Strainsense Enterprises designs and manufactures a wide range of calibration grade load cells and standard load cells ranging from 50 lbf – 3,000,000 lbf (or equivalent metric models). All of these load cells are available in compression only, tension only or both compression and tension.
One of the first calibration load cell systems was designed by Stainsense Enterprises in 1973. This 1,000,000 lbf capacity system was used for certifying mechaniical test machines.
Our compression load cells are designed with a ‘radius’ top machined into top for uniform load distribution.
Our tension load cells are designed with either female threads (internal threads) or male threads (external threads). These load cells can also be designed with the male-female thread combination as well.
Unlike many other load cell suppliers, we design and manufacture ‘our’ load cells in house which enables Strainsense to provide the industries ‘longest’ warranty of three (3) years on most calibration grade load cells where the typical industry warranty is one (1) year.
Many of our HIGH Capacity calibration grade load cells have a Lower Class A limit of 0.05% or better according with ASTM E-74 which can eliminate using multiple load cells during calibration which can reduce set up time and reduce calibration costs.
Our HIGH Capacity compression load cells are ‘compact’ designed which means they are smaller in physical dimensions and are physically lighter in weight which means less cost to transport and easier to handle.
(ie: our typical 600,000 lbf Calibration compression load cell weighs less than 30 lbs)
(our typical 1,000,000 lbf Calibration compression load cell weighs less than 65 lbs)
‘Folding handles’ is a standard option for all of the HIGH capacity load cells and you may select the option for ‘screw-in’ handles. These handles assist in the handling of the larger load cells.