Model RLC Compression Load Cell

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Very high accuracy
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.

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

   RL technical manual (103kb)

   Data sheet (204kb)

A1 = 22.5
A2 = 22.5
The orientation of the cable exit with respect to the mounting holes may be different from the example shown in the drawing.
CD1 = 0.54''
CD2 = 0.20'' ±0.01''
CL1 = 0.9''
CL2 = 1.1''
Type Range D1 H D2 H2 PCD Top (Drilled for cap-head screw) Bottom (Mounting thread)
RLC00250 250kgf (551lbs) 3.15'' 1.10'' 0.63'' 0.16'' 2.64'' M6 M6, 0.47''
RLC00500 500kgf (1.1klbs) 3.23'' 1.10'' 0.67'' 0.18'' 2.68'' M6 M6, 0.47''
RLC01000 1000kgf (2.2klbs) 3.23'' 1.10'' 0.67'' 0.18'' 2.68'' M6 M6, 0.47''
RLC02500 2500kgf (5.5klbs) 3.94'' 1.26'' 0.98'' 0.24'' 3.27'' M8 M8, 0.47''
RLC05000 5000kgf (11klbs) 3.94'' 1.26'' 0.98'' 0.24'' 3.27'' M8 M8, 0.47''
RLC10000 10000kgf (22.1klbs) 4.57'' 1.54'' 1.46'' 0.28'' 3.78'' M8 M8, 0.47''
RLC15000 15000kgf (33.1klbs) 4.76'' 1.57'' 1.50'' 0.35'' 3.94'' M10 M10, 0.59''


Excitation/supply (acceptable)0 to 15V Temperature coefficient (zero) ±0.001% F.S. /F (typical)
Excitation/supply (calibrated)10V Temperature coefficient (span) ±0.001% F.S. /F (typical)
Output2mV/V ±10% Operating temperature range -4F to 140F
Zero balance±2% F.S. Compensated temperature range 14F to 104F
Bridge resistance350/700Ohms nominal Ingress protection (IP) 65
Linearity error±0.03% F.S. Over-range capacity 50%
Hysteresis±0.03% F.S. Major construction material Steel
Repeatability±0.03% F.S. Electrical termination 9.8ft (integral cable)

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.

RDP Electrosense
2216 Pottstown Pike
Pottstown, PA 19465
Tel: 610-469-0850
Tel: 800-334-5838
Fax: 610-469-0852