The Strain Gauge Load Cell That’s Inside

strain gauge load cellIn just about every digital retail scale in the market place there is a strain gauge load cell that is an important component of the overall scale system. Some of the top brands of load cells include the Vishay lineup of Tedea Huntleigh, Revere Transducers, Sensortronics, and Celtron. You also have to mention some of the other brands like Rice Lake and Cardinal load cells. Finally, there are other brands that are popular with customers like Artech load cells and Transcell Technology. Now, on this site we don’t typically get too technical but we wanted to take a look at the load cell article linked below to better understand the design of the load cell in the scale.

Today I wanted to look at several of the load cell designs that are available from Cardinal. Of course, load cells convert force into an electrical signal and are a very important part of things like hanging scales, truck scales, floor scales, and many other medical or industrial weighing systems. The load cell sensor detects force and moves the Continue reading