(Also known as Side Mount Load Cells, Parallelogram Sensors or Belt Buckle Sensors)
Single Point Load Cells are usually designed for processing applications which require weight control platforms, usually on the small scale type. They are given their name because they can be used for these platform applications supporting off center loading by utilizing only one sensor. The advantage of this particular load cell design over others is that it is low profile, has high precision, and can be adjusted for off center loading. This particular load cell type is generally easy to mount. Other products for similar applications such as load buttons are not as easy to mount. This load cell is also designed for high volume OEM applications and offered in a wide range of capacities from Gram ranges to 500 lbs in the same form fit function.
FUTEK’s particular line of Single Point Load Cells is more compact compared to the same product by other manufacturers. It averages in dimension about 2 x 0.5 x 2 inches compared to 4x1x3 inches. It also offers overload protection making it suitable for both process control and material testing applications since possible overload usually occurs during installation. Due to its size and precision it has widely been used in Handheld or portable equipment as well as many material testing machines. Other popular applications are in-line food processing or material process control or batching systems.
Also due to its compact size, high precision and long Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF of very well over 100 million cycles) it has been an ideal choice for many medical applications
such as automated blood management system, dialysis and bag hanging applications
for drug delivery application.