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Different types of load cells are used for different applications. For example, when intrinsic safety and hygiene are required, a pneumatic load cell is used. In a situation where use in remote locations is required, hydraulic load cells would be the ideal kind. Strain gauge load cells can be used for almost all industrial application and they are very versatile. Read More…

Tension Load Cells Load cells are transducers which convert pressure or force and give a measurable electrical output.
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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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Tension load cells which are also commonly called compression load cells are ideal for applications where the load may go from tension to compression, or from compression to tension. They are very suitable for environments that restrict space, and their threaded ends allow for easy installation.

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Tension load cells are very versatile with low profile and welded stainless steel design. They are very accurate in measuring compression and tension forces. These kinds of tension load cells, especially those that have male threaded stud connections for load attachment, are designed to collect tension and compression information under harsh conditions. They are also able to measure bi-directional units which range from 1kg to 100 tons in 2" diameter with an FSO linearity of +/- 0.15%.

The tension load cells have an internal design that allows for superior long-term stability and significantly reduces the effects of small-axis loads. Tension load cells are highly accurate and leave a small footprint.

Some advantages of tension load cells include easy installation, high accuracy, reliability, ability to be customized, high side load reduction, better sealing and protection, small, and inexpensive. Some downsides of the tension load cell are that the strain gauges are exposed and require protection, no load movement is allowed and the loads must be centered.

Therefore, there are a few things to consider when purchasing a tension load cell. Some of these considerations include the duration of measurement (short-term duration with a tare, or long term duration without a tare), output requirements, direction of loading (tension/compression, or both), percent of accuracy requirement (as a percent of reading or full scale output), operating temperature conditions, options for mounting, certification requirements, operation costs, and other accessories needed.

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