Hydrostatic Load Cells

By: Canadian Scale Company  09-12-2011

The Hydrostatic Load Cell is a simple mechanical mechanism which functions according to known hydrostatic Laws of Physics. It consists of a piston, a base, a cylinder and a diaphragm. A thin film of fluid is sandwiched between the base and the diaphragm. The piston presses against the diaphragm.

The result is only a small amount of fluid is required (e.g. less than one pint of fluid used in a 80 foot truck scale). Each Hydrostatic Load Cell type is designed with an exact "acting area" - a known value in units of square inches. For example, when a known weight is applied to a hydrostatic load cell with a known "acting area", the output in PSI is predictable.

A 50,000 lb. weight applied to an "acting area" of 50 square inches will have an output of 1,000 PSI.

The secret, of course, is to design the hydrostatic load cell with a linear relationship between weight applied and pressure output. For example, if 50,000 lbs. yields 1,000 PSI, then 25,000 lbs. must yield 500 PSI and 100,000 must yield 2,000 PSI.


Contact Canadian Scale Company

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from Canadian Scale Company

09-12-2011

Product Information Request Forms

If you have a specific requirement, we have created a unique product information request form for each catagory of product we manufacture or distribute. If you want general information about products that we carry, please fill in our general information request form.


09-12-2011

Service

As a Measurement Canada Authorized Service Provider, CANADIAN SCALE COMPANY LIMITED is accredited to inspect and certify weighing devices on behalf of The Minister of Industry, and the Government of Canada. Our technicians receive regular safety training including; WHMIS, Standard First Aid, AED, Crane Saftey and Confined Space. Our expert technicians are well versed in the calibration and repair of all types of devices.


09-12-2011

Truck Scale Software, Truck Scale Data Management Software

For over twenty years, we have developed, installed and supported Truck Scale Software and Truck Scale Data Management solutions for the automation of Dispatching, Ticket Printing, Reporting and Accounting operations. Our flagship Truck Scale Software controls all aspects of the weighing process from order taking to the sale and/or purchase of material through to invoicing and account management.