In various industries, it is becoming increasingly necessary to measure and computerize the weight (mass) of products in order to improve quality and productivity, and to reduce costs. The computerized data is often used for inspections and aggregate calculations.

Inside instruments (systems) that measure mass, load cells function as sensors that convert physical force into electrical signals. These electronic signals are then manipulated and finally the results are displayed on monitors for computers or other devices, or printed and saved.

Load cells are used for quick and precise measurements. Compared with other sensors, load cells are relatively more affordable and have a longer life span.