Model 13 Compression Load Cell

Stainless steel
Infinite resolution

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

A load cell should be mounted on a hard, flat surface. A compression load cell measures the force applied to the load button.

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 compression load cell selected should therefore be appropriate for the maximum force (including transient forces) that can be applied to it.

One particular feature of this transducer is its very small size

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 D2 H
250grams (2.5N) to 500grams (4.9N) 9.7mm 2.3mm 3.3mm
1000grams (9.8N) to 50lbs (222N) 9.7mm 2.3mm 3.3mm
100lbs (445N) to 250lbs (1.1kN) 12.7mm 3.0mm 3.8mm
500lbs (2.2kN) to 1000lbs (4.4kN) 19.1mm 6.4mm 6.4mm
The cable contains an in-line circuit board which cannot be removed
CL1 = 0.6m (nominal)
CL4 = 51mm (nominal)
Type * = shorter lead-time Range Output Over-range capacity Natural frequency Total weight Deflection at full scale Gauge type Bridge resistance
SLC13G0250 250grams (2.5N) 15mV/V (nominal) 400% F.S. 31kHz 1.1g 0.0015mm Semi 500 Ohms
SLC13G0500 500grams (4.9N) 15mV/V (nominal) 400% F.S. 39kHz 1.1g 0.0020mm Semi 500 Ohms
SLC13G1000* 1000grams (9.8N) 1.5mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 26kHz 1.1g 0.0013mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0005 5lbs (22N) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 34kHz 1.1g 0.013mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0010* 10lbs (44N) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 46kHz 1.1g 0.010mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0025* 25lbs (111N) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 69kHz 1.1g 0.010mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0050* 50lbs (222N) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 88kHz 1.1g 0.010mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0100* 100lbs (445N) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 71kHz 3.1g 0.010mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0250* 250lbs (1.1kN) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 86kHz 3.2g 0.013mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/0500* 500lbs (2.2kN) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 57kHz 10g 0.013mm Foil 350 Ohms
SLC13/1000* 1000lbs (4.4kN) 2mV/V (nominal) 50% F.S. 61kHz 10g 0.015mm Foil 350 Ohms


Excitation/supply (calibrated)5Vdc Operating temperature range (minimum) -54C
Zero balance±0.3% F.S. Operating temperature range (maximum) 121C
Linearity error±0.5% F.S. Compensated temperature range (minimum) 16C
Hysteresis±0.5% F.S. Compensated temperature range (maximum) 71C
Repeatability±0.1% F.S. Major construction material Stainless steel
Temperature coefficient (zero)±0.02% F.S. /C Electrical termination 1.5m (integral cable)
Temperature coefficient (span)±0.04% rdg /C    

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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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