S-Type Load Cells

An S load cell is a readily available and economical solution for force and weight measurements in the industrial, commercial, or medical fields.  Load Cell Central’s S-Type load cells come in many varieties.  Suitable for use in tension or compression and available in materials like aluminum, alloy steel, and stainless steel, our S-Beam load cells are ready for any environment.

Force measured: Universal
Capacity: up to 20,000 lb
Common uses: hanging scales, suspended vessel weighing.


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


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


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


Miniature s-type load cell.


S-type load cell.


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

With standard capacities as high as 20,000 lbs and as low as 50 lbs, our S-Type load cells are a good fit for most low or medium capacity applications.  These load cells, such as our XTS4, come standard with an integral cable or with a connector and custom cable assembly with our JQRT.  Custom cable lengths are also available.  For even the most specific and demanding requirements, Load Cell Central can and will provide the ideal S-Beam for your needs.

Load Cell Central’s S Beam load cell is used in many applications ranging from the tank, hopper, or vessel applications often associated with batch weighing, to crane scales or weighing suspended platforms like truck scales.

Hardware for S type load cells is in stock and ready to ship.  With a complete selection of rod ends, eye bolts, spherical load buttons, thread adapters, isolators, wire rope cable assemblies, and eye nuts, Load Cell Central will make sure you are provided with an optimum setup for your S-Beam system.

When coupled with any of our electronics, our S load cells become a valuable resource for your system, integrating seamlessly into your everyday processes.  Load Cell Central’s s beam load cells will reduce downtime, improve efficiency, and increase profits.  Included with all sales is our 24/7 technical support that won’t leave you hanging.  We take great pride in our pre-sale consultation and after-sale support.

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What is an S-type load cell?

An S-type load cell (S-beam) is a type of transducer designed to convert force into an electrical signal and is used in tension and compression applications. The name S comes from the shape of the beam in the load cell, called the sensing element, which gives us the name of the S-type load cell.

How do you use an S-type load cell?

Like other load cells, the S-type load cell sensor helps to measure different forces, including but not limited to weight, tension, and pressure, using various electrical principles and methods. You can typically find S-type load cells being used with cranes, lifting, shackles, tension eye bolts, and rod ends.


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