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Submersible Load Cells Lower the Cost of Large Tidal Turbine Designs

This case study aims to significantly reduce the cost of large scale tidal turbine designs using our submersible load cells. The tidal turbine test rig was placed in a state-of-the-art test tank, where the team were able to increasing the size, flow rate and turbulence levels within the tank. Lowering the cost of rotor blade manufacture would make this renewable energy more economical to use and widely accessible, benefiting not only the UK renewable tidal energy markets but developing tidal energy countries too. Our submersible load cells measured both the torque and the thrust of the underwater tidal turbine design.

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Save £££ With Our Intuitive-Lite4 Range of Digital Panel Meters

intuitive-Lite4 Digital Panel Meter NEW intuitive-Lite4 series of digital panel meters are ideal for when you want a high precision display with no additional plug-in features. They guarantee you superior performance from their 10 point linearisation and their 20-bit A/D converter delivers outstanding resolution in any application. They have more filtering and logic inputs than before and offer the same scale and offset fine tuning that senior INT4 versions have.

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How Speedy Is This Ultra-Fast USB Load Cell Interface?

DSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interfaceDSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interface promises high speed readings of 4800 samples per second!!

  • High Speed Readings 4800 Samples per Second
  • High 13 Bits Noise Free Resolution
  • FREE Downloadable Advanced Toolkit Software
  • Fast Real-Time Data Analysis
  • Data Logging up to 30 Minutes
  • USB Interface

The DSCUSB-FQ is an ultra fast USB load cell interface that converts a strain gauge transducer signal to a digital USB serial output at an amazing 4800 samples per second!  Thanks to its 13 bit noise free resolution the DSCUSB-FQ promises high stability with 1 part in 8000 resolution.  Making the DSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interface the ultimate for high speed, dynamic applications.

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Accurate S-Beam Load Cell Measures Cable Tension of Light Aircraft

In light aircraft the flight control system must have correctly adjusted cables to maintain correct rudder movement, smooth direction and precise level and control of flight. Calmet Laboratory Services used a DBBSM-1000kg s-beam load cell to check the accuracy of the aircraft tension meters when applying tension to a cable.

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