Plug and Sense
Force measurement made easy
Comparison of Digital and Analog Configuration
Traditional load cells are typically made from strain gauges which output a 20 mV total change in signal
in response to applied loads. A user would need a signal conditioner to condition this signal, a data
acquisition system to digitize the signal and application software to view and process the signal!
Loadstar Sensors offers you a much more elegant and simpler solution!
iLoad Digital load cells convert a load into a reading on a PC without need for any additional signal
conditioners, data acquisition systems or special software. Connect a iLoad Digital load cell to your PC's
USB port and start measuring.
This simplicity of use is what we refer to as "Plug and Sense Simplicity". This technology enables end
users without any knowledge of load cells to start measuring forces and loads within minutes. It enables
software developers to build great new applications that incorporate force and load measurement. You
don't need to be an electronics engineer to use one!
The optional LoadVUE load cell software can provide an elegant interface to make it even more
convenient to measure loads, and to log the data to a comma separated text file that can be easily
opened using Microsoft Excel, Matlab or other statistical analysis packages.
iLoad Analog load cells convert a load into a signal in the 0-5 VDC range. These load cells are ideal for
applications that need to input signal directly into an existing PLC/DAQ - there is no need for a signal
conditioner or linearizer. Our load cells output a linear signal: 0.5 V at No Load and 4.5 V at Full Load, to
make it easy to incorporate our load cells into your custom applications.