Multi-Axis Load Cells

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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.

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.Read More…Request for Quote

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.

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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. $$$

Maumee, OH  |  419-893-4356

As a load cell manufacturer, we would like to let you know that we offer our Low Profile Solid (LPS) load cells for compression measuring from .5-500 tons; Low Profile Ring (LPR) load cells; In-Line Series (ILS) of strain gauge load cells; and button load cells with capacities of 250-800 pounds.

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Helm Instrument Co., Inc. $$$

Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

Dover Flexo Electronics Inc. (DFE), based in Rochester, NH, USA, manufactures and supports a full line of tension control products for materials processing manufacturers. We are a leader in developing web tension control products & technology, such as tension load cells, tension force sensors, automatic tension controllers, tension indicators, tension transducers, and pneumatic tension brakes.

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Dover Flexo Electronics $$$

Irvine, CA  |  949-465-0900

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is a leading US manufacturer and supplier of advanced Load Cells, Force Sensors, Torque Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Signal Conditioners, Digital Displays and Portable Sensor Verification / Calibration Systems (VCal) utilizing Strain Gauge and thin film technology. AST demonstrated steady growth known to have a solid reputation in US and overseas markets.

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Futek Advanced Sensor Technology $$$

Burnaby, BC  |  855-269-5623

Headquartered in Canada, ANYLOAD has been in business for 20 years. ANYLOAD is experienced in the design and production of high quality standard load cells, specialty load cells, weigh modules, indicators, scales for commercial and industrial applications, and wide varieties of weighing components.

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Anyload Weigh & Measure Inc. $$$
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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.

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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.

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