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Tension Load Cells

The term “tension load cells” can be used to refer to many different types of load cells. Tension load cells are used across many industries as a way of monitoring tensile loads, weight and force. They are available in different shapes and sizes which makes them well suited to a variety of applications.

Tension load cells are designed for demanding environments making them well suited to applications in automation and robotics.

Tension load cells are part of our product range here at Variohm. We have a comprehensive range of load cells which come from our trusted partners.

Tension Load Cell Types

All our types of tension load cells can be found on our website. Our most popular categories include;

Shear beam and bending beam load cells – well suited to tension and compression applications.

Single point load cells – known for their ability to accept off-centre loads, mainly used in scales.

S-type load cells – take their name from their shape, used for hanging loads.

Compression load cells – most load cells can be referred to as compression load cells.

Miniature load cells – small, making them suitable for applications with limited space.

Pancake load cells – have a low profile making them suitable to space restricted applications.

Tension Load Cell Applications

Tension load cells are used in any application which involves a tensile load. Applications which use tension load cells include;

  • Tensile testing
  • Materials research
  • Mooring force measurement
  • Tensile load, weight and force measurement
  • Rope and wire tension measurement

As well as the more generic load cell applications which include;

  • Various types of scales
  • Onboard weighing
  • Medical applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Marine applications

Find out more about our Load Cell applications by reading our blog post Load Cell Applications.

Tension Load Cells from Variohm

The tension load cells within our portfolio offer easy installation, IP ratings to protect them from the environment. OIML and NTEP approvals where required, high accuracy and extreme durability.

Take a look at all of our load cells on our website. Please contact us for more information or to discuss your application.

Article published on: 17/03/2021