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Compression Load Cells

S-type load cellsWhen 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.

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Featured Compression Load Cells

The featured compression load cells in our inventory include:


  • Vessel Hopper, Silo Scale Load Cell – It features an integrated load cell and mounted design for vessel weighing applications.
  • Allow Steel Low Cost Compression Load Cell – This pancake type cell is excellent for compression loads in material testing, force calibration and compressive force measurement.
  • Single Point Load Cells – This is ideal for accurate readings in low profile, off-center loads in a variety of commercial and industrial weighing systems. Some models are available in stainless steel casings and/or are hermetically sealed for all weather use.


Load Cell Central also carries a diverse selection of Canister, Beam/Bending Beam, Button Type, Thru Hole Type, Rocker Column Type and Cap Check Compression Load Cells.

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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