Processing Magazine

Stainless Steel Load Cells for Compression, Tension Applications

December 9, 2010

ADVANTAGE® load points and sensors are available for compression or tension applications, and in capacities ranging from 44 pounds to 600,000 pounds. Made of stainless steel, ADVANTAGE load sensors feature a no-cost NPT conduit adapter, true hermetic sealing to IP68 for superior protection from moisture, on-board electronic certs, and matched parameters for easy sensor installation without corner adjusting. Inside the load cells, a Hardy C2® memory chip allows electronic calibration in seconds without test weights. The mounting hardware is designed specifically to direct the load properly to the sensor, while resisting angular effects and reducing moment sensitivity, still permitting thermal expansion and contraction on the weighing system. Each load point is also fitted with a grounding strap and anti-lift off protection.