Compression Load Cells

Compression Load Cells vs. Tension Load Cells

Compression load cells are categorized by the way the sensor deflects when experiencing strain.  A tcompression load cell is bent or compressed as opposed to a tension load cell which is pulled apart. Canister, beam, shear web, single point, and pancake are examples of compression-type load cells.  No matter how specific or unique your application is, Load Cell Central can provide stock items off the shelf or design custom load cells to meet your needs.

Model SPWE

Model SPWE

Low profile, vessel, hopper, silo weighing load cell.

Model SFLC

Model SFLC

Hermetically sealed scale foot load cell.

Model VLPA

Model VLPA

Subminiature button load cell. 25 lb to 1000 lbs.

Button Load Cell (XBD)

Button Load Cell (XBD)

Miniature button type load cell. 100 lb - 50K lb.

Model RVSF

Model RVSF

Versatile, alloy steel, double-ended beam load cell.

Model LPSWC-B

Model LPSWC-B

High accuracy shear web load cell. 300 lb - 200K lb.

Model VCD

Model VCD

3" O.D. thru hole load cell. 2K lb - 50K lb

Model DES1

Model DES1

Double-ended shear beam load cell.

Model SLCB / LCBF

Model SLCB / LCBF

High accuracy mini gram load cell.

Model DESX

Model DESX

Stainless steel, hermetically sealed, double-ended beam load cell.

Model RVSC

Model RVSC

Versatile, alloy steel, double-ended beam load cell.

CTD

CTD

Low profile, miniature load cell. 10 lb - 1K lb.

Model DTC

Model DTC

Miniature canister load cell.

Model GCB3

Model GCB3

Low profile, off-center single point load cell.

TCT1

TCT1

Low capacity, universal, miniature load cell. 2.5 lb - 100 lb.

Model ESP4

Model ESP4

Economical, low profile, single point load cell.

Model STSP1

Model STSP1

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, single point load cell.

Model HBBG

Model HBBG

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, bending beam load cell.

Model SBSA

Model SBSA

Single ended bending beam load cell.

Model PSCG

Model PSCG

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, canister load cell.

Model KCBH2

Model KCBH2

Moment compensated, single point load cell.

Model LCS9

Model LCS9

Single ended shear beam load cell.

Model LCS11

Model LCS11

Stainless steel shear beam load cell with welded seal.

Model SWCM

Model SWCM

Versatile precision pancake load cell. 2.5K lb - 45K lb.

Model DTB

Model DTB

Miniature, button type, canister load cell.

Model GCB3-SS

Model GCB3-SS

Economical, low profile, moment compensated load cell.

Model PCD

Model PCD

1.5" O.D. thru hole load cell. 100 lb - 2K lb

Model TCD

Model TCD

2" O.D. thru hole load cell. 250 lb - 10K lb

Model RCD

Model RCD

1" O.D. miniature load washer. 50 lb to 500 lb

Model XTS4

Model XTS4

Versatile alloy steel s-type load cell. Low to medium capacity.

Model SRP4

Model SRP4

Universal pancake load cell. 100 lb - 50K lb.

Model HRS

Model HRS

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, submersible s-type load cell.

Model HTC

Model HTC

Stainless steel dual stud mount load cell.

Model RELC-T

Model RELC-T

High capacity rod-end load cell.

Model RSTC

Model RSTC

Universal miniature load cell.

Model DSLC

Model DSLC

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, submersible load cell

Model LPSW-B

Model LPSW-B

Universal shear web load cell. 300 lb - 100K lb.

Model XLS2-HSS

Model XLS2-HSS

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, s-type load cell.

Model UCLD

Model UCLD

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, canister load cell.

Model JRS1

Model JRS1

Miniature s-type load cell.

Model JQRT

Model JQRT

S-type load cell.

When describing types of load cells, the term “compression” refers to the way the unit detects weight when converting force into electrical output. There are many types of load cells that fall under the compression category, including canister, beam, pancake, miniature, single point, and thru-hole load cells. No matter the size, function, output level or special feature, Load Cell Central has the complete inventory and custom manufacturing capabilities to meet your compression load cell needs.

Compression Load Cells and Compression/Tension Load Cells

Compression load cell technology is widely used in a range of industrial and technical applications. A compression load cell frequently features a low profile button or circular design that works excellently in conditions where both lateral and overhead space is limited. Models often have features such as threaded ends for easier installation and access to pre-existing applications. Certain compression load cells, such as our DTC miniature canister load cell, are also ideal for portable applications.

Compression load cells can be integral to applications in which the cell is required to carry the load from tension to compression and from compression to tension. Other examples of compression load cell applications include material testing, testing force calibration of presses and measuring industrial compressive force.

For more information on how tension load cells work, please read our white paper titled Load Cell and Strain Gauge Basics.

Wire comparison between strain gauge load cells for tension and compression force

Load Cell Central Custom Solutions and Comprehensive Services

Our reputation as an industry leader stems from more than two decades providing load cell manufacturing and custom weighing system integration. We specialize in custom electronic weighing systems that are expertly manufactured to efficiently and effectively match your application requirements. We also provide interchangeable replacement load cells, custom compression load cells, and weighing assemblies for specialty applications.

At Load Cell Central, we stand behind every product we make with unmatched customer service and support. As designers, manufacturers and retailers, we’re able to offer unbeatable value in high-quality load cells. We also provide comprehensive services including NIST traceable load cell calibration, load cell gaging and industrial load cell repair.

Give us a call at 1-800-LOADCEL or contact us online today! Our knowledgeable team will help assess your requirements and guide you to the most cost-effective solution.

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