Watch and Learn

Our customers love our informative videos! We are constantly adding videos to help our customers setup their applications easily. Some videos explain how things work while others are testimonials from our customers.

Impact Force Measurement

What is the impact force from a hammer hitting an object? How much force can a person generate when hitting a solid object with a mallet? These are the questions that we try to answer by using our Impact Force Measurement solution with a data capture rate of up to 50 KHz! Loadstar Sensors' DI-1000UHS-10K offers a simple, easy to use USB signal conditioner that comes pre-calibrated with a load cell. The LoadVUE LV-1000HS-10K software allows a user to capture, display, log and plot the data on a Windows Computer, Notebook or Tablet PC.

nCounter

Loadstar Sensors' nCounter software can be used with any of our digital scales (iWeigh Digital Scales) to count parts or number of items in a container. Simply plug in our digital iWeigh Scale to your computer’s USB port, start nCounter software and start counting. The nCounter software offers a parts database where you can store piece weight details once and use it later to count that particular part again. nCounter can be used to count light-weight items that weigh just fractions of an ounce to heavy items that weigh thousands of pounds. nCounter - Piece Counting Made Easy!

iBite Bite Force Sensor

iBite - Digital Bite Force is a sensor that physicians, researchers, orthodontists and physical therapists doing post operative rehab can use to measure, track and follow progress of patients bite forces. The ready to use kit comes with the sensor, USB, WiFi or Bluetooth interface and software to display, log and plot data on any Windows PC or Tablet.

PunchSensor

Track peak punch forces and punches per minute with Loadstar Sensors' PunchSensor solution. You can also track your kicks and jabs in real-time in a graphical form. You can monitor your own progress as well as compare your performance data with other boxers and athletes. It is a very easy to set up and use because it is powered by and connects to a Windows PC or Tablet through a USB port. Make your punches count!

Punch Force Sensor as used in MythBusters
Boxing Training Kit

StockVUE - Inventory that Counts Itself!

StockVUE is an IoT solution that uses smart scales, smart shelves, smart bins for autonomous, real time, frictionless inventory management. It automatically weighs items placed in bins or containers using digital weight scales. Networked wireless scales upload data to a secure database in the Cloud. The application automatically counts the number of units of each item and generates alerts, daily reports & suggested orders to avoid stock-outs. Our solution uses smart scales, smart shelves, smart bins to monitor inventory autonomously across the globe and allow a user to access data from anywhere, anytime on any computer, tablet or smartphone. No need for any manual intervention or human data entry at all!

StockVUE - Brief Introduction
VMI Customer Testimonial
Setting up StockVUE Scales
Animal Health Care Customer Testimonial
How Does StockVUE Work?
The StockVUE Story
Manage your Inventory

Software

Loadstar Sensors provides easy to use software to display, log or plot sensor information easily on a Windows PC/Tablet. If custom features are needed, we will be happy to customize it for you for a nominal cost. If you are using an older version running on Windows XP or Windows 7, please upgrade to the latest version that support Win 8/10.

LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro

Our most popular software for single sensor applications. Display, unit conversion, logging, plotting, alarms, email and SMS features are all included. Please see our software page for all the different flavors of our software offerings.

SV-1000 SensorVUE

In addition to all the features supported in LoadVUE Pro software, SensorVUE allows you to zoom into the plot to look at areas of interest closely, place different parts of the software in different locations on the screen to create your preferred layout.

CV-1000 ControlVUE

ControlVUE enables a user to control external devices. User can control a USB Relay with one, two or eight channels to turn on/off a variety of 110V/220V (2 A) devices or to control a USB Stepper Motor's angular position and speed. 

Interfaces

Sensors generally are analog devices with either voltage (mV/V) or frequency or UART output. Sensor Interface devices enable a user to connect sensors to devices such as PCs, PLCs, Tablets, SmartPhones or dedicated LED/LCD displays. Loadstar Sensors provides a variety of interfaces that can connect to your sensor and offer either Analog outputs (0-5 VDC) to connect to a PLC or Digital Outputs (USART/UART, USB, XBee (802.15.4), WiFi or Bluetooth) to connect to a PC/Tablet/Smart Phone.  We even offer devices that can get data from your sensor and transport it to the Cloud for easy access through a web browser anytime, anywhere on any Internet connected device!

DI-1000U USB Interface: Quick Start Guide

How to use the DI-1000U to connect a resistive load cell to a PC or Tablet running Windows to display, log and plot data from a load cell or force sensor.

DI-100 Load Cell millivolt to USB Interface

The DI-100 Digital Load Cell Interface modules provide a simple, convenient method to convert existing milli-volt output load cells into PC friendly USB Load Cells!

AI-1000 Analog Interface: Calibrate & Use

How to Calibrate & Use the AI-1000 Load Cell Signal Conditioner with your resistive bridge type load cell

Analog 0-5V Output for use with PLCs

How to mate a Load Cell with an AI-1000 Analog Load Cell Signal Conditioner (analog low noise amplifier) with a 0. 5 to 4.5V Analog Output proportional to applied loads

DQ-1000U Low Level Indicator with Miniature Load Cell

This video shows a novel use of our DQ-1000U load cell interface to trigger an indicator. Based on the sensed load, the output voltage from the DQ-1000U can be configured pull high or low.

DI-1000ZP Wireless Load Cell Interface

The DI-1000ZP load cell interface converts the millivolt output from a conventional resistive load cell (or any mV/V type device) into a digital calibrated output and outputs the date via wired USB protocol or Wireless Zigbee protocol.

Displays

This video demonstrates the use of the Touch Screen Display to show the force measured by an S-Beam Load Cell connected to the DI-100U/DI-1000U USB Load Cell Interface.

Load Cell Applications

Digital sensors empower the user to display, log and plot sensor data on a computer, phone or display without any special electronics or software expertise. One can mix and match different sensors and even put together a complex control system where devices are turned on/off based on sensor levels.

Digital Load Cell Demo

Loadstar’s iLoad Pro Digital USB series of load cells provides unprecedented integration of sensing and measurement electronics to make it easy to measure, log and plot forces and loads directly on your PC with our LoadVUE software.

USB Load Cell with Analog & Digital Output

The iLoad TR Digital USB load cell is designed for applications requiring reduced sensitivity to off-center loading. These load cells offer direct measurement of load via the USB port of a PC. No need for signal conditioners, data acquisition systems or special software. Just connect and start measuring!

Capacitive Liquid Sensor

This video shows a unique non-contact level sensor that leverages our capacitive sensing technology to measure liquid levels in a container. This technique has been successfully used to measure solid levels (for example, powders) as well.

LVDTs & Force-Displacement Solutions

This video showcases our SensorVUE software solution for measuring force and displacement together. Multiple types of plots can be configured. An unlimited number of force and displacement sensors can be monitored by the software.

How to Build a USB Scale using DI-100U

This video shows how to build and calibrate a USB scale using Loadstar Sensors' DI-100U load cell interface and a single point load cell.

iSP String Pot USB Displacement Sensor

This video shows reading a string pot displacement sensor through the USB interface and SensorVUE software.

imPress Digital Pressure Sensor Demo

This video gives a quick overview of how one can connect a pressure sensor to a sensor interface to access data via USB, WiFI/BLE/Xbee protocols on a PC or Tablet. The SensorVUE application software enables display, logging, and plotting pressure data on Windows 7/8/10.

1 kg USB Scale with 0.1g Accuracy

Video of our 1 kg USB scale and software. This scale is accurate to 0.1g. The interface unit has an easy to use command structure. It is easy for the user to write his own software around the commands.

iLoad Mini Load Cell Demo

Loadstar Sensors iLoad Mini load cell is based on the same Capacitive Technology as the iLoad and iLoad Pro load cells. However, it differs in one important respect - the Mini outputs a square wave whose frequency is proportional to the applied load. The Mini, the smallest load cell currently offered by Loadstar Sensors, is a small circular sensor with a diameter of just 1.25 in. and is available with either a threaded stud or a load button on top of the load cell. It has three threaded holes on the bottom of the sensor to easily mount the load cell with commonly available hardware.

iLoad Pro Digital USB Load Cell Demo

The iLoad Pro digital load cell offers an integrated USB solution for meaasuring appied forces, weights or loads in a single low profile package. Optionally an integrated 0-5 VDC analog output simultaneously with the digital output is also available. It is available in 50 lb., 100 lb., 250 lb., 500 lb., 1000 lb., 2500 lb. and 5000 lb. capacities.

iLoad Pro Analog Load Cell Demo

This video shows you how the iLoad Pro Analog Load Cell works. When loads are applied to it, the output voltage varies between approx. 0.5 VDC to 4.5 VDC. You can directly feed this output voltage into your DAQ or PLC to measure applied forces. Works with tensile or compressive forces.

Customer Testimonials

Hear from our customers how they are using our sensors, inetrafces, software, and complete digital solutions.

Thermal Press International Testimonial

Thermal Press International Inc. uses Loadstar Sensors' RSB3 load cell to measure the forces applied by its thermo forming machines. The sensor information is used to control the applied pressure used to form plastic parts.

Dan Albert's Self Balancing Robot

Using Loadstar Sensors' iLoad Mini Sensors, Dan Albert has created CareIn, a self balancing robot, for elder care.

Sobec Corporation Testimonial

Sobec uses a Tank Weighing Solution from Loadstar Sensors (www.loadstarsensors.com) to create its innovative organic agricultural products to help farmers increase yields and quality of products. The easy to use USB load cells with the ControlVUE software allows Sobec to easily measure ingredients by weight and dispense finished products into drums for delivery.

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