Source for load cells?

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Sooner Boomer

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What's a good source for decent load cells? I can make my own, but I'm incredably lazy at the moment.

Someone asked how to calibrate horizontal load cells. Answer - a bell crank. A bell crank is a "device" used to redirect force. In this case it is redirecting through 90 degrees. A vertical load applied to one arm of the bell crank translates to an equal force in the other arm (assuming equal-length arms - they can also reduce/amplify force).

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jsdemar

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Search ebay for surplus Lebow or Eaton load cells. I've bought them there from 100# to 10K#. Also Interface Force are my second choice.
 
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