Strain Gauge Load Cells

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Strain Gauge Load Cells incorporate from 8 to 16 high output electrical resistance strain gauges in a full bridge configuration that are bonded to a high strength steel or stainless steel spool.

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Strain Gauge Load Cells incorporate from 8 to 16 high output electrical resistance strain gauges in a full bridge configuration that are bonded to a high strength steel or stainless steel spool. This arrangement compensates for both temperature effects and off center loading. Strain Gauge Load Cells are available in virtually any size, in both annular and solid styles. Gauge waterproofing utilizes the latest application techniques and protective materials. The rugged design includes heavy duty protective cover, sealed construction, and low deflection under load.

Mounting surfaces should be flat and parallel for optimum performance. RST recommends the use of top & bottom loading platens for best performance with annular load cells.


STRAIN GAUGE LOAD CELL SPECIFICATIONS

ITEM SPECIFICATION
Capacity 22.5 kN to 10675 kN (5,000 lbs to 2,400,000 lbs)
Hole Size 16 mm to 356 mm (5/8 in. to 14 in.), as required
Material High strength steel or stainless elements
Temperature Compensation -40°F to +107°F (-40°C to +40°C)
Overrange 100% FS
Sensitivity ±2.0mV/V

 

Strain Gauge Load Cells are commonly used to measure load/strain in various applications.

Strain Gauge Load Cells Ordering Info

Application
Annular or solid cell
Maximum capacity and smallest increment required
Environmental data
Size limitations
Cable connection and length
Loading Platens

 

Optional Equipment

Armored cable
Metal military, or plastic connectors (connectors not recommended in waterproof applications)
Readout: SG350 Bridge Transducer Readout

 

Accessories

Cable
Load and bearing plates
Terminal stations
Centralizer bushings if required

File Name

Strain Gauge Load Cells

Resource Type

Brochure
Language Version Download
English LPB0005I
Spanish LPB0027B

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