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.

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How to measure grip strength of an eagle for BBC Natural World

Last year, we were asked to design a sensor to measure the grip strength of a golden eagle named Tilly, for the award-winning BBC documentary series, Natural World.

Challenge – to find a load cell that could withstand the estimated grip strength of an eagle.

As Tilly had been trained to catch and grip a tennis ball, the load cell needed to be small enough to fit inside a similar-sized measuring device yet withstand Tilly’s tremendous grip strength.

Thanks to their unique design, our DBBSMM miniature s-beam load cells were ideal for the job.  Not only are they very compact but their s-shaped design offers superior side-load rejection and high accuracy.

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Load cells deliver high accuracy in Gemini Telescopes even after 20 years!

20 years ago, we were approached by The Royal Greenwich Observatory in Cambridge to design and build nearly 700 bespoke load cells for two 8.1m diameter telescopes known as The Gemini Project.

Now 20 years on, these custom-made load cells are still consistently and accurately performing an integral part of the telescope’s control system.

To continue to deliver accurate and detailed astronomical images, we have been asked to re-design and manufacture custom load cells to the same specifications incorporating up-to-date electronics with the latest state-of-the-art amplifiers.

See how we did it.

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Universal Fabric Tension Tester for All Fabrics and Styles

The Challenge – Accurately Measure Fabric Tension on Any Style of Furniture.
Fabric strength testing guarantees the fabric being used on furniture meets the high quality needed for durability, comfort and support.

Choosing the wrong type of fabric can lead to fabric tearing, loss of customer satisfaction and a decrease in sales and profit.

Find out how our miniature s-beam load cell, intuitive4-L digital indicator and industrial LVDT displacement sensors were used to determine fabric strength.

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S-Beam Load Cells Promise Accurate Pigment Dispensing

We chose Applied Measurements’ DBBSM s-beam load cells as the pigment is £1000 per tonne so has to be extremely accurate” says Paul Akers, Works Manager at PD Edenhall Ltd. One of the largest independent concrete facing brick manufacturer in the UK, needed a way to accurately monitor the amount of pigment being dispensed into the weigh hopper throughout the manufacture of concrete facing bricks.  The pigment amount needs to be precise as inaccurate amounts of pigment can lead to incorrect colour blends leading to a loss in sales and profit. Read how our accurate DBBSM s-beam load cells and intuitive4-L digital indicators were used in this construction industry application.

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