Phidgets KIT4007_0 Weighing Scale Kit
This convenient kit contains three micro load cells of different strengths and an aluminum shell that can be assembled into a simple weighing scale. The top and bottom of the aluminium shell is installed on either end of the load cell, which creates shear force in the load cell when an item is placed on the surface of the scale. The force measured is proportional to the weight of the item, so with proper cailbration you can calculate the weight. See our guide on Calibrating Sensors for more details.
Load cells require a power source and produce a very small voltage differential when under strain. In order to read this signal, an amplifier or a board with a high-precision analog-to-digital converter is required.
Load cells can typically withstand weights up to 150% of their specified measurement range without damage, but the 780g cell has thin joints where the two halves of the cell are attached, and it is vulnerable to bending or breaking if loaded above 780g. Take care to avoid overloading this load cell.
Comes Packaged with:
- 1x Weighing Scale Aluminium Shell
- 1x Hex Key
- 4x 12mm Screws (M4)
- 1x FRC4114_0 - Micro Load Cell (0-780g)
- 1x FRC4115_0 - Micro Load Cell (0-5kg)
- 1x FRC4116_0 - Micro Load Cell (0-25kg)
- Material: Aluminium, anodized coating
- Length: 156 mm
- Width: 156 mm
For characteristics of the included load cells, please visit the section of their respective product pages:
- FRC4114_0 - Micro Load Cell (780g)
- FRC4115_0 - Micro Load Cell (5kg)
- FRC4116_0 - Micro Load Cell (25kg)
Mechanical Drawings KIT4007_0
3D Step File KIT4007_0