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What is a single point load cell?

Single Point load cells are a type of load cell, they are a very popular choice and account for the greatest percentage of load cells world-wide.

Single point load cells will offer high accuracy and high reliability, they are also known as “platform load cells” as this is their most common application. They are typically used in low capacity compact weighing systems.

Single point load cells are unique in that they can accept an off-centre load, this means that they will accurately measure weight if it is placed anywhere on the scale, therefore, allowing them to be highly precise in industrial applications.

Features of a single point load cell

Features of single point load cells will differ from cell to cell and will depend on the manufacturer but some of the most common features include;

  • High accuracy
  • High reliability
  • Protection rated (usually IP67, IP66 or IP65)
  • Usually constructed of alloy steel, stainless steel or aluminium

Features of the single point load cells we can offer;

  • Platform sizes from 200X200mm up to 1200X1200mm
  • Capacities from 300g to 2000kg
  • Many of our Single Point Load Cells also have OIML and NTEP certifications.

What is a single point load cell used for?

Most commonly, single point load cells are used in small to medium-sized scale applications. For example;

  • Counting scales
  • Balances
  • Pricing scales
  • Food scales
  • Industrial weighing
  • Packaging
  • On-board weighing
  • Medical weighing
  • Bag fillers
  • Retail

Take a look at our range of single point load cells

Article published on: 28/03/2018