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Load cells in tyre modelling

Load cells in tyre modelling

When you’re developing a new product design, CAD and CAE methods can save a lot of time and effort and also improve the quality of the end product.

Except if you are in the business of making tyres. According to an article in DPA (Design Products and Applications), the ability to model tyre performance is less advanced. However, Jaguar Land Rover  have developed methods to generate sufficient real world data for reliable tyre modelling.

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Using load cells for bite analysis

Using load cells for bite analysis

One story that caught our eye this month was the simulated 100m race between swimmer Michael Phelps and a great white shark. Programmes on the Discovery Channel celebrating Shark Week 2017 also highlighted an innovative experiment to measure the force of a great white shark’s bite.

Previous measurements had put the bite force at 6000N. By creating a shark prey-shaped mould mounted with load cells and encouraging the shark to take a bite, the team measured a bite force of 10,000 N. This is the equivalent of a car hitting a wall at over 160km/h. In a similar style experiment for Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” program, researchers measured the bite of an alligator at nearly 1,800lbs.

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Load cells and dementia: detection, and monitoring in the home

Load cells and dementia: detection, and monitoring in the home

Dementia affects over 850,000 people in the UK, and 42,000 of them are aged under 65. It’s a disease that is often hard to first diagnose, and as it progresses, involves major changes in lifestyle and care requirements.

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. It a disease of the brain and can be of varying types, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or frontotemporal dementia.

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Tracking your COG: how load cells help golfers improve their swing

Tracking your COG: how load cells help golfers improve their swing

After a week of birdies, eagles, condors and bogeys, the PGA Golf Championship in Charlotte NC is ending this weekend (13th August). No doubt athletes and players will be returning home with video of their performances to analyse and improve their game.After a week of birdies, eagles, condors and bogeys, the PGA Golf Championship in Charlotte NC is ending this weekend (13th August). No doubt athletes and players will be returning home with video of their performances to analyse and improve their game.

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Load cells and big data: opportunity knocks

Load cells and big data: opportunity knocks

As business people, big data is nothing new. As part of our everyday work practices, we collect, analyse and create gigabits of data every day without even thinking about it. Big data is simply the data we collect from every available point, as frequently as possible, and use to give a holistic picture of our activities.

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Optimum packaging using load cells

Optimum packaging using load cells

Multi-purchase packaging. It’s a big deal for online retailers. How can they maximise the packing of various irregular shaped objects and reduce the amount of empty box space, yet deliver the goods in optimum condition?

A new dimensioner system developed in the US might have the answer. The Cubiscan combines an infrared scanner and multiple load cells to accurately capture the weight and dimensions of any object, from lightweight poly-bagged clothing to paint rollers and ski poles.

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Load cells at the centre of rubbish recycling

Load cells at the centre of rubbish recycling

We’ve probably all thought it at some stage - why can’t we use non-recyclable waste as fuel, rather than just dumping it into landfill?

A new plant in Derbyshire aims to do just that, by generating green electricity from household rubbish. The Sinfin site in Derby will feature a mechanical biological treatment plant, a recycling plant and a new gasification system to create energy from waste process. Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS) in a joint venture between Renewi and Interserve Group plc, the plant aims to divert up to 98% of household residual waste from landfill. 

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“Load cell braking delight”; enter the world of sim racing

“Load cell braking delight”; enter the world of sim racing

Ever wanted to race around a track like Lewis Hamilton, but don’t have the multi-million pound budget, F1 car or years of training and experience? Then sim racing is for you!

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Getting social with load cells - the Season continues

Getting social with load cells - the Season continues

Load cells crop up in applications used in a variety of special events throughout the year. Here are some more load cell appearances on the social calendar we can look forward to in the coming months.

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Accurate every time: the importance of load cell calibration

Accurate every time: the importance of load cell calibration

Load cell calibration is essential to ensure accurate readings from first use to last.

What is load cell calibration?

Calibration compares the accuracy of a load cell against a recognised national or international standard.  Load cells can be calibrated:

  • on initial delivery
  • as part of a regular maintenance programme
  • after hires or loans
  • when moved from one project or application to another
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Holiday projects for kids using load cells

Holiday projects for kids using load cells

At the Load Cell Shop, we love discovering new and innovative ways clients use our load cells in a huge range of professional and commercial applications. We’re also conscious of the need to train and educate the engineers of the future, and how building fun projects at home using load cells can help spark their interest.

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Load cells 101: what load cell types are best for your project?

Load cells 101: what load cell types are best for your project?

Load Cell Types Guide

There are many different types of load cells, so how do you know which one is the right one for your requirements? Take a look at our guide below to find the ideal load cell for your project.

 

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Da Vinci to Pizzas: Load Cells in Robotics

Da Vinci to Pizzas: Load Cells in Robotics

Load cells have a surprising number of varied uses, from enabling environmentalists to weigh large animals in the wild to safety testing for spaceship parachutes. With new technological advances being introduced at breakneck speed, it’s no wonder that load cells have found their way into the development of all branches of technology, including robotics.

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Best foot forward; On Your Feet Britain

Best foot forward; On Your Feet Britain

It’s official; sitting is the new smoking. Our sedentary behaviour (SB) is endangering our health, increasing our risk of chronic conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, varicose veins, osteoporosis, dementia and depression. Yikes!

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Tennis Player-Surface Interaction: Load Cells Measure the Strain

Tennis Player-Surface Interaction: Load Cells Measure the Strain

The summer tennis season is almost here, with players battling for top prizes at the French Open, the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg, the ATP Bavarian International Tennis Championships and the ATP Aegon Queens Club Championships.  All of those will test the stability of footwear to the max.

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The Social Season for load cells

The Social Season for load cells

The hard-won victory by the Dark Blues of Oxford in the Cancer Research UK University Boat Race marks the official start of The 2017 Social Season. This calendar of quintessentially 'must-attend' British events may be associated with high society, but  it’s surprising how often load cells are helping make these elegant society events happen!

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Keep it clean: load cells in mucky places

Keep it clean: load cells in mucky places

Load cells can be found at the heart of many processes, many of which are not ideal for precision instruments! The issue is always to protect your load cells whilst keeping the working environment around them clean and safe for employees. If you’re using load cells for weighing applications, it’s particularly important to keep the scale area free of debris and dust, to ensure accurate weighing.

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Load cells to monitor hangers on Manchester’s newest rail bridge

Load cells to monitor hangers on Manchester’s newest rail bridge

It may only be 300 metres long, but Britain’s latest stretch of rail track across the River Irwell in Manchester will make a massive difference to rail journeys in and out of the city. The £320m Ordsall Chord project  will link Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria stations for the first time.

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Letting you down gently: load cells and parachute testing

Letting you down gently: load cells and parachute testing

If there is one device that really does need testing, it’s the parachute that returns spacecraft back to earth with a gentle bump (or more usually, splash.)

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Load cells work swimmingly in calculating drag

Load cells work swimmingly in calculating drag

Elite swimmers find water a drag. They know that the resistance that water exerts on their body is affected by several factors including their physical size, swimming speed and their swimming style stroke rate. However. calculating this resistance, known as drag, has always been difficult.

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