Scotload’s pillar compression load cells are highly adaptable with robust construction making them suitable for use in hostile environments.
Manufactured from high tensile stainless steel, each load cell is designed with a domed loading top cap to greatly reduce the effect of offset loads.
The load cell cable is fitted with an integral connector to allow for on-site mating and removes the need for handling large lengths of cable whilst positioning the load cells.
We provide an in-house calibration service up to 1700 tonnes, traceable to national standards, as well as a customised design service to suit specialised requests. We also maintain a range of stock available to buy or hire and ready for immediate dispatch.
Download Scotload's pillar compression load cell data sheet.
Features and benefits of pillar compression load cells:
- Robust construction
- Long design life
- Highly accurate
- Fully welded and hermetically sealed
- Compatible with SmartLoad® Centre of Gravity system
Cabled pillar compression load cell typical specifications:
|mV/V output||mA output|
|Rated load||As required||As required|
|Proof load||150% of rate load||150% of rate load|
|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||-20oC to +60oC||-20oC to +60oC|
|Storage temperature||-30oC to +80oC||-30oC to +80oC|
|Cable connection||Gland or connector||Gland or connector|
|Cable length||5m as standard||5m as standard|
|Electrical connection||4 core||2 or 3 wire|
|Recommended excitation voltage||10V||N/A|
|Maximum excitation voltage||15V||N/A|
|Recommended supply voltage||N/A||24V|
|Maximum supply voltage||N/A||30V|
|Bridge resistance||700 Ohm||N/A|
|Sensitivity||1.5mV/V - 2.0mV/V nominal||N/A|
Wireless pillar compression load cell typical specifications:
|Rated load||As required|
|Proof load||150% of rate load|
|Non-linearity||< ± 0.15% of full scale|
|Non-repeatability||< ± 0.05% of full scale|
|Zero balance||< ± 0.05% of full scale|
|Environmental protection||As required|
|Operating temperature||-20oC to +60oC|
|Storage temperature||-30oC to +80oC|
|Output signal||Wireless (input signal mV/V)|
|Data logging||In interface|
|Battery type||3 x D|
|Active battery life||Up to 500 hours|
|Standby battery life||Up to 1700 hours|
|Telemetry frequency||2.4Ghz ISM|
|System range||Up to 350m|
|Sampling rate||10Hz (500Hz max)|
Pillar compression load cells typical dimensions:
|Product code||Load rating (tonnes)||Weight (kg)||A mm||B mm||C mm||D mm||E mm|
- Available with SmartLoad® technology
- Cabled or wireless
- Hazardous area Zone 0, 1 and 2
- Subsea - with ROV / diver matable connectors
- Bespoke design
- Optional loading cap
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.
Accepted payment methods:
Scotload currently accepts the following payment methods over the phone