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Title: Load cell

Abstract

A load cell combines the outputs of a plurality of strain gauges to measure components of an applied load. Combination of strain gauge outputs allows measurement of any of six load components without requiring complex machining or mechanical linkages to isolate load components. An example six axis load cell produces six independent analog outputs, each directly proportional to one of the six general load components. 16 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321207
Patent Number(s):
5850044
Application Number:
PAN: 8-960,851
Assignee:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Dec 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; STRAIN GAGES; ANALOG SYSTEMS; DESIGN; MEASURING METHODS; DYNAMIC LOADS; STATIC LOADS

Citation Formats

Spletzer, B L. Load cell. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Spletzer, B L. Load cell. United States.
Spletzer, B L. Tue . "Load cell". United States.
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