Compression Load Cells
Compression load cells measure the strength and size difference of an object or material when it is subjected to compressive stress that results in size reduction. It is used for measuring straight line pushing force, which is negative, along a single axis.
They are highly accurate, long lasting and usually built out of stainless steel and are therefore very strong and can handle harsh environments.
Objects that are regularly under compressive stress like engine components are weighed by compression load cells to prevent buckling, ware and to test their strength and resistance. Compression load cells are used for heavy loads on bin or truck scales in industries like automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and agricultural. By subjecting materials and objects to compressive stress, compression load cells save space and reduce their volume. They exhibit internal button design, which measures the compression of the load on the scale.