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Mantracourt launches new, improved load cell amplifier

15 June 2014

Mantracourt's LCA20 load cell weight indicator is a digital signal conditioning amplifier for multiple or single load cell applications, offering one-pass calibration and fast set-up.

The versatile LCA20 load cell weight indicator offers options of three programmable digital inputs, including auto tare, peak hold and reset. In addition, it provides two relay outputs for control or alarm functions and is now able to support up to ten 350ohm load cells. Other features include a simplified digital set-up via PC, ten-point linearisation and the provision of measurement speeds of 10 or 80 samples/second.

The LCA20 provides both RS232 and RS485 options for digital communications (including set-up) and can support label or ticket printers. Furthermore, the LCA20 is enabled with an easy one-pass calibration and fast set-up procedure.

The LCA20 supports Mantrabus 1 and 2, Mantra ASCII 2 and Modbus RTU protocols. It is housed in a RoHS compliant enclosure and is environmentally sealed to IP65/NEMA 4. DIN rail or PCB module versions are also available. 

The LCA20 also caters to existing LCA15 users in that it features a full LCA15 emulation mode. The LCA20 shown in the photo has the transparent lid option.

Load cell amplifier assures robot stability
Mantracourt's ICA2 load cell amplifier is being used within the design of 'Mantis', a hexapod robot, designed and manufactured by Micromagic Systems Robotics. The Mantis is an all-terrain machine that stands 2.8m high, weighs nearly tw tonnes and can be manually piloted or remotely controlled via wireless.

Mantracourt’s ICA range of miniature strain gauge signal conditioners offers a high performance strain gauge amplifier in miniature OEM format. The range is suitable for fitting inside load cells to provide 4-20mA and 0-10V outputs.

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