. DFE transducers are the industry standard for direct tension sensing and measurement. Tension measurement and control systems for flexible packaging and paper, film and foil converting are our specialty.

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Dover Flexo Electronics $$$

Scottsdale, AZ  |  480-948-5555

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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Interface, Inc. $$$

Chatsworth, CA  |  818-700-7818

For over 20 years, Dytran Instruments has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of force sensors. We offer 34 models of force sensors that can gauge force from milli-pounds to thousands of pounds. We also offer calibration and repair of load cells and force sensors. Contact us today!

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Dytran Instruments, Inc. $$$
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Pancake load cells are designed with bonded foil strain gages to allow for resistance in challenging circumstances like higher temperature environments. Pancake load cells have a dual diaphragm design that provides excellent off-axis performance.

Pancake load cells can be designed and constructed with welded stainless steel or aluminum and have a threaded thru-hole with standard setting and configurations that allow for the use of standard bolt diameters. Depending on the requirements of the buyer and the manufacturer from which the pancake load cell is to be produced, special threads or metric threads and mounting holes can be added to the pancake load cells being ordered.

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Pancake load cells are 0.03% to 0.10% accurate for full-scale output, and they can come with high-level analog voltage, analog current, or digital output according to the specification of the buyer.

Most high-level pancake load cells have internal signal conditioners with proprietary electronics. Units of these load cells, regardless of the type of output, are built with some form of standard electrical receptacle.

Pancake load cells can come in several designs like high-accuracy, tension-compression, fatigue-rated, precision, and coiled tubing injector pancake load cells, and they are built for endurance, off-center loading, and inline applications.

The tension and compression pancake load cells are designed to measure forces in both tension and compression with high accuracy and feature a low profile design.

Certain pancake compression load cells measure forces in compression only and usually have a digital or analog output.

Lastly, fatigue pancake load cells measure forces in tension and compression and are usually used for long-term cycle testing.

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