In medical applications, monitoring fluid input and output is a common requirement. Although it is performed frequently, high precision is required for patient monitoring. FUTEK has developed a complete system to weigh intravenous (IV) or saline bag fluids. The LSB200 Miniature S-Beam Load Cell provides the sensing capability to measure the tensile force applied to the IV bag as fluid is added. The solution involves attaching the IV bag to the load cell through a tension hook. Additional FUTEK instrumentation including IPM650, IHH500, USB Solutions, or CSG110 amplifier allows streaming the results to digital and/or handheld display and a computer.
For more information about applying FUTEK’s LSB200 for saline bag weighing, click here.