Hydraulic Load Cells are constructed from stainless steel. The load is distributed equally over the loading area of the cell by a thick, machined steel distribution plate. The load, when applied to the cell, causes a pressure increase in the hydraulic fluid, and this change in pressure may be measured via a Bourdon Tube Gauge or a variety of electrical transducers.
Two designs are available. An annular cell, and a solid cell for the measurement of compressive force. Both designs are available with the following readout methods:
- A Bourdon Tube Gauge. This is the most simple method, but if directly connected requires access or visibility. The gauge can be mounted a short distance away and connected to the cell by a flexible hose.
- Various types of electrical transducers, allowing for remote readout and data acquisition, are also available.
- Simple and reliable hydraulic operation.
- Automated data acquisition systems compatible.
- Low profile.
- Remote readout capability.
- Rock anchors.
- Soil anchors.
- Concrete and post-tensioning.
- Measurement of compressive loads between structural members.
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