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Tension Load Cells

S-type load cellsTension load cells are categorized by the way the sensor deflects when experiencing strain.  A tension load cell is pulled apart, rather than pushed.  Imagine the force on a tow rope.  This rope is experiencing a tension force.  Tension Links, S-Type load cells, Crane Scales, Canisters, and Pancakes are examples of load cell types that can measure tension forces.  No matter how specific or unique your application is, Load Cell Central can provide stock items off the shelf, or custom load cells to meet your needs.

 

 

Tension Link - DCL10

Tension Link - DCL10

Load Cell Central's versatile LCC-DCL10 Tension Link load cell is designed for use in harsh environments. Employed in a wide variety of lift tests, towing tension, cable tension, crane scale, hoist scale, and tensile testing systems.

Crane Overload Limiter Clamp-On Load Cell - DLWS

Crane Overload Limiter Clamp-On Load Cell - DLWS

The DLWS load cell is designed to clamp onto a static cable / wire rope allowing for a simple way of detecting overload conditions on a crane, hoist, or winch.

Load Pin - CLP Series

Load Pin - CLP Series

Load Cell Central's versatile CLP Series load measuring pins can be used in hoist, cranes, overload limiters, shackles, and hydraulic cylinders. Load cell pins are custom made so they replace an existing pin with little or no modifications needed to the existing equipment.

Wireless Tension Link Load Cell / Crane Scale - WL-CTL2

Wireless Tension Link Load Cell / Crane Scale - WL-CTL2

The WL-CTL2 wireless tension link load cell is ideal for weighing and lifting applications such as with cranes, hoists, and winching, that may not lend themselves to standard cabled load cells--- where the cable could get damaged or where it may not be safe to be close to the load cell during a lift.

Low-Profile Dynamometer Load Cell - DCL12

Low-Profile Dynamometer Load Cell - DCL12

Our lowest profile dynamometer tension link load cell. The lifting eyes are rotated 90 degrees from one another giving the dynamometer another axis of movement which is essential for swaying loads.

Load Shackle Load Cell - STLC

Load Shackle Load Cell - STLC

Our load shackle load cells are built using industry standard Crosby™ shackles. Ideal for winching, rigging, and mooring applications, they can be installed in any in-line pulling application to measure the forces being applied to the load pin sensor.

Wireless Load Shackle - WL-STLC

Wireless Load Shackle - WL-STLC

Our wireless load shackles have a range of up to 600 meters (clear line of sight). Built using industry standard Crosby™ shackles makes it ideal for lifting, hoisting, and winching applications.

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.

Tension Load Cells and Compression/Tension Load Cells

Tension load cells are used commonly in overhead crane applications.  We provide clamp sensors, like our DLWS, for the dead-end of crane wire ropes in order to measure the load without impacting the amount of headroom a crane operator has to work with.  These systems are often used to a limiter switch for shutting down a crane that is experiencing an overload.  This is done by using a small load cell controller that has programmable setpoints.  These devices switch on and off a small voltage that is typically used as logic for a larger relay capable of powering down the entire crane.

We also offer tension link load cells, like our CTL2 or DCL10, for use above the hook of the crane.  These applications are simpler and easier to install, but do result in a loss of headroom between 12" to a few feet.  Some of these applications use wireless technology to get the information to the crane operators, workers on the ground, or to one of our many wireless receivers capable of providing logging, analog output, serial output, printing, or relay outputs.

Load Shackles are another valid solution for some applications where a dead end is not available and where headroom is of the utmost importance.  These function similarly to a tension link load cell, but save headroom at the cost of accuracy.

The simplest solution is to use a crane scale.  Crane scales have started to include more features than in previous years, but they traditionally are a simple S-Type or Double Ended Shear Beam, inside a housing with a display attached.  They allow calibration and zeroing like other indicators.  Some include wireless technology and removable batteries.

 Tension load cells are also used for material testing, vessel weighing, and safety applications like supporting platforms for bridge painting.

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