3 Types of Load Cells

Industrial scales use load cells to convert various forces from weighing objects into measurable electrical signals. Placing an object on a platform can generate tension, compression, bending, shear, torque, or pressure. These are mechanical forces. The cell then converts them into electrical signals. Various load cells can serve particular applications, depending on the environment and … Continued

Tare Feature on Scales: What Is It?

When you are weighing items within a container, the total measurement will factor in the tare weight. You may ask what the tare feature is. This refers to the actual weight of the item, with the container subtracted from the total. The tare feature on the scale handles deducting the container’s weight from the whole … Continued

What Is Load Cell Creep?

Load cell creep is perfectly natural in load cells. It is the change of the cell’s output in real-time while it is weighing an object. This happens under constant load conditions and assuming the time period is long. These refer to when a weight does not change during a period of time. If the weight … Continued

Digital Computing Scale

Industrial scales are made to precisely weigh very high weight commodities that would otherwise destroy other small scales. The industrial scales from Arlyn Scales come with a digital indicator that displays the weight of the commodity on the platform. Rather than stick with analog models, digital industrial scales can provide more benefits such as improved … Continued

Compression Load Cells

Compression load cells use a specific force that converts into output signals for measurement. They are essentially a block that feel a push rather than a pull. Many load cells have strain gauges that react to tension, compression, torque, and other forces applied to them. Tension is a force that pulls on the strain gauge … Continued

What Causes Load Cell Drift?

Load cell drift can prove to be a potential setback for measuring. It is often hard to detect if a person lacks the means to test for significant voltage changes. With that said, we know potential causes for load cell drift and how a person can identify them. Drift can cause your load cell to … Continued

Data Collection for Industrial Scales

Weight data is used throughout many aspects of the manufacturing process. It determines shipping costs in the case of mail, pricing on precious items weighed in bulk and carrying capacities for other adults. Customers want to ensure they are paying fairly for delivering or receiving items. In other cases, data analysis can lead to optimizing … Continued

Drum Scales and It’s Industrial Uses as Weighing Equipment

Whether you’re in the chemical or powder processing industries, you’ve probably run into a situation where you need to keep all of your drums properly weighed. Taking the tare weight, to begin with, can be very important in these situations. Once you have an accurate measure of the weight of the drum itself, you’ll be … Continued

Parcel Scales

Parcel scales calculate the total weight of a product or item for shipping. These models are used in mailrooms and offices across the country for calculating the costs of sending various packages. They quickly determine the required postage for a package to be mailed. Digital models can have various rates programmed into them, depending on … Continued