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AmCells Load Cells Are USA Made, Save and Buy American

by Barbara 23. April 2014 08:15

Question about load cells Made in USA.

Q: "I am looking for American made load cells. I've had quality control issues with those made in China." Thanks. John

Answer: AmCells, located in California, makes all their loadcells here in the USA.  Phone Safe Home Products or LoadCellsUSA.com directly and receive an additional 5% off our low prices. Only Exceptions: 561ST and 561SB. Includes all STL, SSB, DST, DSL, DSS, DSF, T103, SPB and SPM load cells.

Do remember:

  • 1. Have load cells calibrated at AmCells for use with a newly purchased AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator. Cost is dependent upon the type and quantities purchased.
  • 2. Have a local scale repair person re-calibrate your scale if you are replacing an existing load cell.
  • 3. For an application like a batch filling machine, the factory where the machine is located needs to re-calibrate the machine after the load cells are replaced.

Thanks for your question.

Feel free to contact us if you need more help. We'd need to know the specifics of your application and the load cells you are replacing.

Sincerely, Barbara

When Must New AmCells Load Cells Be Calibrated? And By Whom?

by Barbara 4. November 2013 09:12

Question about load cells and calibration.

Q: "I need to replace load cells in an existing scale. Do they need calibration? When do new load cells need to be calibrated?" Thanks. Steve

Answer: Here are some examples of when and who calibrates load cells. The timing of the calibration depends upon the application.

  • 1. Have load cells calibrated at AmCells for use with a newly purchased AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator or for new applications. Cost is dependent upon the type and quantities purchased.
  • 2. Have a local scale repair person re-calibrate your scale if you are replacing an existing load cell.
  • 3. For an application like a batch filling machine, the factory where the machine is located needs to re-calibrate the machine after the load cells are replaced.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for your question.

Feel free to contact us if you need more help. We'd need to know the specifics of your application and the load cells you are replacing.

Sincerely, Barbara

USA Made Loadcells Needed to Build a Set of Race Car Scales

by Barbara 16. May 2011 07:07

Question about which load cells are needed to build a set of race car scales

Q: "I am looking to build a set of race car scales and have come across your site.  I want to use load cells made in the USA if possible. I will need a load cell that can handle a maximum of 1000 lbs.  What product do you suggest? Thanks. David."

Answer: One of the Safe Home websites is LoadCellsUSA.com. All these load cells are made in the USA. Some parts may be imported, however. I contacted our manufacturer for his input since your request is somewhat complicated.

First, a load cell that can handle a maximum of 1000 lbs. for a race car scale or other vehicle scale is the SSB1K,AmCells SSB Type 1 Klb. Shear Beam Load Cell The SSB-1KLB Type Single-Ended Shear Beam Nickel Plated Load cell is made of Alloy steel. You would need 4 of these units if you are using a single platform.

Next, you would need a junction box and a digital read-out. What is recommended is the AmCells JBSM4 Junction Box for 2 to 4 Load Cells. This is a stainless steel box with summing card, handles 2 to 4 Load cells,meets IP67 standards and has signal trimming. Plus you would need a AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator. The DIN3 digital scale indicator features a stainless steel housing, a push button key pad and a bright 1 inch tall LED display. The DIN3 will interface with all strain gauge load cell configurations.

If you plan to use 4 separate platforms, that will require consultation with our manufacturer. LoadCellsUSA.com sells a wide selections of load cells including S Type Single Point Shear Beam , special load cells such as mini and disk. LoadCellsUSA.com also sells accessories.

Thank you for your interesting question.

Sincerely, Barbara

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