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Applied Measurements Load Cells in World’s First Regenerative Fatigue Test Facility

Developed by the University of Edinburgh, FASTBLADE is designed for high-quality, low-cost fatigue testing of tidal turbine blades, composite bridge sections and carbon fibre aircraft wing boxes and is the world’s first test facility that uses regenerative hydraulic technology.

Thanks to its cost-effective and accelerated testing, FASTBLADE reduces design risks, delivers rapid evaluation and enables faster certification and deployment of new products to the global market.

Applied Measurements DSCC precision pancake load cells are an integral part of FASTBLADE’s design.  They are low profile, high accuracy and have a high-frequency response.

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Applied Measurements new online shop

At our new Applied Measurements Shop you can shop our range of precision load cells, LVDT displacement transducers, level & depth sensors & instrumentation online.

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5 Reasons This May Be the Best Load Cell for Plate Bearing Tests

Micro Geotechnical, an in-situ testing company, needed to accurately monitor the bearing capacity of the ground under a given load, to determine the safe bearing capacity of the soil.

The measuring instruments would need to be accurate and precise, with the ability to withstand the harsh outdoor environments of their in-situ plate bearing tests.

So, we offered them Applied Measurements button load cell CBES and our handheld indicator and here’s why…


New smallest button load cell ever made by Applied Measurements

new micro button load cell from applied measurementsThe new micro button load cell CDFT from Applied Measurements is the smallest button load cell we have ever made at only 2.9mm in height!
Key features:

  • Tiny Ø9mm and 2.9mm height
  • Capacities from 0-10N up to 0-250N
  • Accuracy: <±0.25% of rated capacity
  • Wide operating temperature range: -40 to +125 °C
  • Strain gauge based technology
  • 2m cable as standard
  • Integral load button

Applied Measurements new micro button load cell CDFT has a tiny 9mm diameter and 2.9mm height for accurate compression force measuring in the tiniest of spaces.  It utilises state-of-the-art strain gauge technology combined with precision CNC machining to give you precise and reliable force measurement results.