This S-type load cell measures compressive or tensile forces up to 500kg 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 type of force, and ignore other forces being applied. This S-Type load cell can be operated in compression or tension with up to 500 kilograms of force. 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.
The 3140 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.
|Sensor Type||Compression/Tension Load Cell|
|Weight Capacity Max||500 kg|
|Maximum Overload||750 kg|
|Output Impedance||350 Ω|
|Supply Voltage Min||9 V DC|
|Supply Voltage Max||12 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||5x 22 AWG|
|Screw Thread Size||M12|
See the included calibration certificate for precise values.