Strain Gauge Load Cells
At Flintec, all of our load cells are manufactured using strain gauge technology, a tried and tested sensor used to measure weight and force.
To ensure that our strain gauge load cells are highly precise and reliable, Flintec have a dedicated facility manufacturing strain gauges for use across our sensor range, with approximately 5 million made each year.
What is a strain gauge?
A strain gauge, sometimes referred to as a strain gauge, is a bonded resistive foil sensor whose resistance changes with applied force. Our load cells and force sensors typically use four strain gauges arranged in a Wheatstone Bridge. The Wheatstone Bridge circuit is a highly sensitive arrangement that produces an output signal measured in millivolts and is capable of producing a very precise, repeatable and stable measurement.
Our foil strain gauges are bonded onto the load cell sensor bodies using adhesive and are then connected in a Wheatstone Bridge arrangement with temperature compensating resistors. Typically, we use 1000Ω resistance strain gauges designed to be low energy consuming and are ideal battery powder applications.
Why buy a Flintec strain gauge load cell
At the heart of all our load cells is a strain gauge sensor made by Flintec, for Flintec. Through many years of experience, we have developed highly accurate, reliable strain gauges that form the backbone of our reputation for quality and precision.
We have developed unique ways of fixing a strain gauge transducer to our sensors, with applications that are glued and sealed using industry unique materials. For harsher applications, we offer various hermetically sealed options.
Load cell strain gauge
A strain gauge load cell can be manufactured in a variety of configurations to measure compression, tension or bi-directional forces. Our strain sensor, model XT50, is used to measure elongation in structures in such applications as on-board weighing, vehicle stability control and elevator overload systems.
Our ability to design and manufacture a wide range of strain gauges, leads to an extensive portfolio of strain gauge transducers suitable for the most demanding of measurement tasks. Flintec has the ability to design and manufacture a strain gauge load cell that can be used to solve any bespoke measurement task.
Strain gauge bonding service
Our years of experience in using load cell strain gauge configurations means we are able to apply foil strain gauges to different types of material. We can help customers who require a strain gauge bonding service for objects of varying shape and size that use materials such as aluminum, steel and stainless steel.