Loadstar Sensors launches DS-3000 Series display and controller to work with award winning load cells

September 9, 2008

The DS-3000 Series interface device for the iLoad Series load cells offers integrated control & display functions at a reasonable price point.


Loadstar Sensors Inc. of Fremont, California has launched a new family of displays that are built to work seamlessly with its successful line of load cells. The new DS-3000 four channel display is an integral device that incorporates display and controller functions combined into one. A user can connect up to four iLoad series load cells and view individual and/or total loads in three different units: Kilograms, Pounds and Newtons. Additionally, a user can interface via USB uplink to plot/chart the data to a PC. Optional relay outputs allow users to activate relays based on load limits in order to control up to 2 external devices.

The DS-3000 provides many key features in order to simplify the process of building a load measurement system:

  • Accepts input from up to four iLoad series load cells
  • Automatically sums loads from all connected load cells
  • View individual load cell readings
  • Display resolution 0.01 - 999.9
  • Display units include Kilograms, Pounds or Newtons
  • Optional Lithium-Ion Polymer battery for backup
  • Optional wireless: Bluetooth or IEEE 802.15.4
  • Allows connectivity to PC using USB uplink
  • Optional relays control up to 2 external devices
  • 4-Digit LED display with 0.56 inch tall digits for easy readability

DS 3000

"The new DS-3000 simplifies the measurement and display of loads and outputs the data directly to a personal computer's usb port," says Div Harish, Co-Founder & CEO of Loadstar Sensors, Inc. "For users who need to plot and chart the data we offer LoadVUE software that allows users to log to a Microsoft Excel data file. Moreover, a user can create intelligent load based applications with the included relays that can be turned on or off at specified pre-set loads."

For more information about the DS-3000, please visit www.loadstarsensors.com or call 510-623-9600.

About Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive sensors for automotive, aerospace, medical device, industrial and consumer applications. We currently sell capacitive load (force/weight) sensors that offer high sensitivities in an easy to use, mechanically robust, low profile package. We partner with leading OEMs to incorporate load sensors into mass market products where existing load measurement solutions were neither reliable nor economically feasible.