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Load Cells & Weigh Bars

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. 

High Accuracy

Our load cells and weigh bars are designed and manufactured with advanced technology and high-quality materials, ensuring that they deliver reliable and accurate weight measurements with every use.

Purchasing Consultation

Selecting the ideal load cells or weigh bars can be challenging, but our team of experts is here to help. Let us assist you in choosing the best models that meet your specific needs.

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Load Cells & Weigh Bars FAQs

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.

What Our Customers Say

"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"I received a call from a gentleman at Conway Freight regarding your service at Conway in Louisville.  Apparently he was extremely impressed with the service, repairs and installations American Scale completed at the terminal.  During the years we have been doing national service, this is the first time one of the national accounts has called specifically to compliment a dealer.  He has never walked into a terminal and not called me with some issue that needs to be fixed.  He said a couple times over there was not one little thing wrong with the scales that he could find. I want to thank your for everything you have done to present because American Scale represents Rice Lake and you have made both companies look great!  The gentleman who called is also the person who controls the reweighs and scale purchases for Conway corporate.  With that said, he was impressed!"
Chris Olsen
National Accounts Service Manager, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
"I have no complaints with American Scale or its employees. The people that come to the plant are always well represented and work with us to resolve any issues. Most go above and beyond by pointing out any issues they see, not even pertaining to the trouble call they were called on. We are very satisfied with American Scale and will continue to use their services."
Todd Waiz
Dawn Foods
"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"I received a call from a gentleman at Conway Freight regarding your service at Conway in Louisville.  Apparently he was extremely impressed with the service, repairs and installations American Scale completed at the terminal.  During the years we have been doing national service, this is the first time one of the national accounts has called specifically to compliment a dealer.  He has never walked into a terminal and not called me with some issue that needs to be fixed.  He said a couple times over there was not one little thing wrong with the scales that he could find. I want to thank your for everything you have done to present because American Scale represents Rice Lake and you have made both companies look great!  The gentleman who called is also the person who controls the reweighs and scale purchases for Conway corporate.  With that said, he was impressed!"
Chris Olsen
National Accounts Service Manager, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
"I have no complaints with American Scale or its employees. The people that come to the plant are always well represented and work with us to resolve any issues. Most go above and beyond by pointing out any issues they see, not even pertaining to the trouble call they were called on. We are very satisfied with American Scale and will continue to use their services."
Todd Waiz
Dawn Foods

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