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FUTEK tension and compression load cell with USB output available from Metromatics

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FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics , have added the LCB500 tension and compression load cell to their USB sensor solution line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analogue amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier.

The plug and play feature in the LCB500 tension and compression load cell gives users the power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement. It is less affected by noise, temperature variation or power supply requirement. The USB integration also includes FUTEK’s USB software which allows users to monitor the output of the sensor in real time. This model is available in stainless steel construction and features a compact rugged design.

The LCB500 tension and compression load cell is machined from a single block of metal, so, the primary sensing element, the mountings and the case contain no welds allowing smaller dimensions and an enhanced grade of protection. The configuration of the point of measurement reduces errors caused by imperfect application of the load.

Typical applications of load cells connected in parallel are: silos, hoppers, large weighing platforms, and with suitable accessories, suspended loads. The stainless steel construction of the LCB500 tension and compression load cell is suitable for use in aggressive environments in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

Model LCB500 is a tension and compression load cell, which can be used as rod end with mounting plates for inline actuators or hydraulic jacks with Male/Female threads. The standard LCB500 tension and compression load cell model has male/female threads, is a welded unit and comes with a Bendix receptacle. The LCB500 tension and compression load cell is suitable for both low ranges to high range capacity applications (100lb to 5000lb)

The LCB500 tension and compression load cell has high accuracy, good resistance to high loads, and high stiffness. It has nonlinearity of ±0.25%, and deflection of 0.002 to 0.005” nominal, tension and compression load cells are strain gauge transducers used to measure loads static and dynamic applications such as, industrial weighing, laboratory testing, and automation. The standard LCB500 tension and compression load cell can be modified or customised to meet the requirements of the customer.

Following are the features of LCB500 tension and compression load cell:

  • Light weight (1lb)
  • One piece construction
  • Bendix receptacle
  • Optional mating connector
  • Low deflection
  • Stainless steel
  • In both tension and compression
  • Low range to high capacity applications
  • Utilises metal foil strain gauge technology

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