Custom Solutions

At Flintec we understand that unique projects need specialist attention. Whilst our standard product range accommodates a wide variety of applications; sometimes you need a bespoke solution.
Each year approximately half of the products we launch are custom load cell solutions, illustrating our customer-driven service. We aim to provide the best possible solution for each application we encounter.

Our work on custom loadcells range from simple modifications to complex projects. It all depends on your particular needs.

How We Can Help

Here at Flintec we have one of the strongest engineering resource pools in the industry. Our in-house work includes metallurgy, stress analysis, metrology, process engineering, industrial design, electronics, and software. Such a diverse skill set ideally places us to tackle any custom solution you might need.
We can take care of all the steps involved in bringing your custom solution to fruition. This includes the sensor, hardware, electronic and software development, verification and validation processes.

We will tailor the manufacturing process of our custom load cells to suit your demand. We can provide low-volume specialist work, yet quickly scale up to high-volume output via dedicated work cells.

We also offer technical support for clients inexperienced with weight and force measurement technology. We will work in conjunction with your engineering team to advise and instruct.

Please contact us to find out more.

Quality Control

Whatever your needs, you can rely on us here at Flintec to provide you with the best in quality and precision. We guarantee high performance through our passion, dedication and full compliance with international standards.
We have ISO 9001 certification for quality management systems. This reflects our commitment to provide a consistent service that exceeds our customers’ expectations.
Our ISO 13485 certification is a quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. This makes us an ideal partner for providing solutions within the medical industry.

Project Development Process

Client Inquiry

Contact us via our website, email or in person at one of our regional offices.

Meeting

Our sales and technical personnel will meet with you to discuss potential options. We will offer advice on your commercial objectives and any technical issues we foresee. Our aim is to find you the most appropriate load cell design in the fastest time frame.

Preliminary Design Phase

Our engineers will summarise the technical and commercial objectives. We will also review the development timescales and product costs with you.

Quotation and Statement of Work

We will send you a written quote and if necessary a statement of work. This includes the design objectives, verification and validation of samples, timescales and the delivery of working samples.

Detailed Design Phase

Following the quote, we will start the product design process. We like to keep in regular contact to appraise you of the progress and performance results. This stage usually involves structural analysis, failure checks, and risk assessments to ensure that we meet or exceed your specification.

Samples and Trials

At this point, we like to send you samples of the product for evaluation. Sometimes this process will involve multiple stages of in-house testing and field evaluation before we both agree that the product meets all necessary criteria.

Completion of Product Design

After we formally agree on the designed solution and have evaluated the samples, we will finalise the process by transferring the product into manufacturing.

Sign Off

We will meet with you to formally sign off the product development process, and if necessary agree upon any further product enhancements.

example solutions

infusion pump sensor

At the request of a major US manufacturer of infusion pumps, we designed and developed a hermetically sealed miniaturised sensor. The sensor formed an integral part of the infusion pump providing control over the volume of fluid administered to the patient.

Our product development focused on the critical tolerances of the sensor and the long term stability of the circuitry.

security scale sensor

Flintec has worked with a major manufacturer of self-checkout systems to develop a low profile load cell based scale that is concealed within the checkout system.

This particular four-point load cell solution provided high accuracy weighing between 5g to 20kg. We designed it for easy setup and calibration. Each load cell contained a memory chip in its circuit that held factory calibration data.

torque sensor

We provide a large European manufacturer of torque tools with strain gauged torque sensors. They get assembled into the head of the wrench.

Industrial bolt tightening needs high levels of quality control to ensure safe construction. Long-term sensor stability and sensor calibration were of particular importance for this application.

dialysis machine scale

A global leader in renal replacement therapy devices approached us. They needed highly accurate, load cell based scales for their new generation dialysis machine.

We designed the scales to feature full double redundancy. This ensured utmost reliability in the event of component failures.

For such life critical applications, our ISO 13485 certification (for quality systems in medical devices) was essential. It allowed us to develop and test successfully and gain full device approval.

scanner scale

A US customer wished to integrate weighing technology into a next generation scanner scale. We worked alongside them to develop a complete custom solution. It featured an aluminum single point load cell, cast aluminum frame, electronics, and software.

We were also responsible for regulatory compliance, achieving both OIML and NTEP certification for the solution within the required time frame.

sea container weighing system

A European manufacturer of reach stackers and container spreaders approached us at Flintec. They needed a weighing system to integrate into the twist lock mechanism of the spreader.

The system needed a robust and accurate load cell solution that minimized the need to alter the design of the spreader.

In addition to the load cells, the client required us to develop the in-cab display unit. Its purpose being to provide the machine operator with clear and precise weighing information.