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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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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. $$$

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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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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