How To Select The Right Load Cell Transducer

by | Dec 28, 2017 | machinery and equipment

A weighing or tension control system is made up of many different parts and components. Each of those parts within the system has to integrate with the other components as well as work in an effective, reliable way.

The load cell transducer, while a relatively small component in the weighing and tension control system, is one of the most essential parts. This is the component that actually reads the changes in the load cell through force, either compression or expansion, and then transforms that to a readable electrical signal that can be read on a display.

Transducers on load cells are essential in automated feedback. They signal to the system when there are changes in the tension. Then, the system will automatically adjust to correct and bring the tension back into the desired range.

If the load cell transducer is not accurate or doesn’t read the change in the load cell due to the change being outside of its range, it is not the right part for the system. There are some important considerations to keep in mind when choosing a transducer to avoid these problems.

Know the Tension Range

It is important to carefully consider the load cell range and the tension range when choosing component for the system. While a load cell does have a built-in over capacity limit, the more that this becomes an issue, the shorter the load cell life cycle.

In addition to the load cell limit, look carefully at the type of variance that the load cell transducer is able to register, record and amplify if necessary. This will ensure that tension control systems can be precisely controlled within the desired range.

It will also be critical to use a load cell and transducer combination from a highly reputable company. Look for those that work specifically in your industry to make a wise choice.

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