A load cell is a kind of force gauge. It entails a transducer to build an electrical signal where its magnitude is directly proportional to the computed force. The types of load cells are hydraulic, pneumatic and strain gauge. This article enlists the benefits of load cells.
- Versatile sensing platform
Load cells are quite versatile and can be used to compute parameters like vibration, acceleration, proximity, humidity, torque, turbidity and temperature. You can also alter the gap between the plates, an overlapped area or the dielectric material installed between the plates to build sensors for multiple applications.
- Highly sensitive, even in small packages
Load cells are much sensitive than other measurement techniques like resistive strain gauges. When compared to resistive device, the signals can range from a 10 to a 100 for the same level of displacement. Due to this, they are not required to be strained or deformed to get a strong signal. Consecutively, rugged sensors can be used in small sensor packages in many sizes and shape with the help of standard mechanical and electronic means.
- Output options are flexible
The measurement technique for output frequency is the basic signal which is proportional to loads. As an alternative you can also use a higher level analog or digital technique to obtain output.
- Sturdy mechanical device
Our load cell sensor is not made of sensitive strain gauges or piezo parts and hence is less prone to shock loading and can bestow overload protection multiple times by resistive load cells. This is a huge pro for many market segments to keep the damage to sensors at bay.
- It consumes low power
The sensors only take as low as 10 mW to run. This is also a huge benefit for mobile or unattended battery based applications.
- It is low profile and offers flexible shapes
Our load cell sensor is designed with small gaps between the capacitive plates and maintaining high sensitive nature at the same time. Due to this, sensors are made very small in height and diameter and can also be made in diverse shapes and patterns to be deemed suitable for the end use application.
- Easy connectivity
The information on the sensor can be accessed from a computer system or with a PDA with the help of a wired or wireless gateway. It can also be accessed on the web.