FUTEK have added LCA600 high capacity load cells to their existing product line. The LCA600 compression load cell, available from Metromatics , is offered from 100,000 lbs to 300,000 lbs in capacity and is most commonly used in calibration press type applications but can also be used in a wide variety of industries.
The high capacity load cells could be used for monitoring of dynamic as well as earthquake induced loads, also bridge static and bridge testing, setting up rolling loads at steel mills and monitoring foundation loads at power plants.
The LCA600 17-4PH is made from stainless steel with a raised spherical surface that is used to minimise the possibility of off centre loading and comes equipped with a removable “ergonomic” handle for easy carrying.
LCA600 high capacity load cells are designed to be compact, small and light in relation to their capacity. The load cell sizes range from 5 inches in diameter by 5/8 of an inch in height for 100,000 lbs models, to 21 inches in diameter by 2 inches in height for 1,000,000 lbs models. Capacities vary from 100,000 lbs to 1,000,000 lbs for units requiring NIST traceable calibrations.
Units exceeding the calibration limit are exercised to their normal capacity but are only calibrated to 1,000,000.00. The high capacity load cells use metal foil strain gage technology and this particular model comes with a removable connector guard, mounting holes on the bottom for mounting, and is offered with an optional flat load plate accessory.
High capacity load cells find use for various applications such as Bridge/Infrastructure, Power Generation, Transportation, Aerospace, Construction, Steel and Marine Industries. Canister Load Cells are most commonly used in single and multi weighing applications where large capacity is required.
- Canister/Column Load Cell Design
- High capacity – 100,000 to 300,000lbs
- Strain Gauge Based
- Removable Handle made for easy carrying
- USB Output option