Model RLC Compression Load Cell

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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 (206kb)

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 = 13,6mm
CD2 = 5,05mm ±0,15mm
CL1 = 22mm
CL2 = 27mm
Type Range D1 H D2 H2 PCD Top (Drilled for cap-head screw) Bottom (Mounting thread)
RLC00250 250kgf (2,5kN) 80mm 28mm 16mm 4,0mm 67mm M6 M6, 12mm
RLC00500 500kgf (4,9kN) 82mm 28mm 17mm 4,5mm 68mm M6 M6, 12mm
RLC01000 1000kgf (9,8kN) 82mm 28mm 17mm 4,5mm 68mm M6 M6, 12mm
RLC02500 2500kgf (24,5kN) 100mm 32mm 25mm 6,0mm 83mm M8 M8, 12mm
RLC05000 5000kgf (49kN) 100mm 32mm 25mm 6,0mm 83mm M8 M8, 12mm
RLC10000 10000kgf (98kN) 116mm 39mm 37mm 7,0mm 96mm M8 M8, 12mm
RLC15000 15000kgf (147kN) 121mm 40mm 38mm 9,0mm 100mm M10 M10, 15mm


Excitation/supply (acceptable)0 to 15V Temperature coefficient (zero) ±0,002% F.S. /C (typical)
Excitation/supply (calibrated)10V Temperature coefficient (span) ±0,002% F.S. /C (typical)
Output2mV/V ±10% Operating temperature range -20C to 60C
Zero balance±2% F.S. Compensated temperature range -10C to 40C
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 3m (integral cable)

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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.
RDP Electronics Ltd
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United Kingdom
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