The load cell is an element of force measurement in equipment, the principle of which is based on the measurement of deformation. Strain gauges are used in automotive, railway, bunker and crane scales, weighing batchers, etc. Strain gauges are used in practically all modern electronic weighing and dosing systems.
Strain gauges provide high accuracy of measurements, are resistant to the environment, and modern technologies allow to achieve systematization and automation of the entire technological process using equipment with electronic load cells.
Strain gauge are a metal brewed structure, inside of which are resistors with an electrical circuit. The load cell is connected to the body of the weighing batcher or weighing platform, and when the weight changes, the load cell body undergoes deformation, after which the result of deformation is transferred to the strain gauges, and then the mass information is transferred to a weight indicator, where is converted into digits on the screen.