Bolt-On Load Cells | Bolt-On Strain Sensors

Applied Measurements bolt-on load cells are designed to be attached to structures to measure the strain imposed by loading. The most common use of the bolt-on load cell in to weigh the contents of large silos and hoppers containing aggregate, cement, sugar, coal and animal feed products.

For accurate and repeatable results it is necessary to achieve a minimum loading of 2,500 lbs per square inch (lb/in²) of supporting leg cross sectional area.

To check whether bolt-on sensors are suitable for your vessel we have created the calculator below.  Simply enter the following 3 variables:

  1. The maximum amount of material that the vessel holds (in lbs)
  2. The cross sectional area of one supporting leg (in in²)
  3. The number of legs supporting the vessel

Strain (lbs/in²) = Weight / (Cross-Sectional Area * Number of Legs)

Note: Due to the availability of on-site support our bolt-on load cells are only available for sale if the installation site is within the UK.

We have considerable experience in the specification and installation of bolt-on systems and would be pleased to discuss your application and advise on its suitability for this technology.  Please call us on 0118 981 7339, email us via, or use our contact us page.

To support the bolt-on load cells we offer a comprehensive range of analogue and digital instrumentation to provide a complete weighing system.