Tension Link Load Cells

tension link load cellsTension link load cells are the go-to option for many tension applications including, but not limited to; Crane scales, pull testing, high wind structure testing, equipment rigging, and safety load monitoring.  Made from alloy steel or stainless steel, Load Cell Central’s tension link load cells are ready for even the harshest environments.  If cost is a concern, nickel and zinc plated alloy steel models are available for the best value between cost and environmental protection. All our models are IP67 and suitable for outdoor use.  Custom versions of these tension load cells can be hermetically sealed to IP68 specifications for ultra-wet environments.  Call us for help in designing a custom submersible tension link for your application.  More information can be found on our submersible load cells page.


Versatile tension Link load cell. 1,000 kg - 120,000 kg


Crane overload limiting clamp-on load cell.


Wireless tension link load cell / crane scale. 10K lb - 150K lb.


Low-profile dynamometer tension link load cell. 0.5 t - 100 t.


Clamp-on crane overload limiting load cell / crane scale.


Load shackle load cell. 1 t - 400 t.


Submersible tension link load cell / crane scale.


Wireless load shackle. 12 t - 400 t.

When paired with shackles and one of our indicators, signal conditioners, or load cell amplifiers, our tension link load cells are ready to interface into your existing system, or new application.

Our tension links are available with a wide variety of options, from submersible to custom outputs like 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC, RS232, RS485, USB, and more!

With our 24/7 technical support, you can be sure our sales technicians are available to take your call at all hours.  Load Cell Central will assist in improving efficiency and reducing downtime.

What is a tension link load cell?

A tension link load cell is one of the many different kinds of load cells available on the market today. A tension link load cell is an internal strain gauge load cell that has been designed specifically to provide users with quick and accurate measurements of tension or pulling force on a cable, wire, chain, strap, or rope. They have been designed to be mounted directly to the side of the cable you are measuring, these types of load cells do not require any additional mounting hardware.


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