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Higher Performance Load Cells from Measurement Specialties Offer Improved Reliability

Economical, compact sensors operate at exceptionally low strains

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has enhanced its series of ELAF compression and tension load cells to provide superior resolution and higher reliability, while remaining extremely cost-effective.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/PH50840 )

The "four-bar" design of the sensors offers better stability and resistance to off-axis components than single diaphragm designs by incorporating a flexible diaphragm that parallels the measuring flexure.   

These temperature compensated sensors are ideal for high volume test and measurement applications that require a low cost, compact load cell.  These include batch weighing, product validation testing, assembly force and thrust measurement applications. IP65 is offered on selected housing types.

Using Measurement Specialties' proprietary Microfused technology that eliminates age-sensitive organic epoxies, the ELAF series provides exceptional long term span and zero stability. Micro-machined piezoresistive strain gauges are fused with high temperature glass onto a high performance stainless steel measuring flexure.

The load cells operate at very low strains using strain gauges with gauge factors greater than 100 as well as virtually limitless cycle life expectancy and exceedingly high over-range capabilities without the need for stops.  Shielded FEP/PTFE cabling with strain relief is provided with each sensor.

Several parameters, including compensated temperature range, input voltage and lead lengths, are customizable within the standard load cell packaging to suit specific application requirements. 

Technical Specifications

  • Diameters from ultra-compact 0.5" (B0 and T1 packages) to 1.25" (B2 package)
  • Standard ranges of measured force: 50 N to 10 KN (10 lbf to 2,000 lbf)
  • Zero output: 0 mV +/-5% FSO (standard); 0.5 V +/-3% FSO (amplified)
  • Amplified ratiometric output span of 0.5 V to 4.5 V or up to 20 mV/V bridge output
  • Full NIST traceable 11-point calibration

Pricing and delivery for the new ELAF load cell is dependent upon quantity ordered. 

For more information, email t&[email protected] or visit http://www.meas-spec.com/product/t_product.aspx?id=2418.

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UPCOMING TRADESHOW: MD&M West; Booth # 529; Feb 11-13, 2014; Anaheim, Calif.

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES:  Please direct all product inquiries to Bob Arkell, NA Marketing Manager; [email protected]; 760-466-7614.

About Measurement Specialties: Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies -- piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials, application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS"), foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement systems, negative thermal coefficient ("NTC") ceramic sensors, 3-6 DOF (degree of freedom) force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision submersible hydrostatic level -- to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

Editorial Contact:
The Simon Group, Inc.
Beth Smith or Joanna Puglisi-Barley
Phone: (215) 453-8700
E-mail: [email protected]

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