Load cells are devices that are used to measure weight or force. They are typically used in applications where accurate measurements are critical, such as in manufacturing. Weigh bars are a type of load cell that are designed for weighbridges used to weigh large vehicles such as trucks.
This Coti CG-26S2 load cell is constructed to handle intense washdown and corrosive environments
A low height load cell designed for tension and compression. Available in anodized aluminum (5 to 300 lb capacity) or stainless steel (500 to 2,000
Load cells and weigh bars are sensors that measure weight or force and convert it into an electrical signal that can be read by a digital display or other device.
Load cells and weigh bars work on the principle of strain gauges, which are thin wires that change their resistance when they are stretched or compressed. When weight or force is applied to the load cell or weigh bar, the strain gauges change their resistance, producing an electrical signal that is proportional to the weight or force applied.
There are several types of load cells, including strain gauge load cells, hydraulic load cells, and pneumatic load cells. Strain gauge load cells are the most common and use strain gauges to measure weight or force.
There are several types of weigh bars, including single ended shear beam weigh bars, double ended shear beam weigh bars, and compression weigh bars. Single Ended shear beam weigh bars are the most common and are ideal for use in livestock scales and other applications where the load is applied in one direction.
Load cells and weigh bars offer several advantages over traditional mechanical scales, including higher accuracy, faster response times, and better durability.
Load cells and weigh bars are used in a variety of applications, including industrial weighing, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics, livestock weighing, and medical and scientific research.
Choosing the right load cell or weigh bar depends on several factors, including the weight capacity needed, the environment in which it will be used, and the accuracy required. It’s important to consult with a supplier or expert to determine the best option for your specific application.