Futek's redesigned Tension and Compression LCF400 Load Cell improves accuracy and performance

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. introduces the redesigned LCF400 Tension and Compression Load Cell. The unit's design features structural changes and complete welding, which improves the load cell's output symmetry and accuracy. The LCF400 is available with USB output and metric threads. The model is offered in 500 to 5,000 lbs, various outputs (3 mV/V, ±5VDC, ±10VDC and 4-20 mA) and uses heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel construction for optimal performance. The modified LCF400 also features zero-joint failure, low impact due to extraneous loads and has the capability of handling off-center loading more efficiently and effectively.
Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, Futek engineers have improved the models accuracy by 20%. The Tension and Compression Load Cell utilizes metal foil strain gauge technology that offers high accuracy. It has nonlinearity of ±0.10%, bridge resistance of 700 Ohms and deflection of 0.002 to 0.005 inches nominal.

Product highlights: 

  • Resistance to high extraneous loads
  • One-piece construction
  • Available in 3 mV/V, ±5 VDC, ±10 VDC, 4-20 mA output
  • 17-4 stainless steel construction
  • In both tension and compression
  • Utilizes metal foil strain gauge technology
  • Low deflection
  • Compact height
  • Designed and manufactured in United States
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