Strain Gauge Load Cell Basics: Definition and Working Principles

Many industrial scales use strain gauge load cells for accurate measurement. In fact, they are the standard for when a force is applied to a scale and then converted into electrical energy. That is why scale operators can troubleshoot if they know strain gauge load cell basics. If you know the working principle and what … Continued

Load Cell Technology: Strain Gage vs SAW Transducers

The load cell is one of the most important internal components of an industrial scale because it’s the device responsible for the accuracy of your measurements. It’s a type of transducer (a device that converts one form of energy into another) that translates force into an electrical signal. Strain Gage Load Cells: The Most Common … Continued

Strain Gage vs. Force Motor vs. SAW technology

All too often, businesses that purchase scales are caught between a rock and a hard place. If you wanted a precise, high resolution scale, you needed to purchase a scale that could only weigh small capacities. If you wanted to weigh larger capacities, you had to purchase a different scale that could handle the extra … Continued

What Is A Load Cell And How Does It Work?

Load cells are transducers that convert mechanical energy into electrical signals. This mechanical energy tends to be a force like pressure, tension, compression, or torque. In short, these devices assist when weight provides any of these forces. Load cells can either be used in strain gauges, hydraulics, and pneumatics. At Arlyn Scales, we tend to … Continued

Scale Technology

The scale industry has traditionally offered two major technologies, Strain Gage and Force Restoration (also known as Force Motor). Arlyn Scales has developed and introduced to the market a superior, third technology called Surface Acoustic Wave, or SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) scales. As you might imagine, this kind of technology was developed completely in house … Continued

How Does a Load Cell Work?

While you might not realize it, load cells are everywhere. Almost every single piece of equipment that incorporates a scale somehow relies on one, so there’s a good chance you used one today even if you went 100 miles away from your company’s workshop. Whether you’re weighing produce at a grocery store or stepping on … Continued

Example of Analog and Digital Scales

If you were to travel back in time and show an ancient street merchant a digital weighing scale, he would have no idea what to do with it. However, over the entire course of history, scales have been just as important to the economy. Today, commercial scales play a fundamental role in the processing industry. … Continued

High Capacity Scales for Weighing Large Products

When you mention high capacity bench and floor scales, the best-in-class features are enhanced to deliver more reliability and higher performance than ever before; Industry-leading precision weighing large floor scales are able to handle 20,000 to 30,000 lb capacities! In addition, all load cell cables are enclosed in conduit, alleviating the danger of rough handling. … Continued