Compression load cells are designed to measure compressive load or forces in struts application, with a high degree of accuracy and reliability.Encardio-ritecompression or solid load cells are widely used to measure the load transferred on the struts. The load cells can be installed in between the struts, or at either ends of the struts.
The compression load cells are also extensively used for compressive load measurement during testing of piles. For testing of piles at high loads, more than one load cell are used.
Encardio-rite provides resistive strain gauge type load cells as follows:
· Model ELC-210Scompression (solid) load cell; available in capacities ranging from 1000 kN to 3500 kN.
· Model ELC-150S-Hhigh capacity compression (solid) load cell; available in capacities ranging from 5000 kN to 12500 kN.
The above resistive strain gage type compression load cells are precision engineered, designed to measure compressive load or axial forces. To minimize the effect of uneven and eccentric loading, the strain gages are equally spaced along the circumference. These are specially designed for civil engineering applications and provide accurate and reliable data.
Load cell readings can be measured by using any standard digital read-out unit suitable for resistive strain gage type sensors. The data can also be automatically collected at desired frequency, stored and transmitted to remote server by a suitable datalogger using multiplexer/busmux or SDI-12 digital interface.