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Load cell

United States Patent

June 19, 2001
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A load cell combines the outputs of a plurality of strain gauges to measure components of an applied load. Combination of strain gauge outputs allows measurement of any of six load components without requiring complex machining or mechanical linkages to isolate load components. An example six axis load cell produces six independent analog outputs which can be combined to determine any one of the six general load components.
Spletzer; Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 410,410
October 1, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.