Load Cells are classified into the following shapes:

It is important to use the load cell with the capacity and structure appropriate to the position where it will be used.

Example 1)
Single point load cells are often used for ordinary (small to medium sized) scales. The load point of the single point load cell is placed under the center of the weighing pan.

Example 2)
For industrial scales such as tanks and hoppers, beam and column load cells are normally used. One or multiple load cells may be necessary, but when using multiple load cells, the load applied onto each load cell should be even.

Example 3)
“S” load cells are typically used for tension measurements.