The load cell PC46 is ideally suited for applications such as bench scales, small platform scales and medical scales where the PC42 load cell is too small and the model PC60 is too large.
The Model PC46 like many platform load cell, has a dual beam mechanical design. Each load cell is manufactured using an optimised complex machining process. This ensures that there will be no measurement error when the load is placed off centre, eg in a corner of a platform.
A platform scale can easily be constructed using this load cell. You simply have to mount the load cell between two steel or aluminium plates up to 400 mm square, securing the bottom plate to the threaded holes in the underside of the load cell (cable entry end) and the top plate to the threaded holes on the upper face (opposite cable entry end). The load cell then has to connected to a suitable display or readout.
The PC46 platform load cell can be supplied with an optional ATEX approval for use in hazardous gas areas – Zones 0, 1 , 2, 20, 21 & 22 . The PC46 load cell is fitted with a 6 core shielded cable as standard.