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Weight Sensors

A weight sensor is another term for a load cell. They are sometimes referred to as weight sensors as one of their main uses is weighing.

Weight sensors are available in different sizes and capacities which enables them to suit different kinds of weighing applications.

Types of weight sensors

Some of the most popular different types of weight sensors we offer are;

Single point – single point load cells or weight sensors are the most common type. They are used for common types of scales and weighing devices including kitchen and bathroom scales, industrial cooking scales, counting scales, bag fillers, applications in retail and many more.

Single point load cells have the ability to measure off-centre loads which makes them very diverse.

S-Type – S-type load cells are well suited to tension and compression applications. They are well suited to applications in tight spaces. They take their name from their shape and are sometimes called z-type load cells or weight sensors.

Shear beam and Dual Shear Beam - these have a low profile and are very cost-effective. Most of these types of weight sensors are constructed of corrosion-resistant materials. They are suitable for use in OEM applications and industrial process control

Compression – Most load cells can be referred to as compression load cells. Therefore, this type of weight sensor covers lots of different types. They tend to be compact and have the ability to carry high capacities. They are also known for being highly accurate and are well suited to truck scales and electronic weighing devices. 

Other types of load cell we offer include;

  • Bending beam
  • Pancake
  • Onboard
  • Miniature

Weight sensor applications

Weight sensors are usually used for applications in scales such as;

  • Counting scales
  • Hopper scales
  • Industrial scales
  • Platform scales
  • Weighbridges
  • Tanks scales
  • Onboard weighing

Features of our weight sensors;

We have been supplying weight sensors for many years and have a full range available. Many of our weight sensors have the following features;

  • Various IP ratings – from IP64 to IP69K
  • Constructed of stainless steel, aluminium or alloy steel
  • Atex Approvals
  • OIML Approvals
  • Suit Various Platform Sizes
  • Wide weighing range
  • High accuracy

Weight Sensors from Variohm

The range of weight sensors we offer can be found on our website.

For more information on the weight sensors we can offer please contact us.

Article published on: 18/05/2020