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Load Cell Use Guidelines

1. DO NOT allow the load cell to swing by its cable, do not pull on the load cell cable.

2. DO NOT allow a load cell to drop onto the floor.

3. Low capacity load cells can be easily damaged by squeezing fingers for testing. Always handle these devices with extreme care as they can easily be overloaded and receive permanent damage. Knows weights should be used for a function test.

4. NEVER hammer a load cell into place. Shock loads can permanently damage most low capacity load cells.

5. NEVER exceed the specified input voltage rating when energizing a load cell. Over voltage will overheat the strain gauges and cause them to disintegrate. 5 Volt is recommended for Elane load cells , unless otherwise specified.

6. ENSURE, wherever possible, that the cell cannot be overloaded by applying over- and under load stoppers.

7. BEWARE of shock loadings. These can be very high and, although of short duration, can easily cause permanent damage and or shift the Zero point.

8. ENSURE the surface to which a load cell is to be attached is flat with a smooth surface finish.

9. For Load Cell mounting, use a good quality hard steel for the base, in order to avoid distortion and consequent errors, ensure the mounting plate thickness sufficient to prevent bending of the mounting plate.

10. ENSURE loads are only applied vertically to the measuring axis of a cell otherwise errors will occur since the strain gages will not respond to side loads.

11. ENSURE no extraneous torque and/or bending loads are applied to a cell as these can easily overload and destroy it.

12. In any event, the sum of all forces applied to a cell must NEVER total to a figure in excess of the cell rating.

13. Apply great care when attaching a platform. Use of Hex Socket Screws is required and the turning of the using with an Allen Wrench should be so that no force is applied to the load cell, e.g. turn the assembly so that the turning action is 90° to the load cell and no force is applied to hold the Screw in place.

 


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