The focal point of any accurate weighing system is the load cell. Load cells are designed to detect force or weight. A load cell is a form of force transducer, converting force exerted, such as tension, compression, etc. into an electrical signal. The strength of the signal is directly proportional to the force applied onto the load cell. A load cell is the heart of any scale or force measurement system, it is the crucial element of the instrument that does the actual weighing or force measurement. When force is applied to the load cell body the amount of force can be calculated using the change in resistance. Browse our inventory of Load Cell instruments today!