Tacuna Systems EMBSGB200 Load Cell Amplifier

The Tacuna Systems EMBSGB200 load cell amplifier is a low cost solution for your strain measurement needs. It comes with factory-calibrated gain, easily settable with its DIP switch. In addition, this miniaturized strain gauge amplifier completes a single quarter or half Wheatstone bridge, or accepts a full bridge. Also, in full bridge mode it amplifies any standard load cell. Can be embedded in any application, or is available with optional enclosure for standalone use. Excellent performance.

For a quick comparison of this product to our other amplifier products, see our Load Cell Amplifier Comparison Table in our Knowledge Base.

(4 customer reviews)

$99.95$166.90

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Tacuna Systems EMBSGB200 Load Cell Amplifier Features

The Tacuna Systems EMBSGB200 offers three versions: -M, -C and -X. The C and M versions offer manual gain and offset adjustment from a gain select DIP switch and offset adjust potentiometer, respectively. The X version controls gain and offset programmatically through an RS232 port. All versions of this strain gauge amplifier can interface with your microprocessor, analog-to-digital converter (ADC), or programmable logic controller (PLC) for reliable strain signal measurements. Accessories for all versions can be found at this link.

  • Amplified analog voltage output 0-5V range
  • Optional enclosure (small profile 1″ x 3″)
  • Gain: 110, 220, 550, 1100, 2200, 5500, 11000
  • Precision gain 0.1% tolerance
  • Unipolar operation eliminates need for bipolar data acquisition device
  • Ability to handle low bridge resistances (down to 10 ohms in special cases)
  • Vibration resistant circuitry for harsh environments (no low voltage piezoelectric effects)
  • Noise elimination factory customizable upon request; Factory default low-pass: -3 dB at∼75 Hz with 350 bridge
  • Interface directly with any analog LabVIEW DAQ or other DAQ systems
  • Upgradable firmware via RS-232 bootloader (X version)

 

EMBSGB200 Load Cell Amplifier Applications

  • Strain gauge measurement
  • Load cell measurement
  • Bridge sensor amplifier
  • Thermistor measurement
  • General differential amplifier
     

Available Options: EMBSGB-M (Manual gain and offset), EMBSGB-C (Manual gain and offset with 4-20mA output), EMBSGB-X (Programmable gain and offset via RS-232 port)

Contact us for any inquiries on load cell interfacing.

 

Tacuna System’s Commitment

We strive to serve our diverse customer base across all industries, enabling them with the proper tools they need to be successful. As a small business, we take great pride in providing free consultation for product design & prototyping to all our valued customers. Our engineering specialists also have extensive R&D experience in strain gauge load cell technology, as we are well-known for our in-house designed signal conditioners and amplifiers, that can be customized.

On-Board Bridge Completion Circuit

  • Contains mounting holes
  • Bridge resistors can be through hole or surface mount
  • Surface mount option allows placement of 0805 package resistors
  • Through hole resistors can be soldered in place or plugged into provided socket
  • Completion resistors sold separately

 

Anti-Aliasing and Noise Elimination Filters

  • Factory Default: -3dB at 70Hz C and M versions
  • Can be customized per your application

 

Calibration Offset

  • Use simple potentiometer to adjust for offset errors (C and M versions) or allow on-board microcontroller to handle this (X version)

 

Plug-In Connectors or Headers (Upon Request)

  • Additional plugs can be ordered here

4 reviews for Tacuna Systems EMBSGB200 Load Cell Amplifier

  1. Paul Brunkow (verified owner)

    Ordered this product as part of a research project at a university. Order was shipped promptly and the conditioner works as intended. The biggest plus here? Absolutely fantastic help! Chris Lange was able to walk me, an admitted and unrepentant amateur, through connections issues I had on my end and provide advice on the use of the product. He even accepted email photos of my set-up and consulted with engineers on his end to determine the best way to use the conditioner. Practically the same as having a knowledgeable technician right there in the lab with me.

  2. Sara Hashmi (verified owner)

    excellent little board! i needed to reduce signal noise in a very sensitive temperature-control experiment. after my keithley instruments failed i turned to tacuna systems to rebuild — glad i did!

  3. Brendan Palmer

    At first I couldn’t tell if the chip would work for my application. After explaining my application to the technical support they not only told me it would work but helped me through every stage from purchasing to installation. They even followed up just to make sure that I was satisfied and happy with the way the chip worked.
    If I needed another signal conditioner I would get this one without hesitation!

  4. Ted Agerton

    I am currently using 9 of these boards. Chris Lange of Tacuna systems has been very helpful in assisting with setup, debugging, and tailoring the boards to my specific needs. I am using 8 of them to amplify quarter bridge strain gauges that get the resonant frequency of a vibrating tank. I am acquiring the data with LabView at 2000 samples per second. After some adjustments and tinkering, the boards are working flawlessly at 1000X gain with minimal noise. I am using a ninth board in full bridge mode to modify a digital hanging scale. The scales accuracy has gone from 100 grams to 0.6 grams and now connects to a computer instead of a small digital display. It rivals in precision and accuracy to scales costing many times more. I would highly recommend this product for your strain gauge amplification needs. Easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and highly sensitive and flexible.

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