Load Cells

FUTEK load cells are devices which measure force and weight in various applications. Designed to accurately and precisely measure the force exerted on them, whether it be compression, tension, or shear.

They are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, robotics and as well as in research and development.

FUTEK’s loadcells are available in various shapes, sizes, capacities, and configurations. Such as: bending beam, canister, donut, in-line, load button, low profile, miniature, pancake, rod end, S Beam, washer, and side mount versions.

Metromatics are the suppliers of FUTEK Load Cells in Australia and New Zealand.

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What is a load cell ?

Load cells are often known as few different names such as: force sensor, force transducers, load sensors or pressure sensors. It all depends on the industry. However, they all work on the same principle.

Load cells are devices designed to measure force or weight by converting mechanical force into an electrical signal. They are commonly used in applications which require measurement in force, tension, compression, or shear.

How do they work?

FUTEK high accuracy and high capacity load cells consist of a metal body with strain gauges attached to it. Otherwise known as using metal foil strain gauge load cell technology. Firstly, when a force is applied to the load cell, it deforms slightly. Therefore, causing a change in the electrical resistance of the strain gauges.

This change in resistance is converted into an electrical type of output signal. Which can be measured, recorded, and displayed by various devices such as computers, data loggers, signal conditioners, and panel meter instruments.

What are the benefits of FUTEK Load Cells?

  1. High Accuracy: therefore, ensuring precise measurements in critical applications.
  2. Compact Design: Integrate into a variety of systems and applications.
  3. Multiple Capacities: Available in multiple capacities, making them suitable for a wide range of applications with varying loads.
  4. Durability: Designed to withstand harsh environments and heavy use, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.
  5. Fast Response Time: Offer fast response times, enabling quick and accurate measurement of rapidly changing forces.
  6. Customisation: Can be customised to meet the unique requirements of specific applications, ensuring optimal performance and accuracy.
  7. Multiple Shapes and Sizes: Available in various shapes and sizes, allowing them to be used in a wide range of applications. Including a range of Miniature Load Cells such as Submersible, S-Beam, Threaded inline and more.
  8. Corrosion Resistance: Designed to resist corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh and corrosive environments.
  9. Digital Output: Offer a digital output, allowing for easy integration with computer-based data acquisition systems and FUTEK Loadcell Instruments.
  10. Wide Operating Temperature Range: Operate over a wide temperature range, making them suitable for use in extreme environments.
  11. Local Service and Support: Metromatics have been FUTEK’s partner for many years and we provide knowledgeable local sales, service, and support to our customers for their load cells Australia and New Zealand.

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Bi-Axial Force / Torque Sensor MBA Series

The MBA Series is a miniature multi-component sensor and is the perfect solution for engineers and researchers who require accurate and reliable measurements in all spatial directions up to 6 degrees of freedom – tension and compression as well as torque.

Torque and Thrust Bi-Axial Load Cell

Cantilever Bending Beam LBB Series

Firstly, the LBB Series is a slim design, stainless steel Bending Beam loadcell used for compression applications. It can measure force, surface pressure and displacement in tight environments.

Bending Beam Load Cell LBB200

Donut Load Cells / Thru Hole Load Washer LTH Series

The LTH Series is low profile, compression Donut load washer. Also known as a Thru Hole loadcell or Washer Type Load Cell. The thru hole load cell design is suitable for those applications which require the load structure to pass through the sensor. Typical applications include: bolt loading, clamping forces, rolling mill systems

Donut Through Hole Load Cell LTH400

Flat Plate Force Sensor FFP Series

Firstly, the FFP Series is a sensitive flat plate force sensor. It measures force, surface pressure and displacement. Ideal for OEM high volume applications. Used in process control, medical instrumentation and robotics.

Flat Plate Force Sensor

Grip / Pinch Force Sensor LMD Series

The LMD Series of Grip or Pinch Force sensors used in the medical and automotive industries. For example, load cells work to measure the pinch force of power windows and sunroof systems in cars and for grip strength measurements in hands.

Pinch Sensor

Inline Load Cell Male / Female Threaded Rod End LCB Series

Firstly, the LCB Series provide accurate and reliable measurements of tensile forces in rod end assembly up to 22,000 Kgs. Therefore, providing an excellent solution for inline Actuators or Hydraulic Jack with Male/Female thread (Hydraulic Load Cells) applications.

Tension and Compression Load Cell LCB500

Load Button LLB Series

Firstly, the LLB Series are small load button load cells for compression applications in tight and limited spaces. Available in a wide range of capacities up to 0.45 to 45,000 kg with an outside diameter from 6mm to 76mm. Often used Medical and Automation industries.

Load Button Force Sensor

Low Profile Female Threaded LRF Series

Firstly, LRF Series are female threaded, low profile, load cells. With a fully welded body to ensure durability. Measures forces up to 453kg with overload protection. Often used inline loading applications, durability testing, material fatigue testing and general structural testing.

Low Profile tension and compression load cell

Low Profile Thrust and Moment Multi Axis Sensor MTA Series

Firstly, the MTA Series are a low profile, thrust multi axis sensor. In addition, available in triaxial varieties. Models are available in Anodised Aluminium or Stainless Steel and either measure Mx, My and Fz Loads or Fx, Fy and Fz Loads.

Tri Axial Load Cell

Male Threaded Inline LCM Series

LCM Series are male threaded in line load cells. Used for inline, endurance, tension off centre and compression load cell applications. Therefore, used in a wide range of industries from micro medical robotic procedures to large dynamic jet parachute deployment in Defence planes.

Threaded In Line Load Cell

Miniature Load Column LCA Series

Firstly, the LCA Series are Canister load cells. In addition, known as a column type load cell. Designed to measure high-capacity compression applications up to 13,600 Kgs. Making them ideal for hydraulic/pneumatic press force, aeroplane landing gear drop test as examples.

Column Load Cell LCA310

Pedal Force Sensors LAU Series

The LAU Series are pedal force sensors for the automotive industry. Used for testing and verification purposes. In addition, from component testing to full assembly. Examples include: accelerator testing, seat belt sensor, and spike resistant pedal force sensor.

Pedal Force Load Cell

S Beam LSB Series

Firstly, the LSB Series are S Beam Load Cells. Also known as S type load cells. These force sensors measure compression and tension and can hook up to signal conditioning amplifiers to integrate to a PLC, or DAQ Instrument. Used in weight measurements, structural testing and more.

Miniature Force Sensor LSB201

Side Mount OEM LSM Series

The LSM Series are Side mounted load cells for OEM applications. Ideal for high precision or volume production. Often called parallelogram sensors or single point load cells or beam load cells. They have a built-in overload protection that can withstand 10 times the capacity.

Load Cell

Stick Shift / Gear Shift Knob Biaxial MAU Series

Firstly, the MAU Series is a stick shift sensor for the Car Industry. It measures Fx and Fy loads taking placing when shifting gear and contains an ergonomic cover with anti-slip notches. Made from 2024-T4 Anodised Aluminium and weighs 0.13 Kgs.

Car Shift Stick Sensor MAU300

Universal Pancake LCF Series

The LCF Series are Pancake Load Cell sensors have a low profile and flat shape. Featuring a central threaded hole for measuring tension or compression loads with the ability to compensate off centre loading. Ideal for applications with high capacity, endurance, fatigue inline measurements

Tension Base Universal Load Cell LCF505


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