Safely And Efficiently
What Are Tension Load Cells? – A tension load cell or one of its variants is among the most popular categories or varieties of load cell found in the weighing business today. This type of weighing equipment is commonly used to calculate the force that is exerted on an object while it is being moved, for instance; when a crane loads or unloads objects at a construction site or a factory. The force that the crane exerts on the weight of the crane’s load door, for instance, can be calculated by attaching the weight of this door’s motor section to the pull of the crane itself. Other forms of tension load cell models that are used for weighing purposes include; single point, beam and tension.
There are literally hundreds of other kinds of tension load cells available in the marketplace today. In fact, the sheer number of options that are available makes the choice of which to use a tough one important one. For example, if you need to lift heavy steel objects then you would do well to get one of the special tension load cell models. If you were to use a standard weight measuring equipment then you will only be able to use a few of the load cell options available. On the other hand, with the hundreds of different options available in the marketplace today you can expect to find many different ways to load and unload these objects safely and efficiently.
One example of a tension load cell model that can be used to measure tension and load is a strain gauge. As the name suggests, strain gauges measure strain or the tension that is exerted on an object as it is being moved. These strain gauges are usually made from metal and they have small needles that are placed into the object being measured so that the tension level is known. The tension load cell option available with strain gauges is a convenient way to use these transducers in a safe and reliable manner.
Tension Load Cell
A tension load cell or simply TLC is among the most popular categories or kinds of load cell presently found in the weighing business. Other names are; beam, single point and compression. As the name implies, tension load cells are mainly used for measuring pulling force or tension. In this particular type of weighing device, a spring or metallic wire is wound around a cylindrical bar or rod that is then attached to some other material to produce a tension.
Collecting Data or Displaying Information
A tension load cell has the ability to be loaded either at the top or bottom. As the name implies, the top tension load cell has an external load that is connected to it while the bottom tension load cell has an internal tension that is connected to a bar or rod on the machine. This particular machine is suitable for weighing very heavy materials such as logs or rocks. In fact, a tension load cell may even be used to weigh extremely heavy loads such as that of a forklift.
The tension load cell can also be used as strain gauges. However, the main function of strain gauges is to record and display an involuntary change in pressure. In contrast, tension load cells are utilized to directly measure and display a mechanical change in pressure by means of a transducer, which changes its shape and color depending upon the pressure change. A transducer is any type of movable object used to gather information. Load cells are not capable of collecting data or displaying information directly but may still make use of strain gauges, load cells and strain Gages by indirectly indicating changes in pressure through transducers.