On their way to a customer in the Czech Republic are 4 x 500N gear shifter load cells. These specialist load cells provide measurements in both X and Y directions, having been instrumented with two strain gauge bridges mounted at 90º to each other. They are supplied with an external amplifier housed in a die-cast aluminium enclosure to give +/-10 VDC output. Designed for use in automotive clutch/gear testing apparatus, these load cells are fitted in-line with a gear shifter and produce an output depending on the direction of the force. The measurements recorded over time can be used for fatigue analysis and/or evaluation purposes prior to a product being released for general production.