Is everything getting smaller, or is it just me?
At LCM Systems, we have seen an increase in the sales of our smaller and miniature products. Take a look at this example of one of our Custom Designs. Here, we were asked to design load cells that were required to be installed within a chain stopper on a oil service platform. These chain stopper load cells were to be designed as a retrofit solution, so we had a limited space available for the load cells. Our design engineers went to work on the project. Normally a compression load cell of this capacity would be at least 3-5 time higher to achieve what we would normally expect as a reasonable load cell accuracy. Fortunately, the accuracy requirements for this application were not quite as rigid as we would normally work to. Installed over 10 years ago, these small load cells are still working well.
We also have standard products such as our S-type load cells, that have been specifically designed to fit where space is at a premium. But it’s not always so easy to fit all the technology into such a small space. It requires meticulous attention to detail and first class engineering skills. It’s for this reason that we often have to charge a premium for many of our smaller products.
They may be small, they may be expensive but buy from LCM Systems and you can rest assured that they work!