The load cell is a transducer that converts force into measurable electrical output. In spite of the fact that there are many types of force sensors, strain gauge load cells are the most commonly used.
Despite the prevalence of strain gauge load cells, there are still some laboratories using precision mechanical balances. Hydraulic load cells are considered in remote locations because they do not require an electrical supply, whereas pneumatic load cells are sometimes used where intrinsic safety or hygiene is important. Load cells with strain gauges offer accuracies between 0.03% and 0.25% full scale and can be used in nearly all industrial applications.
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