Load cells are designed to meet the most stringent accuracy requirements. Certifications have been obtained from Weights & Measures Authorities, worldwide. They offer total stainless steel construction and complete hermetic sealing, making them suitable for use in the toughest industrial environments.This load cell design, in combination with a low cost self aligning rocker assembly, unites excellent load introduction with a low profile outline.
Load cells come in many different shapes, sizes and capacities and are now the industry standard for all types of weighing. It can be a bit of a mine field trying to find the correct load cell for your application. I have listed some of the most common found today and their uses.
1. Single Point
Single point is probably the cheapest and most popular type on the market today. Because of their price and reliability, they can be found in most types of retail scales, counting scales, medical scales, parcel scales and postal scales. This type of load cell can be used in platform scales and industrial weighing systems to provide rigorous.
2. Canister Type
Canister type have been around for a long time and tend to be the industry standard for most high capacity, compression applications. Canister type load cells are used for single and multi-weighing applications. This type of cell has a button on the top and bottom side and can be used in compression only. Canister type load cells are used in tank scales, vessel weighing applications, axle weighing scales, truck weighing, vehicle scales and weighbridges. Canister type load cells offer accurate weighing in harsh environments.
3. S Type
As you know gets their name from their shape, being the letter ‘S’. S type load cells can provide a digital output when used in either tension or compression and provide superior side load rejection. This type of cell has two female threaded fixing points, top and bottom were eye bolts or thread rod ends can be attached. This type is used in crane scales, hanging scales, hoist scales and most tension applications.