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Tension Load Cells

Load cells are transducers which convert pressure or force and give a measurable electrical output. Different types of load cells are used for different applications. For example, when intrinsic safety and hygiene are required, a pneumatic load cell is used. In a situation where use in remote locations is required, hydraulic load cells would be the ideal kind.

Strain gauge load cells can be used for almost all industrial application and they are very versatile. Tension load cells which are also commonly called compression load cells are ideal for applications where the load may go from tension to compression, or from compression to tension. They are very suitable for environments that restrict space, and their threaded ends allow for easy installation.

Tension Load Cells Load cells are transducers which convert pressure or force and give a measurable electrical output. Different types of load cells are used for different applications. For example, when intrinsic safety and hygiene are required, a pneumatic load cell is used.
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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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Tension load cells are very versatile with low profile and welded stainless steel design. They are very accurate in measuring compression and tension forces. These kinds of tension load cells, especially those that have male threaded stud connections for load attachment, are designed to collect tension and compression information under harsh conditions.

They are also able to measure bi-directional units which range from 1kg to 100 tons in 2" diameter with an FSO linearity of +/- 0.15%. The tension load cells have an internal design that allows for superior long term stability and significantly reduces the effects of small-axis loads. Tension load cells are highly accurate and leave a small foot print.

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Some advantages of tension load cells include easy installation, high accuracy, reliability, ability to be customized, high side load reduction, better sealing and protection, small, and inexpensive. Some down sides of the tension load spring are that the strain gauges are exposed and require protection, no load movement is allowed and the loads must be centered.

Therefore, there are a few things to consider when purchasing a tension load cell. The first being the duration of measurement (short-term duration with a tare, or long term duration without a tare), output requirements, direction of loading (tension/compression, or both), percent of accuracy requirement (as a percent of reading or full scale output), operating temperature conditions, options for mounting, certification requirements, operation costs and other accessories needed.

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