Skip to main content Load Cells. In Stock. Worked as advertised. Fun project. Add to cart. I wanted to build a digital hanging weight scale similar to a fish scale or a food scale, but digital to measure the dynamic tension on my arms while using a rowing machine.
I wanted to do this because I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and wanted to make sure I wasn't overstressing the injured shoulder. After a lot of online research, I found this item to be perfect because it is small, lightweight, and already has the dual-hook arrangement I need to connect to the rowing machine strap.
I had some trouble making this work initially, and contacted Degraw for help. The technical support from Degraw was prompt and helpful. Mack even offered to send me another unit gratis to see if it was a hardware problem - nice!
However, it turned out to be mostly issues at my end, and as the plot above shows, The sensor I received was defective. Miller Kailua-Kona, HI. They work great. As described. I'm using them with some 5 kg load cells I also purchased on at Amazon. Only 5 left in stock more on the way. The load cell shown in the picture is not what you receive. Shown is a four wire load cell that can be connected to a HX, received a three wire which cannot be easily connected to the chip.
Only 17 left in stock - order soon. I'm using these with the HX analog to digital converter boards and they work great!
Just what I needed to build a small electronic scale. I found that the holes are threaded for 3 mm. I did manage to break off one lead so I had to replace one and I bought a spare this time! If I had them installed in my project sooner I think I would have been fine. I don't know if I can link to a video here but if you search for Ralph Bacon Arduino Coffee Cup Coaster on youtube that's where I found the code that helped me the most.
Only 10 left in stock - order soon.As hardly any scales work analogously, it is of course also possible to measure weights with a digital Raspberry Pi scale.
This can be used in various applications as the weight value ranges which can be measured are also almost unlimited. Only a sensor and a load cell are required, which are available for different weight ranges. In this tutorial we are building a simple Raspberry Pi kitchen scale, whose precision is amazingly accurate.
Of course, it is also possible to unscrew an existing person scale and read it out using a Raspberry Pi.
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This is available for different weight classes up to 1kg, up to 5kg, up to 50kg, etc. Even though some have a different form, all are provided with four cables. To read out the values, the HX weight sensor is also required.
This sensor is available in two versions: red and green. The pressure sensors probably have small differences, but are — theoretically — both compatible. I have used the green HX Fixing material is also required. Alternatively, you can also take an existing person or kitchen scale and unscrew it. In any cases, a load cell is available and sometimes also a HX weighting sensor. With this you could start directly.
Since complete scales cost only slightly more than the load cells, this is definitely worth considering. Before the load cell is connected to the HX weight sensor, it should be mounted on the two plates. For this I made markings with a ballpoint pen on the wooden boards, where the screws come in.
With a drill I drilled the holes and inserted the screws. Between the screw and the load cell, there should be a nut, which serves as a protection to the board see pictures.It converts a force such as tension, compression, pressure, or torque into an electrical signal that can be measured and standardized.
As the force applied to the load cell increases, the electrical signal changes proportionally. The most common types of load cell used are hydraulic, pneumatic, and strain gauge. Strain gauge load cells are the kind most often found in industrial settings.
It is ideal as it is highly accurate, versatile, and cost-effective. Structurally, a load cell has a metal body to which strain gauges have been secured. The body is usually made of aluminum, alloy steel, or stainless steel which makes it very sturdy but also minimally elastic. This elasticity gives rise to the term "spring element", referring to the body of the load cell. When force is exerted on the load cell, the spring element is slightly deformed, and unless overloaded, always returns to its original shape.
As the spring element deforms, the strain gauges also change shape. The resulting alteration to the resistance in the strain gauges can be measured as voltage. The change in voltage is proportional to the amount of force applied to the cell, thus the amount of force can be calculated from the load cell's output.
A strain gauge is constructed of very fine wire, or foil, set up in a grid pattern and attached to a flexible backing. When the shape of the strain gauge is altered, a change in its electrical resistance occurs. The wire or foil in the strain gauge is arranged in a way that, when force is applied in one direction, a linear change in resistance results.
Tension force stretches a strain gauge, causing it to get thinner and longer, resulting in an increase in resistance. Compression force does the opposite. The strain gauge compresses, becomes thicker and shorter, and resistance decreases. The strain gauge is attached to a flexible backing enabling it to be easily applied to a load cell, mirroring the minute changes to be measured.
Since the change in resistance measured by a single strain gauge is extremely small, it is difficult to accurately measure changes. Increasing the number of strain gauges applied collectively magnifies these small changes into something more measurable. A set of 4 strain gauges set in a specific circuit is called Wheatstone bridge. A Wheatstone bridge is a configuration of four balanced resistors with a known excitation voltage applied as shown below:. In a load cell, the resistors are replaced with strain gauges and arranged in alternating tension and compression formation.
The Load cell is designed to automatically regulate the balancing pressure. Air pressure is applied to one end of the diaphragm and it escapes through the nozzle placed at the bottom of the load cell. A pressure gauge is attached with the load cell to measure the pressure inside the cell.
The deflection of the diaphragm affects the airflow through the nozzle as well as the pressure inside the chamber. The hydraulic load cell uses a conventional piston and cylinder arrangement with the piston placed in a thin elastic diaphragm.
The piston doesn't actually come in contact with the load cell. Mechanical stops are placed to prevent over strain of the diaphragm when the loads exceed certain limit. The load cell is completely filled with oil. When the load is applied on the piston, the movement of the piston and the diaphragm results in an increase of oil pressure. This pressure is then transmitted to a hydraulic pressure gauge via a high pressure hose. Because this sensor has no electrical components, it is ideal for use in hazardous areas.
This technology is more expensive than other types of load cells. It is a more costly technology and thus cannot effectively compete on a cost of purchase basis. Vibrating wire load cells, which are useful in geomechanical applications due to low amounts of driftand capacitive load cells where the capacitance of a capacitor changes as the load presses the two plates of a capacitor closer together.
Piezoelectric load cells work on the same principle of deformation as the strain gauge load cells, but a voltage output is generated by the basic piezoelectric material — proportional to the deformation of load cell.Honeywell manufactures a wide range of tension, compression and universal measurement load cells. Our load cells are industrially rugged and feature enhanced reliability with stainless steel constructions. Using bonded foil and semiconductor Honeywell load cells are designed to measure force from 25 g to 3 million pounds.
Miniature sizes: 12,7 mm to 35,05 mm in dia. Subminiature sizes from 9,7 mm in dia. Feature a compact, smooth thru-hole design for use in applications that require the load structure to pass through the cell. Highly portable devices, powered by a 9 V battery, perform force measurement calibrations up to 50, lb in the field. Economical designs combine a compact form with high precision to produce a superior tension force transducer; 20 kg to kg, kg to kg. Privacy Statement. Global Unsubscribe.
What are you looking for? This is Search input need to add more information. Sensing and Internet of Things Sensing. Discover More. Donut Style Load Cells Feature a compact, smooth thru-hole design for use in applications that require the load structure to pass through the cell.
Digital Gauges - Stainless Steel Highly portable devices, powered by a 9 V battery, perform force measurement calibrations up to 50, lb in the field. View documents in: English.A load cell or loadcell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output. Although there are many varieties of force sensors, strain gauge load cells are the most commonly used type.
Except for certain laboratories where precision mechanical balances are still used, strain gauge load cells dominate the weighing industry. Pneumatic load cells are sometimes used where intrinsic safety and hygiene are desiredand hydraulic load cells are considered in remote locations, as they do not require a power supply. Strain gauge load cells offer accuracies from within 0. Load Cell Types Load cell designs can be distinguished according to the type of output signal generated pneumatic, hydraulic, electric or according to the way they detect weight bending, shear, compression, tension, etc.
Compression Load Cells A compression load cells will often have an integral button design. They are ideal for mounting where space is restricted.
They offer excellent long term stability. They are ideal for space restricted environments. Threaded ends facilitate easy installation. S-Beam force sensors can provide an output if under tension or compression. Applications include tank level, hoppers and truck scales. They provide superior side load rejection. Bending Beam Load Cells A Bending beam load cell can be used in multiple force applications, tank weighing and industrial process control.
It features low profile construction for integration into restricted areas. Platform and Single Point force sensors Platform and single point force sensors are used to commercial and industrial weighing systems. They provide accurate readings regardless of the position of the load on the platform.
0-5Kg Weighing Load Cell Sensor for Electronic Balance
This is the wiki page for this product, which will show you how to use the product, as well as details about the software and hardware. Are these arduino compatible, and are they sensitive enough to allow 4 of them placed in the corners of a sheet of perspex to detect where you have pressed by the different pressures they receive? Hi Thomas, yes, this sensor can be used with Arduinobut amplifier is necessary when use it, see wiki page. Hi there, here is the datahsheet.
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Mountain Time:. Chat With Us. This product has shipping restrictions, so it might have limited shipping options or cannot be shipped to the following countries:. Added to your shopping cart. This miniature straight bar load cell sometimes called a strain gauge can translate up to g of pressure force into an electrical signal. Each load cell is able to measure the electrical resistance that changes in response to, and proportional of, the strain e. With this gauge you will be able to tell just how heavy an object is, if an object's weight changes over time, or if you simply need to sense the presence of an object by measuring strain or load applied to a surface.
Each straight bar load cell is made from an aluminum-alloy and is capable of reading a capacity of g. These load cells have four strain gauges that are hooked up in a wheatstone bridge formation.
Additionally, these load cells offer an IP65 protection rating and features four M3 sized through-holes for mounting purposes. Get Started with the Load Cell Guide. This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.
Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple if any polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need. See all skill levels. If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up.
You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics. Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements.
You will need to understand polarized components. We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page. What is the resolution on this load cell when connected to the HX board? I need to be able to weigh 0. The wires on these are very fragile.
It doesn't take much manipulation and they break off at the load cell, rendering the load cell worthless. Until you find a way to improve the wire connections, I can't recommend these for experimentation.
The 10kg ones are much more robust. I am pretty sure the wires on both sensors are have the same gauge. That being said, you are correct, the sensor is designed to be in a static environment and should be handled with care.