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In case you missed May’s webinar with Sartorius Intec on load cells, we’ve put together some of the key points:
Let’s start with the most common weighing element: the strain gauge load cell.
A strain gauge load cell can be found in bench platforms, floor scales, and in some cases, tank and hopper systems. It is the most common load cell used in the weighing industry.
The most common electrical strain gauges are thin, rectangular strips of foil with maze-like wiring patterns on them, leading to a couple of electrical cables. You stick the foil onto the material you are measuring and wire the cables up to your computer or monitoring circuit.
In case you missed last week’s webinar on belt scales, we’ve put together some of the key points:
Conveyor Considerations: Use strings to align the scale with the idlers on each side of the weigh bridge.
- Each idler should be parallel to the idler next to it.
- The center of each idler should be in line with the idler next to it.
- Each idler should not be higher or lower than the idler next to it.
- Minimum of 2, preferred 3, idlers on each side of the weigh bridge