Does anyone know of a good solution for measuring axial force in trapezoidal screw jack, like this: https://en.zimm.com/product-catalogue/screw-jack-ze-series/ze-r-trapezoidal-screw/ ?
Force magnitude is around 50 kN.
I can't measure with torque data from the electric motor, because the screw jack is set and then and then we don't need the motor anymore until the next setting.
I was thinking of a compression load cell under the housing of a screw jack, but I need something that also supports some side forces and most of the load cells need force that is perpendicular. I will also get some side forces, because the screw jack is mounted so that it moves horizontaly.
Any good recommendations and proposals will be useful.
EDIT: Added application sketch.