Pricing for load cells, wire tension meters and other force sensors
How much does a load cell cost?
At SP, we get asked that question many times every day, but the answer is nearly always different. There are many factors to consider before providing an existing or prospective customer with an accurate cost for a specific solution.
Firstly, do you want to measure load or force in tension or compression?
If you want to measure in tension how do you want to attach the load to the load cell?
Often, a set of shackles from manufacturers such as Crosby will be used to rig our loadlink or dynamometer-style load cells. In other applications headroom is limited so a load shackle solution will be required rather than a loadlink.
(It’s probably becoming clear why one size never fits all in the world of load cells.)
If you are measuring in compression—perhaps weighing a large item such as an offshore jacket—how many load cells do you need to spread the load across the module? Further, what data do you need to capture? Total weight, individual weight or centre of gravity? SP has software that can calculate all of this in real-time!
Most SP load cells are wireless and you have a choice of a handheld display or software that can be installed on a Windows tablet or laptop. Data logging and proof test certification are possible with SP software solutions.
Another important consideration is the environment where the load cell will be used. Temperature, rain and humidity are just a few key factors. Maybe the load cell will be submerged and used subsea. If so, what depth will it be submerged to? And for how long?
Safety, efficiency and value below-the-hook, or elsewhere, are best achieved by selecting the right tool for the application in hand.
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Load systems quotation services
As well as well-priced load cell/force sensor products for sale, our engineering team can arrange professional assessments and quotes for the development of complete load monitoring and force measurement systems. It is possible to discuss your requirements with our experienced engineers before reaching any pricing, estimate or consultancy agreements.