Compression & Tension Load Cell Sensor

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The ELAF series compression and tension load cells raise the bar for high performance at low cost. Measurement Specialties proprietary Microfused® technology, derived from demanding aerospace applications, employs micro-machined piezo-resistive strain gages fused with high temperature glass to a high performance stainless steel force measuring flexure. Microfused® technology eliminates age-sensitive organic epoxies used in traditional load cell designs providing excellent long term span and zero stability. Operating at very low strains, Microfused® technology utilizes strain gages providing gage factors greater than 100, an essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy, superior resolution, exceedingly high over-range capabilities (without the need for stops) and an amplified ratio-metric high level 0.5 to 4.5 V output or 20 mV/V bridge output. Microfused® sensors are ideal for your test and measurement applications. From the ultra compact 0.5" diameter B0 and T1 design to the high range 1.25" diameter B2 package, the ELAF provides exceptional flexibility and superior performance.

Measurement Specialties’ ELAF Test and Measurement series sensors, unlike most designs, are provided with a "four-bar" design where a flexible diaphragm parallels the measuring flexure. This configuration is far less susceptible to off-axis load components than single diaphragm traditional designs. Shielded, FEP/PTFE insulated instrumentation cabling is provided along with spring steel strain reliefs and full NIST traceable calibration certificates. The ELAF unit is fully thermally compensated and can be configured with a variety of options to fine tune the instrument to your application: select from several standard package geometries. Compensated temperature ranges, input voltages, lead lengths or specify entirely unique combinations of these options.  

Features

  • Compact design: 12.7mm, 15.88mm and 31.75mm diameter [0.5”, 0.625” and 1.25”]
  • Compression/tension ranges: from 50 - 10KN [10 - 2000lbf]
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Amplified or mV output
  • Temperature compensated
  • High stability
  • Industry standard packaging
  • Resists off axis load components
  • Full NIST traceable 11 point calibration
  • Shielded FEP/PTFE cabling with strain relief
  • Variety of options available
  • Low cost
  • High reliability
  • Low deflection
  • Robust: high over range
  • Low off-axis response

Applications

  • Theatrical Rigging Loads
  • Assembly Forces
  • Weighing
  • Tool Forces
  • Thrust Measurements
  • Batch Weighing
  • Robotics End Effectors
  • Product Validation Testing
  • Material Test
  • Hoist and Winch Loads

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