Rice Lake Load Cells
Selecting Load Cells & Weigh Modules
Low-quality, poorly constructed weigh modules and load cells often result in expensive repairs and replacements, costly downtime, and dissatisfied customers. So how do you avoid this? More importantly, what should you look for in a load cell or weighing assembly?
Selection involves factors such as working environment and loading conditions. Based on these and other design specifications, Rice Lake Weighing Systems experienced engineering and design staff has created the most comprehensive line of weigh modules available. Most companies concentrate on one or two types of mounts. We offer over 20 different mount styles, including the industry’s only waterproof guaranteed modules. Coupled with our outstanding selection of load cells manufactured to the highest quality standards, our mounts come complete with everything you need to get started and the unbeatable service support to help you get it done.
Load cells can be categorized into the following types:
Single Point: Similar to single-ended beam but designed for lighter capacity applications such as bench scales. Most commonly aluminum construction. Capacities range from 1 to 1,000kg.
Double-Ended Beam: A beam-shaped load cell secured at both ends with the load applied to the center. Construction varies depending on application. Capacities range from 1,000 to 200,000lbs.
Single-Ended Beam: A beam-shaped load cell that is secured at one end with the load applied to the opposite end. Construction varies depending on application. Capacities range from 1,000 to 20,000lbs.
S-Beam: Shaped like the letter S, most commonly used to suspend a weighing vessel with tension applied through stretching. Capacities typically range from 25 to 40,000lbs.
Canister Type: Cylindrical load cell with force applied vertically in tension or compression. Ideal for heavy capacity and environmentally demanding applications. Capacities range from 20,000 to 500,000lbs.
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