I’ve Got a Load Cell – Now What? Episodes 1 and 2
Interface has produced more than 100 videos, all available on our Interface YouTube channel. We provide product videos, industry and application use cases, training, software, and set-up instructions, ForceLeaders webinars, and video discussions with our force measurement solutions experts.
One of our most popular videos is our webinar that answers the question, I’ve Got a Load Cell – Now What? In this online seminar, we discuss some of the basics about load cells, as well as offer tips for checking the health of your load cell, installation tips, usage best practices and monitoring performance. The series concludes with an in-depth Q&A session. As with all good material, we offer a modern remake to this valuable online resource with a refreshed 7-part series that addresses important load cell topics with visual demonstrations.
In the updated series, I’ve Got a Load Cell – Now What, Interface’s Brian Peters and Elliot Speidell cover the following load cell basic topics:
- Episode #1 Visual Inspection of Your Load Cell
- Episode #2 How to Read the Load Cell Label
- Episode #3 Load Cell Documentation: Datasheets and Calibration Certificates
- Episode #4 Fundamentals of Load Cells
- Episode #5 Load Cell Instrumentation Tips and Setup
- Episode #6 Checking Load Cell Health and Usage Best Practices for LowProfiles, SM S-Type Load Cells and Miniature WMC Load Cells
- Episode #7 Q&A with Brian and Elliot address incoming questions on what to do
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the material that is covered in these short clips. Today’s focus is about visual inspection and how to read a load cell label.
Visual Inspection of Your Load Cell
Visual inspection is critical for all load cells. The good news is that Interface provides quality-controlled inspection of all load cells before they leave our factory. If you are about to utilize a load cell that you have had on the shelf or has not been used for a while, visual inspection is an important first step. In this video, Brian highlights what to look for during your inspection:
- Thread damage
- Condition of the exterior load cell
- Noticeable wear from exposure
- Check for any rust
- Inspect connectors and pins
Watch I’ve Got a Load Cell – Now What? Begin with Visual Inspection
Upon your inspection, if you would like Interface to provide a detailed inspection and calibration service before you utilize an existing sensor, contact our services team.
How to Read Interface Load Cell Labels
In this short episode, we highlight how to read an Interface load cell label. Every device we manufacturer has essential information about the sensor detailed on the label. You will find the model number, capacity, serial number and often you find options and option codes that detail the exact sensor features. Labels can also provide output data from time of calibration. To get a complete run-down on what is on Interface labels, watch I’ve Got a Load Cell – Now What? Reading Interface Sensor Labels.
Looking for more videos or resources, be sure to go to Interface’s online support resources. You will find diagrams, installation manuals, technical and troubleshooting details, educational videos and more.
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