The load cell model PC60 was developed for use in large, inexpensive platform scales. Typical applications include belt weighing, check weighing and bag filling. Other applications also include overhead rail weighing, dispensing and pallet scales as well as industrial applications, such as the overload protection of lifting devices used in the handling and conveying of paper and steel products.
The Model PC60 like many platform load cells, 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 600 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 has to connected to a suitable amplifier or display/readout which can be calibrated to read the correct weight value.
The PC60 platform load cell can be supplied with an optional ATEX certificate for use in hazardous areas. The PC60 load cell is fitted with a 6 core shielded cable as standard.