Compression load cells
What are compression load cells and how do these load cells work?
Compression load cells are column shaped force sensors that measure forces. These load cells are named after the way they deflect. The deflection is in compression. Inside a compression load cell is one or multiple columns installed.
By applying load, those columns will be compressed. The columns will turn into “bellows”. Exactly on the spot where the deflection occurs, strain gauges are situated to detect this change in shape.
When the load cell deflects, strain gauges will give a change in their resistance. In this way the force will be transmitted into an electrical signal. This is the working principle of the load cell.
On this page you see the compression load cell range that we manufacture. We also offer accessories, like mounts, mounting kits and rocker supports for an optimum force introduction. You can find them here.