Interface Inc. has introduced their new WMCP overload protected stainless steel miniature load cell. The WMCP miniature load cell model adds overload protection to the popular WMC family features that include; environmentally sealed, stainless steel housing, proprietary temperature-compensated strain gage and small load cell size for convenient mounting and machine integration.
WMCP load cells are supplied in capacities of 250 gf (0.55 lbf), 500 gf (1.1 lbf) and 1000 gf (2.2 lbf) in both tension and compression. This load cell can be overloaded by 32 times the rated load without damage to the sensor and are protected by a dependable mechanical stop that was not previously available in the WMC Miniature family. This protection significantly reduces the risk of signal error or damage from unpredictable and excessive load forces.
The Interface WMC load cell family of miniature force sensors presents a variety of options to address specific applications needing the slim design, the environmentally sealed stainless steel housing, or the wide capacity range. WMC model capacities start at 0.55 lbf (250 gf) with a 2mV/V output in a small 19.05mm diameter housing. The largest WMC Rod End load cells offers capacities up to 200K lbf (890 kN) in a slim 4.47” (113.54 mm) diameter housing.
Facilitating flexible design, replacement or retrofit application requirements, the WMC load cell family includes optional male or female threaded mounting, and the environmentally sealed, stainless steel housing is compatible with extreme environments that are often found in the oil and gas industry as well as in industrial applications that are exposed to corrosive materials.
WMCP miniature load cell by Interface are available from AMS Instrumentation and Calibration .