The LLB130 miniature load button from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology includes a USB output option, eliminating the need for amplifiers, filters, and multimeters. The output provides the ability to interface efficiently with a PC. Using metal foil strain gauge technology, the device comes in 5-50 lb, with a subminiature 0.38-in outside diameter. The load button cell is made of 17-4PH stainless steel. Applications vary from fully automatic production centers, measuring and controlling equipment, to precision mechanics, tool manufacturing, and apparatus engineering. The cell can be used in industry or the laboratory and is suited for use in restricted structures for both static and dynamic measurements.