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Measurement Specialties improves series of ELAF load cells

28 Jan 2014

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Measurement Specialties said it has improved its series of ELAF compression and tension load cells to enhance resolution and reliability, while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The "four-bar" design of the sensors improves stability and resistance to off-axis components compared with single diaphragm designs by including a flexible diaphragm that parallels the measuring flexure, according to the company. The compact sensors operate at low strains, the company added.

These temperature compensated sensors are ideal for high volume test and measurement applications that require a low cost, compact load cell. These include batch weighing, product validation testing, assembly force, and thrust measurement applications. IP65 is offered on selected housing types.

Using Measurement Specialties' proprietary Microfused technology that eliminates age-sensitive organic epoxies, the ELAF series provides exceptional long term span and zero stability. Micro-machined piezoresistive strain gauges are fused with high temperature glass onto a high performance stainless steel measuring flexure.

The load cells operate at very low strains using strain gauges with gauge factors greater than 100, as well as virtually limitless cycle life expectancy and exceedingly high over-range capabilities without the need for stops. Shielded FEP/PTFE cabling with strain relief is provided with each sensor.

Several parameters, including compensated temperature range, input voltage, and lead lengths, are customisable within the standard load cell packaging to suit specific application requirements.

Pricing and delivery for the new ELAF load cell is dependent upon quantity ordered.

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