Product reliability is an essential aspect of overall product quality. Therefore, we test. And test again. And in our case, we tested for almost 15 years straight.
If you've ever visited our headquarters, you might have noticed a compressed air test stand in our lobby. Well, that test stand has been going strong since 2001 performing a fatigue-test on our LSB302 S-Beam Load Cell.
Why? Well, for two reasons. First, as a testament toward our reputation of being one of the highest quality sensor manufacturers. Secondly, to see how well our load cell would perform if overloaded to 113% of its rated output. Forgot to mention that didn't I?
The LSB302 model that we chose for this quality assurance test has a capacity of 100lb. We've been loading it at 113 lb. Though we don't recommended continuous overloading, especially for 13+ years, our LSB Family does have an overload protection which you can learn more about below.
But back to the good stuff. We're nearing a milestone. A BILLION CYCLE milestone. Per our calculations, our LSB302 will endear its billionth cycle mid-2015. And we invite you to keep count with us.