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What is an S Type Load Cell?


What is an S Type Load Cell?

“S type” load cells are just one of the many different force/load cells we have available from our key suppliers, Vishay and Zemic.

Unlike other typical load cells they take their “S type” name from their shape, as you can see from the picture to the right, although occasionally some people do prefer the term “Z type”

The capacities of the S type load cells we can offer vary from 25kg up to around 30 tonnes primarily using metal foil strain gauge technology. They are a successful choice for applications as they provide accuracy and have compact design features. Installation using rod ends or load buttons mean that S type load cells give excellent performance in both tension and compression applications.

Popular Applications for S Type Load Cells

S type load cells are primarily used for mechanical-to-electronic scale conversions but are also used for many other different applications; here are some of the more popular applications for S type load cells that we have come into contact with.

  • Hanging scales
  • Hopper scales
  • Dynamometer testing machines
  • Crane scales
  • Tank weighing
  • Mechanical overload protection
  • Structural performance testing
  • Material strain testing
  • Industrial control/ feedback
  • Industrial food processing

Advantages of S Type Load Cells.

  • S type load cells are very versatile and because of this they have many advantages;
  • High endurance
  • High capacity and low capacity options
  • Suited for both tension and compression applications
  • Compact designs; suitable for tight environments
  • Also available in imperial capacities and dimensions
  • Option of ATEX approval
  • Available in both alloy and stainless steel options
  • S Type Load Cells from Variohm

The S type load cells that we offer can be found on the load cell section on our website. Many of these offer OIML and NTEP approval. Datasheets are available to view for all of the load cells on our website.

Contact us for more information on our S type load cells: sales@variohm.com or +44(0)1327 351004.

For more information please contact: Email: sales@variohm.com Tel:+44 (0) 1327 351004 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564


Article date: 12 / Apr / 2017

What is an S Type Load Cell?

Published by: Variohm EuroSensor

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