I want to use a load cell to get the weight of potatoes on a conveyor belt of a harvester. They currently use a 250lbs load cell, but I am willing to use as low as a 50kg load cell. I want the whole system to cost up to $200 with a load cell, amplifier and interface that can export the information to Python. A package of everything included would be ideal.
I was looking into (50kg mini load cell) https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/micro-load-cell-50-kg.html with the (interface) Phidgets PhidgetBridge Wheatstone Bridge Sensor Interface (w/ Enclosure) and will export the information to Python.
If anyone can provide information into this problem and/or provide a solution that would be appreciated.