Load cell communicates via USB

Paul Boughton

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology is launching the LSB200 S-Beam Jr load cell with a new USB digital interface with 16-bit resolution.

With this improvement, Futek says it is one of the first sensor manufacturers to offer a USB connection for strain gauge-based load cells. Futek's USB sensor is a plug-and-play device with basic software, which makes system integration even simpler.

The miniature S beam load cell has become one of the signature products in the Futek load cell series. This model is widely used in medical bag weighing applications as well as automated feedback control and inline processing applications.

The combination of small size, accuracy and overload protection makes this a very popular model. With a height of only 19mm (0.75inch), the LSB200 miniature S beam load cell is useful where space is restricted.

 The standard LSB200 miniature S beam load cell model has female threads, comes in 2024 aluminium construction or 17-4 stainless steel, and a 1.5m (5-feet) four-conductor shielded silicone cable. It is available in both metric and imperial threads.

With all of its design features, the miniature S beam load cell has a high accuracy with a nonlinearity of +/-0.1 per cent, deflection of 0.127mm (0.005inch) nominal and an operating temperature of -51 to +93 degrees C (-60 to +200 degrees F). Similar to the company's entire load cell product line, this model is manufactured in the USA and uses metal foil strain gauge technology.

For more information, visit www.futek.com

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