Multi-Axis Load Cells
Multi-axis load cells are designed and manufactured to measure a multitude of forces and/or moments simultaneously with a single load cell sensor. These sensors provide multiple bridges that precisely measure the applied force from one direction with little or no cross-talk from the other forces or moments when installed and used according to specifications. They are designed to measure force in three directions and torque or moment in three directions. Typical multi-axis load cell applications are found in the offshore industry, industrial test benches and crash testing. Read More…..
Strainsert CompanyWest 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.$$$
ATI Industrial Automation, Inc.Apex, NC | 919-772-0115
We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection.$$$
TyTek IndustriesCincinnati, 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.$$$
Load Cell CentralMilan, PA | 800-562-3235
Founded in 1985, Load Cell Central has firmly established its reputation as a leader in load cell manufacturing, custom weighing system integration, and first-class load cell repairs. Load Cell Central offers a wide variety of popular load cell and component configurations for virtually every new or old weighing system, scale or component replacement possibility. Technical and after-sale support, attention to detail and to your special requirements, are unmatched in the industry.$$$
HBM, Inc.Marlborough, MA | 800-578-4260
For nearly 70 years, the name HBM has stood for reliability, precision and innovation all over the world. HBM offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries. HBM's product range covers sensors, transducers, strain gauges, amplifiers and data acquisition systems as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests and analysis.$$$
SENTRAN, LLCOntario, CA | 888-545-8988
SENTRAN's corporate charter is to manufacture and market premium quality load cells. SENTRAN serves the biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, material handling, aerospace, automotive, agricultural, fitness and health, petrochemical and off-shore industries. SENTRAN’s experienced and knowledgeable workforce is capable and ready to find the solution that’s right for you. Call now!$$$
In experimental testing activities, the use of multi axis load cells is widespread e.g. balances for wind tunnels, structures, etc. Many commercially available load cells are able to measure the steady or dynamic forces and moments acting on a structure, but are generally quite expensive and their usage is restricted to advanced research and development activities. The high cost is often due to the relatively complex hardware, to time consuming calibration, and to special materials used for the manufacturing.
Some newer load cells are, on the contrary, relatively simple devices able to measure the three components of a force and the three components of a moment acting on the load cell itself. The sensing structural element is basically a three spokes structure constrained to the frame of the load cell by means of special areas. The forces acting on the cell are processed by the electronics accommodated inside the cell, and the information is fed directly to a display for use by the operator.
The capacity of multi-axis load cells ranges from 10 grams to 3,000,000 lbs for units requiring traceable calibrations. They can also be waterproofed to protect against harsh environments that may damage the load cell. For a good, robust design and maximum effectiveness, certain special requirements have to be met.
These requirements depend on the intended application but can range from the calibration requirements, special approvals, testing or cleaning requirements, frequency response, shock and vibration resistance, to serviceability. Keeping these requirements in mind during purchase will allow for a valuable buy.