Due to their small dimensions and sturdy construction, these miniature compression load cells made of stainless steel can be used in a wide range of industrial applications and in laboratories. This compression load cell is easy to handle and its installation is uncomplicated. Its small size makes it perfect for use in very restricted structures for both static and dynamic compression force measurements.
The miniature compression load cell model 8415 is a flat cylindrical disc, the bottom of which is closed with a cover. The load application button for receiving the compression forces is an integrated part of the sensor.
A strain gage full bridge is applied in the gauging member of the measuring element. This produces bridge output voltage directly proportional to the measured force. The small diameter of the sensors results in high rigidity and a short measurement range. The measuring force has to be applied centrically and free from lateral forces. The sensor has to be mounted on a smooth and even surface.