Thanks to its compact shape and three fixing holes on its underside, the 8526 compression load cell can be used in a variety of applications. With its wide choice of measuring ranges from 0 ... 100 N up to 0 ... 1 MN, it really can cover a wealth of measurement tasks, from the laboratory to use in heavy industry.
The integral load button provides an easy and reliable means of applying the force to be measured. Angle errors in the load application with a deviation from the measurement axis of up to 3° have only a minor influence on the measurement signal. For ideal measurement accuracy, the load cell should be mounted on a surface that has been ground and has a hardness of at least 60 HRC.
The model 8526 load cell is designed with an internal elastic membrane, to which strain gages are attached. When a compressive load is applied to the load cell, the membrane is elastically deformed and transfers its tension to the strain gages. These in turn respond with a proportional change in their ohmic resistance, which can be evaluated using a suitable instrumentation amplifier or display device.