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Tension load cells

Scotload’s tension load cells are easy to install and offer a highly accurate method of measuring tensile loads.

Suitable for lifting, process weighing and general measurement applications and an effective alternative to load shackles, our tension load cells are available in three main types:

  • Flat plate
  • S or Z beam
  • Column tension load cells

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Benefits of tension load cells:

  • Easy to install
  • Sealed against dust and water
  • High performance
  • Robust and compact

Tension load cells typical specifications:

  mV/V Output mA Output
Rated load As required As required
Proof load 150% of rated load 150% of rated load
Cable connection Gland or connector Gland or connector
Cable length 5m as standard 5m as standard
Non linearity < +/- 0.15% of full scale  < +/- 0.15% of full scale 
Non repeatability < +/- 0.05% of full scale < +/- 0.05% of full scale
Zero balance < +/- 0.05% of full scale < +/- 0.05% of full scale
Environmental protection  As required As required
Safety factor As required As required
Operating temperature range  -20oC to +60oC -20oC to +60oC
Storage temperature range -30oC to +80oC -30oC to +80oC
Output signal mV/V 4-20mA
Electrical connection 4 core 2 or 3 wire
Recommended excitation voltage  10V x
Maximum excitation voltage 15V x
Recommended supply voltage x 24V
Maximum supply voltage x 30V
Bridge resistance 700 Ohm x
Sensitivity 1.5mV/V-2.0mV/V nominal  x

Wireless available with external interface

How long will it take to dispatch?

Most of our stock is already in stock, available for immediate dispatch. Larger capacity load cells will often take around 2-3 weeks until dispatch. If you need it sooner than this, please contact us for more information – an express service is available.

What is the range of your wireless system?

With SmartLoad®, you can achieve 350m (direct line of sight) using our wireless handset. If you need more than this, SmartLoad® also offers a range of transmitters and receivers to enable you to receive load out information well over 3000m. And if you need further than this, our wall mounted display also offers output via Ethernet, meaning you can essentially relay this information anywhere on the globe with an internet connection.

What connections does SmartLoad® have?

None. Our system is fully wireless (we do have wired version which are not SmartLoad® variants). That being said, these can be connected to either a PC or wall mounted display (options) which offers a range of standard connections you can utilize.

Is a calibration certificate supplied?

Yes – a full calibration certificate is supplied, valid for 1 year from date of issue 

Do I have a warranty with my load cell?

Yes – a standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty is included. For extended warranty packages, please contact us for more information. 

Is it shipped with batteries?

For UK orders, yes. For orders overseas, we recognize that often the batteries will actually delay being processed in customs and therefore we do not ship these with batteries. If you would like these however, please state this and we will ensure they are shipped along with your load cell.

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Accepted payment methods:

Scotload currently accepts the following payment methods over the phone

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