A load cell is a specialized force sensor that is designed to measure a specific type of force acting upon it.
There are load cells to measure compression, tension and shear forces. For highly custom projects, you can attach tiny strain gauges to a material to measure specific forces acting on that member.
Load cells and strain gauges tend to output very low voltages, so most of them must be connected to a wheatstone bridge interface in order to be measured accurately.
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- 1145_0 5V to ±12V Sensor Adapter£13.46 £11.22
- 3144_0 Half-bridge Steel Strain Gauge (Bag of 2)£20.81 £17.34
- 3145_0 Half-bridge Aluminium Strain Gauge (Bag of 2)£20.81 £17.34
- 3146_0 Full-Bridge Steel Strain Gauge (Bag of 2)£24.31 £20.26