Model RLU Tension/Compression Load Cell (Universal Load Cell)

Low cost
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. Tension/compression load cells measure the force applied to the centre threads of the load cell.

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/compression load cell (universal 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 (202kb)

CD1 = 0.5''
CD2 = 0.20'' ±0.01''
CL1 = 0.9''
CL2 = 1.1''
Type Range D1 H PCD Top (Drilled for cap-head screw) Centre thread
RLU00250 ±250kgf (±551lbs) 2.95'' 0.98'' 2.24'' 6 X M6x1 M10x1.5
RLU00500 ±500kgf (±1.1klbs) 2.95'' 0.98'' 2.24'' 6 X M6x1 M10x1.5
RLU01000 ±1000kgf (±2.2klbs) 3.54'' 0.98'' 2.60'' 6 X M8x1.25 M12x1.75
RLU02500 ±2500kgf (±5.5klbs) 3.54'' 0.98'' 2.60'' 6 X M8x1.25 M12x1.75
RLU05000 ±5000kgf (±11klbs) 5.51'' 1.77'' 4.53'' 8 X M10x1.5 M24x3.0
RLU10000 ±10000kgf (±22klbs) 5.98'' 1.77'' 4.88'' 8 X M12x1.75 M36x4.0


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 balance2% 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