5 Tips to Help You Pick the Right Load Cell Type

Written by Wall Street News on December 10, 2017. Posted in Measurement services, Measurements services, Tension link load cells

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Using the right equipment for every job and project is very important. For work that involves load cells, it is important to look at the different load cell types and get the kind that is right for what you are doing.

  1. Look at what you are doing. Before you look at different load call types, it is important to spend some time looking what you are trying to achieve to see what your actual needs are. When you are doing any sort of project that requires a heavy tools, it makes a lot of sense to take your time with the planning process. It is nearly impossible to know what you want unless you have a clear objective for your project. This sounds simple but can be more complicated that it looks at first.
  2. Check and see what all of your options are. Some jobs can be done with different weight bearing systems that are available today. There are tension link loans cells that may work well. Knowing this can help a lot. Knowing the limits of the equipment you are using can also make a big difference. If you have load cell types that have a maximum limit of 60,000 pounds, you cannot expect to look at its load in one pound parts.
  3. Compromise is your friend. When you are looking at load cell types, you may find that you have to make some compromises. When you know what you need and what the equipment can deliver, you can have a good outcome. What does that mean? You take the range from the system being used and then find a way to relate that to your requirements. By doing this, you can find out what load cell types will work best for your project or plan.
  4. Get more than you think you need. After you have calculated what your job will require, double that amount when you are looking at different load cell types. It is always a good idea to errr on the side of caution and to get something that can handle more of a load than what you actually will have and what your equipment will experience.
  5. Do not assume your vibration cancelling tools will get more from your equipment. Many processes require the use of vibration eliminating equipment. Even when this works properly, it will not make the tension load cell be able to have a larger capacity. That does not mean you should not use these tools to reduce vibration but you need to understand what you can expect.

When you are working with any of the load cell types, it is really important to be careful about how you use all of the equipment that you have. You can have problems if you overload your equipment or if you do not load it properly. All bets are off when you do not use equipment in the manner it was intended to be used.

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