With the multi-sensor configuration, it is possible to obtain accurate readings under mildly eccentric loading conditions as the sensors are read individually.
The readings from the individual sensors are averaged and when used in conjunction with a calibration factor, supplied with each cell, allow the applied load to be calculated.
In multi-strand anchors it is therefore possible to tension the strands uniformly by monitoring the load in each sensor as appropriate.
The abutment plate (provided locally) is normally made to suit specific site requirements and load distribution plate pairs (supplied by Geosense) should be used to minimise eccentric loading and provide a smooth parallel bearing surface and evenly spread the load to the cell. These should be inserted between the load cell and the anchor head.