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Pancake Load Cells

Pancake load cells are suitable for use in weighting and force measurement applications. They can be used for both tension and compression and are usually used in materials testing and component fatigue testing applications for axial force measurements where a high accuracy, low-profile device is required.

The high frequency response of pancake load cells also makes them ideal for dynamic force and load measurement applications such as crash test walls. Pancake load cells are designed with bonded foil strain gages to allow for resistance in challenging circumstances like higher temperature environments. Pancake load cells have a dual diaphragm design that provides excellent off-axis performance.

Pancake load cells can be designed and constructed with welded stainless steel, 4130, or aluminum and have a threaded thru-hole with standard setting and configurations that allow for the use of standard bolt diameters. Depending on the requirements of the buyer and the manufacturer from which the pancake load cell is to be produced, special threads or metric threads and mounting holes can be added to the pancake load cells being ordered.

Pancake Load Cells Pancake load cells are suitable for use in weighting and force measurement applications. They can be used for both tension and compression and are usually used in materials testing and component fatigue testing applications for axial force measurements where a high accuracy, low-profile device is required.
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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. $$$

Columbus, OH  |  614-850-5000

Honeywell offers one of the most comprehensive selection of tension, compression and universal measurement load cells available on the market today, in all sizes from miniature to extra large. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel, our load cells are designed for high accuracy, even under extreme testing conditions that may affect measurements. Our load cells can be customized to meet your needs – contact us to discuss your application.

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Honeywell Test and Measurement $$$

York, PA  |  717-843-0081

Morehouse is an experienced leader in force and torque measurement helping to create a safer world. We use our knowledge to provide solutions including accurate measurement data and data analysis software. The goal is to help customers make better measurements which can make the difference between success or failure of everyday technology. We offer ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibrations accurate to 0.002 percent of applied force up to 120,000 lbf and 0.01 percent up to 2,250,000 lbf.

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Morehouse Instrument Company, Inc. $$$

Cincinnati, 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.

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TyTek Industries $$$

Kent, WA  |  800-237-0022

Stress-Tek, Incorporated designs and manufactures custom and high volume weighing, measurement and deflection sensing devices. The result is an extensive line of high-quality load cells. Stress-Tek designs and manufactures two-wire electronics to integrate with its products to provide complete solutions that are guaranteed to meet your exact requirements. Contact Stress-Tek today!

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Stress-Tek, Inc. $$$
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Pancake load cells are 0.03% to 0.10% accurate for full scale output and they can come with high level analog voltage, analog current, or digital output according to the specification of the buyer. Most high level pancake load cells have internal signal conditioners with proprietary electronics. Units of these load cells, regardless of the type of output, are built with some form of standard electrical receptacle.

Pancake load cells can come in several designs like high-accuracy, tension-compression, fatigue-rated, precision, and coiled tubing injector pancake load cells and they are built for endurance, off-center loading, and inline applications. The tension and compression pancake load cells are designed to measure forces in both tension and compression with high accuracy and feature a low profile design.

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Compression only pancake load cells measure forces in compression only and usually have a digital or analog output. Lastly, fatigue pancake load cells measure forces in tension and compression and are usually used for long term cycle testing.

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