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.