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.

    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.

    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.

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