Taking the load
Load cells have a wide array of industry applications including agricultural, inventory management, oil/gas, medical, construction, robotics, and many more.
TyTek were approached by a healthcare supply chain management provider. They had developed the first truly automated healthcare replenishment system, engineered to remove caregivers entirely from inventory processes associated with current technologies.
They needed sensitive strain gauge load cells to detect even the slightest change in weight in the inventory bins for their system to function properly.
We supplied them with finely tuned, highly sensitive load cells to automatically identify supply usage as it occurred, communicating to Materials Management for timely replenishment.
The market for load cells is anticipated to expand over the next five years and is expected to reach approximately $1.75bn by 2024.
This growth is driven by rising investments in industrial automation technologies and its increasing use in automotive assembly lines, logistics, construction, and metal and mining industries.
As we have seen in our own example, the market also forms an integral part of industrial weighing scales, weigh platforms, weighbridges, tensile testing machines, and dynamometers.
By measuring and managing product usage in near real time, TyTek’s load cell technology allowed our client’s supply decisions to be made proactively rather than reactively.
This meant that shifts in demand were easily recognized and responded to. In turn, it reduced service interruptions, allowing their healthcare workers to focus on patient care.
The booming requirement for load cells in the aerospace and defence, oil and gas, bulk material handling, and automotive industries are some of the factors that are driving market growth.
North America is a developing regional load cells market. The rising demand for load cells in the aerospace and defence, oil and gas, medical and healthcare sectors are anticipated to drive this regional market in the near future.
If you require a load cell solution TyTek will show you the weigh to go.