Dual-bridge load cells provide sensor redundancy

Paul Boughton

Where space limited yet data integrity is an essential requirement, RDP Electronics says that dual-bridge load cells can be very effective.
For critical structural testing and monitoring in the aeronautical and automotive industries, for example, a load cell with two independent sets of strain gauges combines sensor redundancy within a single unit. This permits two sets of signal conditioning electronics to be deployed so that, in the event of the failure of one, the second signal conditioning set maintains system integrity until the fault can be rectified. Additionally, under normal operating conditions, the two outputs can be compared for greater certainty of data integrity, allowing rapid diagnosis of any faults.
RDP's dual-bridge load cells are not only accurate and reliable, but are also cost-effective thanks to the dual outputs.
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