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Compression Load Cells

Featured Compression Load Cells

S-type 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.

Vessel, Hopper, Silo Scale Load Cell - SPWE

Vessel, Hopper, Silo Scale Load Cell - SPWE

The SPWE is an integrated load cell and mount designed for vessel weighing applications. It can accept a 3 degree off axis angle and remain accurate. Low profile design makes it ideal for existing applications where headroom is limited.

Scale Foot Load Cell - SFLC

Scale Foot Load Cell - SFLC

Easily convert a table, platform, hopper, tank, or conveyor into a scale by replacing the machinery feet with Scale Feet load cells.

Thru Hole Load Cell - VCD

Thru Hole Load Cell - VCD

3" O.D. and capacities from 2,000 to 50,000 lb the model VCD Donut Shaped Load Cell features a smooth thru-hole design perfect for applications which require the load structure to pass directly through the cell.

Double Ended Shear Beam Alloy Steel - DES1

Double Ended Shear Beam Alloy Steel - DES1

For use with our Duramount 7-S3 Mounts, our double ended beam load cell DES1 is well suited for hopper and tank weighing applications.

Mini-Gram Beam - SLCB/LCBF

Mini-Gram Beam - SLCB/LCBF

The SLCB and LCBF are engineered to measure very low forces while maintaining a 0.1% full scale non-linearity and hysteresis.

Double Ended Beam Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed - DESX

Double Ended Beam Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed - DESX

Interchangeable with 65016W, 65016WH, the DESX load cell is well suited for outdoor and washdown areas.

Double Ended Beam Load Cell - RVSC

Double Ended Beam Load Cell - RVSC

The RVSC load cell is designed for multiple load cell applications such as medium to high capacity bin, silo, and hopper weighing applications.

Single Point Load Cell - GCB3

Single Point Load Cell - GCB3

GCB3 low profile off-center load cell is designed for weighing platforms, hanging scales, bench scales, and many other low capacity scale applications.

Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed Single Point Load Cell- STSP1

Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed Single Point Load Cell- STSP1

The STSP1 stainless steel load cell is designed for harsh environments and high accuracy applications, with a combined error of 0.017% FS it is the most accurate load cell of its type on the market.

Hermetically Sealed Bending Beam - HBBG

Hermetically Sealed Bending Beam - HBBG

The HBBG load cell is designed for harsh industrial applications such as food, chemical, & pharmaceutical industries.

Single Ended Bending Beam - SBSA

Single Ended Bending Beam - SBSA

The SBSA is designed for multiple load cell applications such as medium and low capacity vessel weighing applications and bagging scales.

Stainless Steel Canister - PSCG

Stainless Steel Canister - PSCG

The PSCG is a hermetically sealed, stainless steel compression type canister load cell. Its linearity, rugged design, and resistance to off-axis loading errors.

Single Point Load Cell - KCBH2

Single Point Load Cell - KCBH2

Load Cell Central's KCBH2 single point load cells are designed for use in commercial platform scales and precision weighing machines, such as bagging machinery, conveyor scales and medical scales with capacities from 100kg to 1,000kg.

Single Ended Shear Beam - LCS9

Single Ended Shear Beam - LCS9

The LCS9 is designed for industrial floor scales, barrel scales, or low and medium capacity vessel weighing applications.

Stainless Steel Shear Beam - LCS11

Stainless Steel Shear Beam - LCS11

The LCS11 is stainless steel and has a welded seal, ideal for harsh wash-down and corrosive environments such as in the food and chemical industries.

Alloy Steel Low Cost Compression Load Cell - SWCM

Alloy Steel Low Cost Compression Load Cell - SWCM

The SWCM versatile precision pancake load cell is designed for compression loads in materials testing, force calibration of presses, and many technical and industrial compressive force measurement applications.

Stainless Steel Single Point Load Cell - GCB3

Stainless Steel Single Point Load Cell - GCB3

The GCB3-SS low cost, low profile off center* load cell is designed for harsh environments it is manufactured from stainless steel and sealed to IP67.

Through Hole Load Cell - TCD

Through Hole Load Cell - TCD

2" O.D. and capacities from 250 to 10,000 lb the TCD through hole load cell features a thru-hole design perfect for applications such as fastener testing, or measuring clamping forces

Load Washer Load Cell - RCD

Load Washer Load Cell - RCD

1" O.D. and capacities from 50 to 500 lb the RCD miniature donut shaped load cell features a through-hole design perfect for applications which require the bolt / fastener to pass directly through the load washer load cell.

S-Type Load Cell - XTS4

S-Type Load Cell - XTS4

Load Cell Central's XTS4 S-type load cell is a versatile unit designed for use in either tension or compression. Constructed of a plated alloy steel, the combined error including the effects of non-linearity and hysteresis is less than 0.02% of the load cell's capacity.

Universal Shear Web - SRP4

Universal Shear Web - SRP4

Pancake compression and tension load cell model SRP4 has unlimited uses for industrial applications. Mounting using the outer bolt hole circle, the cell is center-loaded in either direction. Compression load button available.

Submersible S-Type Load Cell - HRS

Submersible S-Type Load Cell - HRS

The HRS hermetically sealed 17-4 stainless steel load cell is submersible to 95psi and can be used in both tension and compression.

Stainless Steel Dual Stud Tension & Compression - HTC

Stainless Steel Dual Stud Tension & Compression - HTC

Load Cell Central's HTC Dual Stud Mount load cell is supplied with a stud at each end for easy in-line mounting in ranges from 50 lbs. through 10,000 lbs.

Rod-End Load Cell - RELC-T

Rod-End Load Cell - RELC-T

Load Cell Central's RELC-T rod-end load cell is a versatile unit designed for use in either tension or compression. Designed to attach directly on hydraulic cylinders.

Miniature Load Cell - RSTC

Miniature Load Cell - RSTC

Load Cell Central's RSTC universal miniature load cell is a versatile sensor designed for use in either tension or compression.

Submersible Load Cell - DSLC

Submersible Load Cell - DSLC

The DSLC submersible load cell is capable of depths to 300', designed for measuring tension or compression loads in subsea applications.

Universal Load Cell - LPSW-B

Universal Load Cell - LPSW-B

Load Cell Central's universal shear web load cell model LPSW-B is ideal for structural and materials testing, and force measurement applications.

Single Point Load Cell - ESP4

Single Point Load Cell - ESP4

The LCC-ESP4 single point load cell is designed for electronic bench and platform scales, medical scales, and any application where a low profile load cell design is a must.

S-Beam Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed - XLS2-HSS

S-Beam Stainless Steel Hermetically Sealed - XLS2-HSS

Load Cell Central's XLS2-HSS is a stainless steel and hermetically sealed S-Type load cell which can be used in either tension or compression applications.

Stainless Steel Tension & Compression Load Cell - UCLD

Stainless Steel Tension & Compression Load Cell - UCLD

Load Cell Central's UCLD is a stainless steel and hermetically sealed canister load cell which can be used in either tension or compression applications. Applications include but are not limited to tensile testing, crane scales, vessel weighing, and batching processes.

Miniature S-Type Load Cell Tension & Compression - JRS1

Miniature S-Type Load Cell Tension & Compression - JRS1

The JRS1 miniature S-Type load cell has female threaded holes for easy in-line mounting in ranges from 2.5 through 500 newtons (0.5 to 112 pounds)

Premium S-Type Load Cell Tension and Compression - JQRT

Premium S-Type Load Cell Tension and Compression - JQRT

Load Cell Central's JQRT premium S-type load cell is designed for the test measurements market. The load cell is constructed of aluminum in the lower capacities 50 to 1,000 pounds, and capacities from 2,000 to 5,000 pounds are stainless steel.

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.

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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