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WHAT IS A LOAD CELL?

A lot of people have the morning routine of stepping on a scale to check their weight. What most people don’t know is that they are using a very simple “load cell” to find out their weight.

Old scales used to use weights to try and level out the two sides of the scale; now we have methods that measure weight automatically. The first thing we need to know about a load cell is a definition of what we are talking about.

A load cell is a force gauge that consists of a transducer that is used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured.

 

What are the Different Types of Load Cells?

There are four common types of these sensors; they are:

– Pneumatic

– Hydraulic

– Strain gauge

– Capacitance

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