The Pancake Load Cell (aka Universal Load Cell or Shear Web Load Cell) category is built for Endurance, Off-Center Loading, or Inline applications. Pancake Load Cells represent one of the more common designs offered for force measurement applications because their low profile can be installed within limited real estate.
Pancake, canister-style, or universal load cells have a central threaded hole for measuring loads in either tension or compression. These force transducers are used in applications needing high endurance, high fatigue life, or high-capacity in-line measurements such as load cell for tanks weighing system, tablet compression force or injection molding clamping force applications. They are also highly resistant to off-axis loading.
Pancake Load Cells are available in a wide capacity range from 25 lbs to 1,000,000 of pounds, in both Stainless Steel or Anodized Aluminum flexure, utilizing metal foil strain gauge technology. These Shear Web Load Cells provide a compact design, achieving accurate measurements in both tension and compression. Options such are in-line signal conditioned amplifier and/or TEDS / IEEE1451.4 are also available.