This S-type load cell measures compressive or tensile forces of up to 100kg and connects to a bridge input.
A load cell is a force sensing module - a carefully designed metal structure, with small elements called strain gauges mounted in precise locations on the structure. Load cells are designed to measure a specific force, and ignore other forces being applied. The electrical signal output by the load cell is very small and requires specialized amplification. Fortunately, the 1046 PhidgetBridge will perform all the amplification and measurement of the electrical output.
This S-Type load cell can be operated in compression or tension.
|Sensor Type||Compression/Tension Load Cell|
|Weight Capacity Max||100 kg|
|Maximum Overload||120 kg|
|Output Impedance||350 Ω|
|Supply Voltage Max||5 V DC|
|Compensated Temperature Min||-10 °C|
|Compensated Temperature Max||40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Min||-20 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||55 °C|
|Cable Length||3 m|
|Cable Gauge||20 AWG|
|Screw Thread Size||M6|
For more specifications, check the included calibration sheet.
The Data Sheet below has a comprehensive glossary that describes in practical terms the meaning and usefulness of the specifications.
|Make sure to calibrate your load cell before using it. You can find information on how to calibrate the cell in the Load Cell Primer. You should also look at the 1046 - PhidgetBridge User Guide.|
The 3138 connects to a bridge on the 1046 – PhidgetBridge 4-Input
The following table shows how to connect the Load Cell Wires to the bridge connectors.