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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 which can be combined to determine any one of the six general load components.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873787
Patent Number(s):
6247372
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01L - MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
load; cell; combines; outputs; plurality; strain; gauges; measure; components; applied; combination; gauge; allows; measurement; six; requiring; complex; machining; mechanical; linkages; isolate; example; axis; produces; independent; analog; combined; determine; load components; strain gauges; strain gauge; load cell; six independent; mechanical linkage; allows measurement; applied load; cell produces; analog output; six load; requiring complex; outputs allows; complex machining; cell combines; measure components; gauge outputs; /73/

Citation Formats

Spletzer, Barry L. Load cell. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Spletzer, Barry L. Load cell. United States.
Spletzer, Barry L. Mon . "Load cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873787.
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