High precision pancake load cells
The pancake type force transducers are strain gauge based transducers. They consist of a sensitive element, the pancake, and a conical base allowing fixing on a cylinder head and guaranteeing a better rigidity of the sensor. Measuring ranges from 1.5kN up to 9000 kN.
They are characterised by mechanical compensation of transverse forces, which has the major advantage of increasing the life of the transducers by optimising and reducing the number of components, in particular the compensation resistors.