Model RF Tension Load Cell

Stainless steel
High Range
Infinite resolution

A load cell or force sensor is a device which converts load or force into an electrical signal.

A tension load cell measures the tension force applied between the top and bottom mounting threads.

Care should be taken to ensure that the load sensor is not exposed to load or force in excess of its capability. The range of tension load cell selected should therefore be appropriate for the maximum force (including transient forces) that can be applied to it.

This series of transducer is a strain gauge type transducer and has a mV output which may require an amplifier. We can offer a variety of high quality, low noise and high precision strain gauge amplifiers.

How it Works - Strain Gauge Load Cell

Type D1 L1 L2
AL414 38mm 108mm See table
AL416 44mm 127mm See table
AL418 64mm 178mm See table
AL412 (75k & 100k lbs) 114mm 356mm See table
AL412 (150k & 200k lbs) 140mm 457mm See table

To order this product please specify range, type and thread size
Type Thread options 1/2-20 3/4-16 7/8-14 1-14 1-1/2-12 2-1/2-12 UN 3-1/2-8 UNF
L2 19mm 24mm 24mm 25mm 38mm 89mm 114mm
SLC-RF-002000 2000lbs (9kN) AL414 AL414          
SLC-RF-003000 3000lbs (13kN) AL414 AL414          
SLC-RF-004000 4000lbs (18kN) AL414 AL414          
SLC-RF-005000 5000lbs (22kN) AL414 AL414          
SLC-RF-007500 7500lbs (33kN)   AL416 AL416 AL416 AL418    
SLC-RF-010000 10000lbs (44kN)   AL416 AL416 AL416 AL418    
SLC-RF-015000 15000lbs (67kN)   AL416 AL416 AL416 AL418    
SLC-RF-020000 20000lbs (89kN)     AL416 AL416 AL418    
SLC-RF-030000 30000lbs (133kN)         AL418    
SLC-RF-050000 50000lbs (222kN)         AL418    
SLC-RF-075000 75000lbs (334kN)           AL412  
SLC-RF-100000 100000lbs (445kN)           AL412  
SLC-RF-150000 150000lbs (667kN)             AL412
SLC-RF-200000 200000lbs (890kN)             AL412


Excitation/supply (acceptable)0 to 15V (ac or dc) Temperature coefficient (span) ±0.01% rdg /C
Excitation/supply (calibrated)10Vdc Operating temperature range (minimum) -54C
Output2mV/V Operating temperature range (maximum) 121C
Bridge resistance350 Ohms Compensated temperature range (minimum) 16C
Linearity error<= 50k lbs = ±0.15% F.S.
>=75k lbs = ±0.2% F.S.
Compensated temperature range (maximum) 71C
Hysteresis<= 50k lbs = ±0.15% F.S.
>=75k lbs = ±0.2% F.S.
Deflection at full scale 0.1mm maximum
Repeatability±0.05% F.S. Over-range capacity 50% F.S.
ResolutionInfinite Major construction material stainless steel
Temperature coefficient (zero)±0.009% F.S. /C Electrical termination <= 50k lbs = Connector, mating part = PT0A-10-6S (or equivalent) (SEN1005)
>=75k lbs = Connector, mating part = MS3106A-14S-6S (or equivalent) (SEN1006)

Options and accessories


All dimensions and specifications are nominal. 20170119
Due to our policy of on-going development, specifications may change without notice. Any modification may affect some or all of the specifications for our equipment.
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