Pancake Load Cell with USB Output

Irvine, CA, January 09, 2009 --( FUTEK’s LCF400 Pancake Load Cell Available with USB Output.

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. (FUTEK) is pleased to present the improved LCF400 Pancake Load Cell. The design is now being offered with a brand new USB Digital Interface and is the newest product to be added to the FUTEK USB Sensor Solutions Product Line. Along with its USB output and metric threads capabilities, the LCF400 features structural changes and complete welding which drastically improves this models output symmetry and accuracy. The model is offered in 500 to 5,000 lbs, various outputs (3 mV/V, +/-5VDC, +/-10VDC, 4-20 mA), and uses heat-treated 17-4 Stainless Steel construction for optimal performance. The LCF400 has advantages of zero-joint failure, low impact due to extraneous loads, and has the capability of handling off center loading more efficiently and effectively.

The Pancake Load Cell has become an even more effective product in the FUTEK Load Cell Series due to the USB output. Typical applications include Fatigue and Endurance Testing where long performance cycles are required. The LCF400 Pancake Load Cell model has female/female threads, is made of 17-4 Stainless Steel and has a broad capacity ranging from 250 lbs to 5,000 lbs. This Pancake Load Cell utilizes metal foil strain gauge technology that offers the highest accuracy. It has Nonlinearity of ±0.10%, Bridge Resistance of 700 Ohms, and Deflection of 0.002 to 0.005” nominal. The LCF400 Pancake Load Cell can be modified or customized to meet your requirements and most models are in our inventory making them available for quick delivery. Similar to our entire Load Cell product line, this model is manufactured in US.

Product Highlights:

Resistance to High Extraneous Loads
One-Piece Construction
Available in 3 mV/V and USB output
17-4 Stainless Steel Construction
In both Tension & Compression
Utilizes Metal Foil Strain Gauge Technology
Low Deflection
Compact Height
Designed and Manufactured in U.S.

For those who are a looking for a complete system solution, FUTEK can provide both signal conditioned displays or their VCal Portable System. FUTEK’s VCal Portable System brings an easy-to-use system verification directly to the customer making it ideal for on-site verification and calibration of your products. FUTEK LCF Series is also available with TEDS / IEEE1451.4 option.

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.
Kimberly Fajardo