LCA20 loadcell amplifier

LCA20 Loadcell Amplifier

The LCA15 has been redesigned to become the LCA20 taking advantage of new technology to improve performance and increase functionality. The LCA20 can be used in any application that used the LCA15. The two amplifiers have the same external appearance and dimensions. More information can found in the LCA20 data-sheet.

The LCA15 is no longer available after the 1st September 2014.


New Range For The F300

The standard ranges for the F300 sideload rejection loadcell have been extended up to 400kN (40tonnef). More information can be found in the F300 data-sheet.

F300 Axial Loadcell


F330 low range loadcell

F330 Low Range Loadcell

The F330 is the latest addittion to our ever increasing range of loadcells. It is a fatigue rated, high stiffness loadcell for low range force measurement. More information can found in the F330 data-sheet.


Standard Product Prices Held For 2014

The prices of all standard products are being held at 2012 levels for another year. Current prices for all our products can be obtained from our sales department. We are happy to provide written quotations for your requirements. Quotations are usually sent within 24 hours.


New DSC USB loadcell Digitiser

A new version of the DSC USB has been launched. The DSC USB is a compact, high performance digital signal conditioner with USB connectivity aimed at applications, which require high-accuracy measurement with traceability. More information can be found in the DSC USB data-sheet.

New DSC USB Loadcell Digitiser with laptop


New Engineering Application Sheets

Three new Engineering Application Sheets have been added to the Technical Information section and some existing sheets have had additional information added.The links below cover the new sheets and the main changes.

 
E000 - Index of Available Subjects
E018 - High Temperature Specification Loadcells
E019 - Loadcells For The Vacuum Environment
E034 - F328 Low Force Universal Loadcell
E036 - F300 Sideload Rejection Loadcell
E037 - F320 Moment Rejection Cantilever Bracket

F329 Deci-Newton Loadcell

The latest addition to our loadcell range is the F329 Deci-Newton loadcell, an axial low force loadcell. The F329 is a specialist force measurement device with a rated load of 0.1N (10gf). More information can be found in the F329 data-sheet.

F329 Deci-Newton Loadcell


STEP Files Available For All Standard Loadcells

To meet the increasing demand for product information we have made available STEP files to ISO 10303-21 for all our standard loadcells and fittings. These can be accessed from a button in the Additional Information section on the loadcell data-sheets. Clicking the button will take you to the relevant section of the STEP file index. Right click on the link to download the STEP file. Left click on the model number button to view (or return to) the product data-sheet. The exact steps to complete the download will depend on the browser that you are using. If you left click on a STEP file link some browsers will open them as a text file.


Two New Loadcell Types launched

Novatech's virtual office.

Novatech's virtual office.

We have launched two new loadcells, the F300 Sideload Rejection Loadcell and the F320 Moment Rejection Cantilever Bracket loadcell.

These two new loadcell types offer superb extraneous load rejection for the most common forms of extraneous loads found in everyday loadcell applications. When correctly applied to complex force systems, the extraneous load rejection properties of these loadcells are such that error analysis/correction could be considered unnecessary in the majority of everyday force measurement loadcell applications. The very small residual quantified errors and their characteristics are detailed within two new engineering sheets, allowing corrective processing of measurement data or just simply the calculation of maximum measurement uncertainties.

More information can be found in the F300 and F320 data-sheets.There are links on the data-sheets to engineering sheets and product outline drawings.


Novatech's 40th Birthday

We will be forty years old on 5th June 2012. From a few basic cylindrical loadcells in the early years our loadcell design and manufacture has developed into a product range of 50 loadcell families with a strong bespoke capability for producing custom designs for customers.


Novatech's virtual office.

Virtual Office

Our office in the Second Life® virtual world at slurl.com/secondlife/Clear/139/27/110 has been open for over four years now. It has developed as the virtual world has has gained new features. The display boards are actively linked to this website now so the information is always up to date. Drop in anytime and see how it is developing. You can get a free Second Life® account that will allow you to explore the virtual world.


Our Smallest Loadcell to Date

The F259-Z4041 is the smallest loadcell that we have manufactured to date. It is 10mm in diameter and 3.8mm high, the picture shows the loadcell on a UK five pence coin. The loadcell has a rated load of 25kgf (250N) in compression and is sealed to IP65.

This loadcell is used for a precision optical lens polishing application. If you have an application that requires a very small loadcell our engineering department will be happy to discuss your requirements.

F259-Z4041 Miniature Compression Loadcell


T24 telemetry system C

T24-SYSC Set-up Wheel Loadcell Telemetry System

The T24 Set-up Wheel Loadcell Telemetry System is a high precision loadcell data acquisition sytem operating on the 2.4GHz band. It can be used with existing F256 set-up wheel loadcell systems as a replacement for TR150/200 loadmeters. More information can found in the T24-SYSC data-sheet. This data-sheet has links to other data-sheets for individual modules and an engineering sheet.


T24-ACMi/SAe Miniature Loadcell Telemetry Data Acquisition Unit

This miniature loadcell data acquisition unit provides high performance wireless measurement of loadcell outputs. Providing direct mV/V input and 5V bridge excitation for up to 4 load cells. The unit can be controlled by other T24 products such as the handheld displays or a base station. More information can be found in the T24-ACMi/SAe data-sheet.

T24 Miniature Loadcell Telemetry Data Acquisition Unit


T24 telemetry modules

T24 Loadcell Telemetry System

The T24 telemetry system is a high precision loadcell data acquisition sytem operating on the 2.4GHz band. This system can be used with any of our loadcells. More information can found in the T24-SYS data-sheet. This data-sheet has links to other data-sheets for individual modules and an engineering sheet.


New Ranges For The F308

The standard ranges for the F308 have been extended down to 5kgf (50N). Ranges up to 50kgf (500N) now have improved performance. More information can be found in the F308 data-sheet.

F308 Axial Loadcell


F328 Low Force Universal Loadcell

F328 Low Force Universal Loadcell

The latest addition to our loadcell range is the F328 an axial low force universal loadcell with quantified extraneous load and moment rejection. More information can be found in the F328 data-sheet.


ICA6H Loadcell Amplifier

ICA6H Loadcell Amplifier

This miniature loadcell amplifier is the latest addition to our range of small amplifiers. Designed for use with strain gauge loadcells it has a bi-polar ±10V output for use with bi-directional loadcells even though it is powered from a uni-polar supply. More information can be found in the ICA6H data-sheet.


Engineering Application Sheet E017 - Lifting With Loadcells - Safety

We have added a new engineering sheet on the safe use of loadcells in lifting applications. You can read more about Lifting With Loadcells - Safety in the Engineering Sheet section.


Measurement of Small Forces in Deep Water

We have supplied a 1kgf (10N) loadcell to the USA's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project that involved measuring forces under water at pressures up to 600bar. You can read more about the project.

Project Update: This loadcell has now been in service for 4 years and is still providing reliable data.


Calibration Range Extended

Recent modifications to one of our calibration rigs has extended the calibration range from 1000kN to 2000kN (100 to 200tonne) in compression. Please contact our sales department if you would like a quotation for your calibration requirements.


F327 Canister Loadcell

The F327 canister loadcell is a new product for 2009. With IP67 sealing and ranges between 10kN and 1000kN (1 and 100tonne) it is ideally suited to force measurement applications in harsh conditions.

The F327 data-sheet gives the full product specification. As with all our loadcells we are happy to quote for custom variations to the F327. We can also supply it calibrated in other force or weight units.

Please contact our sales department for pricing information.

F327 Canister Loadcell


Engineering Sheet For The F312

An engineering sheet is now available for the F312 custom shear pin loadcell. This provides help in specifying the requirements of a custom shear pin for a specific application.


MicroNewton Force Measurement

Novatech Measurements have undertaken a major development programme to design a low range force transducer with the ultimate goal of resolving forces down to 1 microNewton. We have launched a new web site to deal with very low force measurements at www.micronewton.co.uk .


Pushrod Loadcell

F204-Z3541 Pushrod Loadcell

The pushrod loadcell was designed in conjunction with a motorsport company as a direct replacement to their standard rod end bearing. More information can be found in the provisional data-sheet.


Loadcell Hire Service

We have launched a new loadcell hire service. If you only make occasional force measurements hiring may be more cost effective than purchasing a loadcell. Details of our hire service can be found at our loadcell hire web site or you can contact our sales department to discuss your requirements.


Loadcell Modulus Compensation Up To 250°C

We have been granted a UK patent for the modulus compensation technique that we use for the best performance at high temperatures. Please contact our sales department if you would like more information on high temperature loadcells.


TR150 Loadmeter

TR150 Portable Loadmeter

The TR100 battery powered loadmeter has been replaced by a new loadmeter with improved performance. More information can be found in the TR150 data-sheet.