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Force Gauge Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of force gauge manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source force gauge manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate force gauge companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture force gauges for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading force gauge manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for drawbar force gauges, screw on linear force gauges, or hydraulic sight gauge force.

  • West Conshohocken, PA 610-825-3310

    Strainsert Company is a manufacturer of force gauges for research, testing, weighing and control applications and can custom design and manufacture products to your exacting specifications. Strainsert wants to provide the most responsive, accurate, efficient solution for research and satisfies many customers from a variety of fields, such as aerospace and marine. Please call Strainsert today!

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  • Apex, NC 919-772-0115

    We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection. Our sensors are used in robotic assembly, robotic material removal, product testing, biomedical and biomechanical research.

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  • Shelby Township, MI 586-739-4254

    Founded in 1992, SensorData Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom designed Torque and Force Sensors. SD was founded to re-address the marketplace need for applying the measurement device to the engineer's test. SensorData has provided a number of measurement products to a wide variety of industries ranging from multi-axis sensors to measure tire geometry, to multi-component sensors.

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  • Hampton, VA 800-522-6752

    Measurement Specialties’ broad range of industrial load cells and force sensors feature Microfused™ technology, offering OEMs low cost and high reliability, plus packaged load cells for high performance or unique packaging, and Piezo Film for a reliable way to measure dynamic impact force up to thousands of pounds. Customization is offered for high volume OEM applications.

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  • South Boston, MA 800-248-3669

    Tekscan is a designer and manufacturer of force sensors. Our basic force sensor can be used for an array of applications. We also design load cell systems for specific needs. We offer a large selection of shapes and sizes of force sensors and complete load cell systems.

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  • Norwood, MA 781-298-2200

    We offer standard tension, standard compression, hollow tension/compression and many other types of load cells for your convenience of choice. Each of our load cells is designed to meet ASTM specifications and our customers' requirements to further ensure the exact product for you! All of our products are put through extensive testing before leaving our state of the art facilities to ensure the best products possible. To learn more visit our website today!

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Force Gauges

Force gauges are measuring devices exactly like load cells, which monitor and gauge forces of compression, tension and shear. They are used widely in mechanical testing, ongoing system monitoring and as components in devices such as industrial scales.

Load cells are in essence just another term for force gauges, which can be made up of two kinds of sensors, in a variety of industries. Any company that needs to measure heavy loads, such as pallets of goods for shipping in industrial manufacturing, building materials in construction and mass amounts of ingredients or packaging in food processing companies, requires the use of these loadcells. The two types of sensors utilized most often are strain gages and piezoelectric sensors, the first made up of metal coils and the second made up of crystals. They gather the information of force and translate it into electrical currents or signals that can then be read through analog or digital output. Specifically, the strain gauges are deformed by the weight of the pressure, be it a separation stress, like the tension load cell specializes in measuring or a pushed together stress like the compression load cell is made to measure. The crystals of the piezoelectric sensors are electrically neutral, but create a current when stress is applied. By gauging the amount of stress and the type of stress by the strength of the crystal reaction, a load cell or force gauge utilizing piezoelectric crystals can get a very accurate reading.


The main purpose of force gauges is to measure levelness and tension in load cells. The information they monitor is then signaled to a recorder or other computerized data collection system for further analysis. The two basic components of a load cell are the sensing element and the circuit. The sensing element is often the force gauge and the circuit is the connection of these gauges throughout the load cell. Load cell outputs include analog voltage, analog current, analog frequency, switch or alarm, serial and parallel. The most basic designs consist of four gauges, which make up the measuring circuit. The connection between the four gauges is what makes up the circuit, which is also what connects to the analog or digital read out. More complex and detailed cells can have up to thirty gauges as part of the measuring circuit. The more gauges inside the load cell, the more sensitive the cell is in recording and monitoring variance in measurement.

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