How does a bending beam load cell work?
Bending beam load cells are the most widely used types of load cells. Read this article to learn more about the benefits and properties of bending beams.
During a measurement, weight acts on the load cell's metal spring element and causes elastic deformation.
This strain (positive or negative) is converted into an electrical signal by a strain gauge (SG) installed on the spring element. The simplest type of load cell is a bending beam with a strain gauge. Often the (mandatory) basic components, i.e. spring element and strain gauge are complemented with additional elements (housing, sealing elements, etc.) protecting the strain gauge elements.