Tension and Compression Load Cell - S Type

Tension and Compression Load Cell - S Type

Capacity ranges

  • 5kN
  • 10kN
  • 20kN
  • 50kN


Test machines, calibration of test machines both in tension and compression, load measurement for process control, measuring the load applied in presses, small tanks and silos, hanging scales.

Design Features

The standard design incorporates a design in the form of a letter S which is suitable for both tension and compression forces, metric threads are standard, UNF threads are available, negating the need for extra plates.

High accuracy throughout the range of 0.05% rated output. The S20 model is manufactured in stainless steel and the design incorporates a welded seal to IP68 making it suitable for the toughest environment conditions. Model range of four capacities offering 5kN through to 50kN


These load cells can be supplied with a factory works calibration certificate traceable to national standards or a UKAS or NPL calibration certificate. They can also be supplied tested and ready for calibration by the customers preferred test laboratory.


Cable plug connections for display/data logger Ball seat fittings
Platens with spherical seats
Rod eye bearings for tension

Technical Specification

Rated output 2.0mV/V ± 0.1%

Linearity ± 0.05% of rated output

Non repeatability ± 0.05% of rated output

Zero Return (30min) ± 0.05% of applied load

Zero balance ± 2% of rated output

Operating temperature -30°C - +90°C

Compensated temp’ -10°C - +40°C

Temp’ effect on output ± 0.04% of applied load/°C

Temp’ effect on zero ± 0.007% of rated output/°C

Safe overload 150% of rated capacity

Ultimate overload 300% or rated capacity

Excitation recommended 10V AC or DC

Excitation maximum 15V AC or DC

Input impedance 400 Ω nominal

Output impedance 350 Ω nominal

Insulation resistance >5 GΩ at 50 V DC

Construction Stainless steel

Environmental IP68

Cable (standard) 5m x 6 core screened