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.

SPWE

SPWE

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

SFLC

SFLC

Hermetically sealed scale foot load cell.

VLPA

VLPA

Subminiature button load cell. 25 lb to 1000 lbs.

XBD

XBD

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

RVSF

RVSF

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

LPSWC-B

LPSWC-B

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

VCD

VCD

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

DES7

DES7

Double-ended shear beam load cell.

SLCB/LCBF

SLCB/LCBF

High accuracy mini gram load cell.

DESX

 DESX

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

RVSC

RVSC

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

DTC

DTC

Miniature canister load cell.

CTD

CTD

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

TCT1

TCT1

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

GCB3

GCB3

Low profile, off-center single point load cell.

STSP1

STSP1

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, single point load cell.

ESP4

ESP4

Economical, low profile, single point load cell.

SBSA

SBSA

Single ended bending beam load cell.

HBBG

HBBG

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, bending beam load cell.

PSCG

PSCG

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, canister load cell.

KCBH2

KCBH2

Moment compensated, single point load cell.

LCS11

LCS11

Stainless steel shear beam load cell with welded seal.

LCS9

LCS9

Single ended shear beam load cell.

SWCM

SWCM

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

DTB

DTB

Miniature, button type, canister load cell.

GCB3-SS

GCB3-SS

Economical, low profile, moment compensated load cell.

TCD

TCD

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

RCD

RCD

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

PCD

PCD

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

XTS4

XTS4

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

SRP4

SRP4

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

HRS

HRS

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

HTC

HTC

Stainless steel dual stud mount load cell.

RELC-T

RELC-T

High capacity rod-end load cell.

RSTC

RSTC

Universal miniature load cell.

DSLC

 DSLC

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, submersible load cell

LPSW-B

LPSW-B

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

XLS2-HSS

XLS2-HSS

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

UCLD

UCLD

Hermetically sealed, stainless steel, canister load cell.

JRS1

JRS1

Miniature s-type load cell.

JQRT

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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