Load cells indicate the weight and force of the load they carry. They appear in everyday objects, like weight scales, but their ability to measure in so many applications makes them appealing to a wide range of industries. Companies use load cells for weighing items, process control, wire tension measurement and other forms of t...
Load cells indicate the weight and force of the load they carry. They appear in everyday objects, like weight scales, but their ability to measure in so many applications makes them appealing to a wide range of industries. Companies use load cells for weighing items, process control, wire tension measurement and other forms of testing. The output measured by a load cell includes force, load and weight, providing multiple data points at once. Certain load cells can be used together to sense objects with a wider weight distribution.
You can find load cells in numerous shapes and sizes that each have their own strengths and weaknesses. The load's capacity, environment and application all determine which type of load cell will work best for a situation. Some load cells are as small as a quarter, while others can accommodate thousands of pounds. Load cells most commonly use strain gauge technology, but they can also implement pneumatic, piezoelectric or hydraulic technology.
When purchasing a load cell, you must consider factors such as load weight, variances and usage conditions. Choosing the correct unit for your intended results becomes easier with help from a product distributor or another industry expert. No matter what kind of load cell you need, we offer just about any product on the market. If you can't find what you want, we can customize a load cell to the standards you specify. Determine all the necessary components for your application, then purchase them all from Cooper Instruments & Systems.
Just a few different types of load cells that we can proudly offer at the highest quality include:
We do more than just manufacture and distribute load cells. We also offer calibration services with Z540, A2LA certification test standards through our partners so your current equipment stays precise. We use three-point, two-run and five-point single-run processes to test for nonlinearity and hysteresis performance and repeatability, all of which are NIST traceable.
When you opt into one of our contracts for one, two or three years at a locked price, you’ll even get a discount. If you don’t want to keep track of your equipment yourself, we can do it for you and send you calibration due date reminders. This system gives you more time and energy to focus on your work.
We serve countless industries to bring leading businesses the load cells and calibration services they require. Some of our most common customers and businesses include:
When you choose our company, you’ve decided to go the route of a one-stop shop where you can get any type of load cell you need without jumping from provider to provider. Most load cell manufacturers will only stock their own products, making the customer visit more than one store to browse all the available options. At Cooper Instruments & Systems, we carry load cells from a wide range of manufacturers, giving us one of the most diverse inventories in the business. That's because we understand what you need and value your time more than we worry about the competition. In our inventory, you’ll find beam, S-beam, platform, compression and tension load cells and many other types in several models with different capacities. You can access a range of capacities from 0-10 grams to 0-3 million pounds.
If you check our inventory and can’t find the specific product you need, give us a call at 1-800-344-3921 or 540-349-4746 — our representatives will be happy to help you find the perfect component. If we still can’t find what you need, we’ll tap into our customization practice and modify an already-existing load cell for your unique specifications or to meet OEM standards.
At Cooper Instruments & Systems, our top priority is exceptional customer service and quick, affordable solutions. We sell throughout the United States and internationally, so request a quote today.