Load cell specifications generally cover three things: (1) what output voltage can you expect for a given load, (2) how much error can you expect for a given output and (3) how to safely operate the load cell. This article explains some of the most common load cell manufacturer's specifications.
The key to starting any job is having the right tools and equipment. This is especially true for load and force-measurement applications. Choosing the right load cell is critical to obtaining high-quality, accurate readings. This article explains the ideal load cell choice based on tasks, size, orientation, durability, environmental factors, and required signal outputs.
While selecting the appropriate load cell model for an application is important, accurate measurements also depend on proper mounting and installation. Guarantees ease of use and safe operations. Tips and starting points for setting up your load cell configuration.
Each measurement device is designed to endure some level of misuse, but ultimately project personnel are responsible for ensuring that well-documented quality control procedures are followed. Improper handling unnecessarily wastes project resources. This document offers important “dos” and “don’ts” of handling, storage and preservation that should be included in process documentation.
The minimum weight, or even change in weight, that a load cell can sense is important information when selecting the right load cell for a force measurement application. This article explains how to uncover this critical piece of knowledge.
While selecting the appropriate load cell model for an application is important, if the right amplifier or conditioner is not used, the load cell measurements might be rendered useless. Properly operating the load cell amplifier is critical to obtaining high-quality, accurate readings.
Large-scale, complex weighing systems often require a combination of multiple load cells to record accurate measurements. In this case, a junction or summing box combines measurement signals from these distributed load cell devices. The load cell trimming process is crucial to ensure combined signal accuracy.
The ability to transmit data wirelessly has become standard in most technology applications today. Load cell applications are no exception. Learn about wireless load cell advantages and available solutions.