Day-in and day-out we have been using electronic scales or weighing machines. You go to any grocery store or a jewellery shop; the items are weighed using electronic weighing machines (Weighing balances are also used in situations where very high accuracy is not of paramount importance). But, have we ever given a thought on the mechanism of the electronic scales? At the heart of electronic scales or weighing machines is a sensor called load cell. These sensors sense the force (or weight) of the items and the electronic circuitry processes the sensors’ output and displays it on the indicator. Load cells are highly accurate transducers which provide the user with information not generally obtainable by other technology due to commercial factors. Usage of load cell is not limited to electronics scales; they are used load testing machines, industrial scales, flow-meters, etc., though we hardly ever come in direct contact with the load cells.