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Load Sensors

Load sensors are components of measuring devices that monitor and gauge forces of compression, tension and shear. They communicate to a computer system by sending weight data through converting mechanical force into an electrical output signal. These sensors are used in mechanical testing, ongoing system monitoring and as components in devices such as industrial scales.The most common type of load sensor uses strain gauges for the sensor section, which are very small devices that measure the strain of an object by converting internal deformation into electrical signals to precisely measure weight, force or strain. Read More…Request for Quote

Load Sensors Load sensors are components of measuring devices that monitor and gauge forces of compression, tension and shear. They communicate to a computer system by sending weight data through converting mechanical force into an electrical output signal.

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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. $$$

Hudson, MA  |  978-562-7800

Turn to Flintec for high quality load cells that come in a wide variety of configurations including beam, compression, single point, tension and planar beam. Flintec offer a custom load cell service, working in partnership with customers to achieve a desired configuration. Other products include various types of force sensor and a wide range of electronic and hardware accessories. Contact one of our representatives today to find out more.

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Flintec Inc. $$$

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 $$$

Scottsdale, AZ  |  480-948-5555

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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Interface, Inc. $$$

Chatsworth, CA  |  818-700-7818

For over 20 years, Dytran Instruments has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of force sensors. We offer 34 models of force sensors that can gauge force from milli-pounds to thousands of pounds. We also offer calibration and repair of load cells and force sensors. Contact us today!

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Dytran Instruments, Inc. $$$
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A strain gage is commonly a coil, although it can come in other shapes as well. A foil pattern is another common style of strain gauge. Force gauges use strain gauges in push-pull testing and flow measurements, utilizing these types of load sensors as part of a larger system rather then a simple circuit. While most measure and test with strain gauges, some are piezoelectric sensors, which use piezoelectric crystals to measure weight, strain, movement and vibrations.

Many of these sensors, although quite small, are built to support or hold as much as several tons, while miniature load cells are built to provide precise measurements for much smaller applications such as medical measurements. The range in size can be as vast as a load sensor that weighs a gram up to a load sensor that weighs over a hundred tons.

After load sensors transduce mechanical stress into electrical energy, the information that they monitor is then signaled to a recorder or other computerized data collection system. Load sensors use analog or digital technology for the recording and transferring of information. Common analog outputs are analog current, analog voltage and analog frequency, all of which are translated onto a screen as workable data.

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Load sensors and gauges are used in manufacturing, processing and testing industries. The food processing industry uses them to precisely measure ingredients and for product distribution during packaging. Other applications include the testing of bridge building materials such as beams, for tension strength, as well as in railcar weighing and truck scales.

They are important components in calibration systems, and are also used in fatigue testing for research and development laboratories. So the automotive industry as well as construction, marine and industrial manufacturing all utilize this vital tool.

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