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Pillar compression load cells

Scotload’s pillar compression load cells are highly adaptable with robust construction making them suitable for use in hostile environments.

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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.

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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
Output signal mV/V 4-20mA
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:

  Wireless output
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
Safety factor IP66
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)


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Pillar compression load cells typical dimensions:

  Product code Load rating (tonnes) Weight (kg) A mm B mm C mm D mm E mm
100Te 7510-100 100 8.5 170 127 100 184 86
200Te 7510-200 200 18 215 163 126 210 112
300Te 7510-300 300 28 240 179 151 244 136
500Te 7510-500 500 75 320 248 216 320 196
700Te 7510-700 700 86 350 281 216 320 196
1000Te 7510-1000 1000 160 400 315 272 246 246

Available options:

  • 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.

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Accepted payment methods:

Scotload currently accepts the following payment methods over the phone

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