Force Transducer Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • West Conshohocken, PA

    Just a few of the different types of load cells that we offer are universal load cells, compression load cells, metric universal load cells, fatigue rated load cells and many others. Our products serve many diverse industries including aerospace, automotive and industrial as well as a broad variety of others. We are dedicated to working closely with you to come up with the exact product that you need. Visit our website today to learn more!

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  • Milan, PA

    Since 1985, Load Cell Central has been a leading manufacturer in the load cell industry. We offer a wide selection of load cells with customization options available to better fit the needs of our customers. Our expert team works alongside our customers from start to finish and continues to be available for after-sale support. Load Cell Central prides itself on our attention to detail and high-quality products.

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  • West Chester, OH

    At TyTek Industries we manufacture load cells to suit all capabilities. Our expertise has provided insight and load cell solutions for a range of customers and industries. Our engineering team’s philosophy ensures we do everything humanly and technologically possible to match your requirements with quality, cost and delivery. We’re here to help you carry the load.

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  • East Hanover, NJ

    Anyload has been in business for over 20 years. Anyload is experienced in the design and production of high quality standard load cells, specialty load cells, weigh modules, indicators, scales for commercial and industrial applications, and wide varieties of weighing components.

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  • Harvest, AL

    At Coti Global Sensors, we are dedicated to providing top-of-the-line load cell solutions and comprehensive services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clientele. With years of experience and expertise in the industry, we have established ourselves as a trusted authority in load cell manufacturing, renowned for our commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

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Force Transducer Industry Information

Force Transducer

A force transducer measures the applied force from the proportional deformation of a spring element and converts it into transmitted output signals sent to indicators, controllers, data acquisition systems, and computer systems. As a general force measurement rule, the greater the amount of force, the more the spring is deformed.

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How Force Transducers in Balancing Scales Work

A transducer or load cell is the main component of a mechanical weighing scale. In terms of technical accuracy, these devices convert one form of energy (gravitational force, which is the weight of an object) into another form of energy (electronic signal). The devices provide a sensor display that measures accurate weight.

According to the laws of physics, when you apply pressure or force on a piece of metal, it changes shape (however, that change may not be physically visible to you). A force transducer measures this change and displays it in the form of gravitational force or energy. This gravitational force is called the physical mass of an object. A micrometer is used in the transducer, which interprets that micro change. This is the simple principle on which force transducers or load cells work in a weighing sensor or balancing scale. One measured input is translated into some accurately-measured output by the transducer.

In general, a force transducer can be viewed as an electrical, electronic, digital, and mechanical device. It is also an electromechanical device that combines the principles of modern physics.

Input and Output
The weight or force placed on a machine is called input, and the data we receive on the LED or digital indicator is output. Input in technical terms is the parameter that will be measured by the load cell. The cell's job is to make sure that an accurate output is received easily.
Elastic Load-Bearing Element
Many blueprints of force transducers contain elastic load-bearing elements. The main job of these elements is to deflect after a load has been placed and help the built-in sensor to measure the amount of deflection. The sensor, in many designs, is a secondary transducer, which facilitates more accurate data. The secondary transducer converts the quantity of deflection into electronic signals that you see on the screen.
In general terms, force transducers are also known as elastic devices consisting of different elements such as beams, rings, circles, and cylinders.

Applications of Force Transducers

A system of parts rather than a single piece of machinery, force transducers are common in many industries for many applications. The manufacturing, automotive, medical, defense and assembly line industries use force transducers in applications like quality assurance in manufacturing and assembly, press monitoring, biomechanics, product testing, materials testing, dynamic weighing of moving vehicles, and wheel force measurement. They are also used as kitchen scales and small, portable tire pressure gauges in the home. These force measurement systems produce data by analog or digital electronic, pneumatic or hydraulic outputs. They are inexpensive to produce and long lasting. They also vary in size and weight, depending on their intended use. A force transducer can be as large as hundreds of tons when it is meant for industrial buildings or as small as a gram for minuscule medical measurements. Environmental hazards, placement, and size are all things that require consideration to make sure that those in the environment with a force transducer, particularly the larger ones, are safe.

Types of Force Transducers

The object or material being measured by a force transducer must exhibit some elasticity in order to work correctly. Their components include a scale platform, an electronic system for the output, voltage, and a strain gauge sensor or load cell. There are four main types of force transducers, all ranging in methods of measuring and construction. Force transducers are used in a variety of measuring devices that are used across industries.

Strain Gauge Load Cells
The most popular type of force transducers. This category includes many other sub-types such as elastic elements, electrical resistance strain gauges, foil strain gauges, semiconductor strain gauges, thin-film strain gauges, and wire strain gauges (all having dissimilar working principles). Strain gauge load cells are the most common type and have multiple elastic elements that measure the force in certain spots.
Piezoelectric Crystal Load Cells
Help you gauge the quantity and intensity of electric charges formed on a crystalline material. Such devices have a charge amplifier to measure the change. In addition, these devices have piezoelectric crystal sensors that work together to help the user fetch the measurement. Piezoelectric crystal force transducers use quartz under pressure, producing an electrical charge proportional to the mechanical load applied. Both are translating a deformation of their measurement structures, a coil for the strain gauge and a crystal for the piezoelectric, into a readable signal.
Pressure Load Cells
Available in two types: hydraulic and pneumatic load cells. The hydraulic type includes liquid oil that is set with a preload pressure. While the pneumatic type is quite similar to the hydraulic type, the counteracting pressure is relational to the force in these machines and can be seen on the pressure dial. Hydraulic load cells use pressurized liquid to measure force, while pneumatic systems use force and pneumatic pressure. The counteracting pressure is measured and displayed. Like load cells, force transducer models must be chosen with care by consumers since many factors are involved.

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tecsis LP Model UDA Signal Conditioner/Amplifier for Strain Gage Transducers

  Versatile, full-featured amplifier with DIN-mount convenience.   tecsis LP introduces the new Model UDA; a universal signal conditioner and amplifier designed for use with all full bridge, strain gage-based transducers. Model UDA’s amplified output is user-selectable for ±5Vdc, ±10Vdc, or 4-20mA. This versatile unit features selectable excitation of 2.5 or 5.0Vdc bridge voltage and requires a supply voltage between 11 and 28Vdc to adapt to industrial, process, or mobile environments.   Model UDA includes coarse and fine zero and span adjustments and a symmetry adjustment for... Read More About This