A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output; they essentially measure weight. There a many types of load cells including hydraulic, pneumatic, and strain gauge however, the most commonly used in industry are strain gauge load cells.
Load cells are used in a wide array of industry applications including agricultural, inventory management, oil/gas, medical, construction, robotics, and many more.
Load cells are not generally well known about, but they are the hidden mechanism behind items we use daily, such as retail weighing scales and self-serve check-outs, airport baggage check-in scales and heavy goods vehicle weighbridges to name a few. Wherever load cells are used it is important that they right for the job and that they are reliable and highly accurate to detect the slightest of change.
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