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Versatile DSCC Pancake Load Cells deliver multiple benefits

inShare.12For weighing and force monitoring, Applied Measurements’ DSCC pancake load cells are the ideal choice. Here’s why…..

• Tension and Compression Capable
• Low Physical Height
• Complete Customisation Possible
• Resistant to Extraneous Forces
• High Frequency Response
• Stainless Steel Construction

The DSCC pancake load cell is designed for weighing and force monitoring alike and can operate in both tension and compression. Its low physical height lends it to applications where space is at a premium.

What’s more, the DSCC pancake load cell can be entirely customised by our design team to suit your application, including the dimensions, centre thread sizes, higher capacities in excess of 3000kN and IP rating up to IP68 for submersible applications. The image above shows the recent customisation of the DSCC pancake load cell’s cable exit. The cable exit was modified to incorporate an ICA miniature load cell amplifier into a housing, converting the transducer’s mV/V signal to a 4-20mA analogue output (0-5Vdc, 0-10Vdc and ±10Vdc outputs are also available).

The specialist heat treatment of the stainless steel to condition H900 further enhances the steel’s already high strength and durability, making the DSCC pancake load cell the ultimate choice for material and component fatigue testing applications. Coupled with its high frequency response, the DSCC pancake load cell is also well suited to dynamic force measurement applications, such as crash test walls.

Its design and stainless steel construction gives it an excellent resistance to extraneous forces, such as bending, side-load/shear and torsion. These features made it the choice load cell to be fitted on the ankle joints of the World’s largest hexapod (image to the left). The robotics company required 6 customised submersible and compact DSCC pancake load cells to accurately monitor the force on each leg. Click to read about the awesome hexapod project.

Instrumentation and Accessories
Our standard DSCC pancake load cells can be supplied and fitted with any of our wide range of instrumentation, for example:

• SGA Amplifiers – Give high stability, high speed (up to 6kHz), conditioned analogue output.

• Miniature ICA Amplifiers – Restricted space? These are designed to fit where other larger amplifiers cannot and also provides a direct amplified output straight from the sensor.

• DSC-USB Strain Gauge Digitisers – Convert the load cell’s signal to a digital output, delivering immediate and accurate readings straight to the PC for live monitoring and data logging.

• INT2-L Digital Panel Meter – A portable digital indicator with a 6 digit LED display. Its easy to use, simple to configure and can power up to 4 x 350O load cells.

• Compression Measuring – We can supply and fit load buttons which help reduce extraneous force introduction.

• Tension Monitoring – We can supply and fit a base and rod ends to ensure axial application of tensile force.

All of the above instrumentation and accessories can be supplied and fitted with a UKAS traceable calibration certificate

About Applied Measurements Ltd
Applied Measurements Limited offers a comprehensive selection of transducers based on strain gauge technology. Our product range includes sensors to measure load, pressure, torque and displacement. In addition, a custom transducer design service and strain gauge bonding facilities are also available.
To support the transducer range, a variety of analogue and digital instrumentation is available including high resolution, high speed and RS232/485 equipped signal conditioners and indicators, as well as portable battery powered indicators with integral data-logging, enabling us to offer complete systems with calibration traceable to UKAS standards.
In addition to our comprehensive range of 'standard' transducers, we also have the capability to design, develop and manufacture custom devices to meet specific needs. Our expertise is based on bonded strain gauge technology, which is carried across our complete line of transducers. Our involvement in your project can be at any stage, from development and design, through prototypes, testing and into full production.

For more information, please contact :-

Applied Measurements Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)118 981 7339
Fax: +44(0)118 981 9121

October 2014

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