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.

Leading Manufacturers

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. $$$

Webb City, MO  |  800-441-4237

At Cardinal/DETECTO, we have made it our goal to ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality load cells in the industry in order exceed customer expectation 100 percent of the time. Our products are top of the line and will provide the lasting value that you have been searching for! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you or contact us via telephone or email today!

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Cardinal/DETECTO $$$

Harvest, AL  |  866-762-2684

Customer service and satisfaction is our number one goal. We take the time to consider each case individually, so that we can explore precisely what will meet your needs the best- whether it is compression load cells, scales, or labels. You can learn more about what we do when you visit our website or call today! We would love to start serving you right away!

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Coti Global Sensors $$$

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 $$$

Dartmouth, MA  |  800-849-4016

Since 1990, Sensing Systems has been providing a full scope of measurement services and manufacturing high quality stain gage base sensors. We have a host of load cells/force sensors for you to choose from: standard or custom, high capacity, pharmaceutical sensors, calibration services, strain gaging services and much more. A variety of torque sensors are available along with many other services.

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Sensing Systems Corporation $$$
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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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