Weight and Load Sensor
A load sensor or weight sensor is used to measure different types of loads on different types of applications in different types of configurations and capacities.
Load sensors are usually composed of a component called a strain gauge that measures deformations on solid structures. Weight sensors are usually installed under a structure or on top of it to have the structure suspended on the sensor or sandwiched in between two parts. Other available sensor options involve more intrusive installation methods such as bolting or welding strain gauge based weight sensors onto surfaces to measure their deformations based on the stretch between the bolts or welds. Different types of load sensors are used to measure tension, compression, torque, deformation, stress and many other deflections. Some are designed to measure only tension or only compression meanwhile other sensors offer both or other types of deformations.
Flexco’s patented load sensor technology involves the same concept as all these weight sensors but without the need to lift, hang or modify your structure. Our technology consists of having the strain gauges bonded directly onto the loading points lifting or supporting the structure in question. Without the need to lift, hang, drill, weld or cut your structure, our weight sensor offers a non-intrusive way to reach outstanding performance in deformation monitoring. Since our weight sensor is based on bonding strain gauges, that means that once it is bonded on the right loading points of your structure, these same loading points turn into what we call, load cells or weight sensors. Our load sensor technology allows you to have load results without compromising initial structure design or rated capacity and without the need to lift, hang, drill, weld or cut your structure to install a weight sensor. We transform your structure into the actual load weight sensor device without any modifications whatsoever.