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    In-Line Column Load Cell | High Capacity | DBCL

    Low Diameter, Adaptable and Ideal for High Force Applications
    DBCL High Capacity In-Line Column Load Cell
    Lead Time
    6 - 8 weeks
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    3D CAD models available

    At a Glance

    • Capacities: 0-1te up to 0-150te
    • Output: 1.5mV/V
    • Environmental Protection: IP66
    • Submersible Versions Available (IP68)
    • Special Capacities To 1500te+
    • Tough Marine and Underwater Submersible Versions Available
    • High-Pressure Water Jet Protection as Standard – For use in Most Industrial Environments
    • Optimise Signal Integrity and Reduce Noise – With our Integrated Signal Conditioning Options


    Applied Measurements DBCL high capacity in-line column load cell is suitable for the measurement of tension and compression and are ideal for high force applications where a device with a low diameter is required.

    The DBCL load cell is sealed to IP66 as standard and manufactured from stainless steel.  Optionally we can increase the sealing to IP68 for tough marine and offshore applications where submersion depths of 6500 metres or more can be catered for if required.  Integrated signal conditioning is also available with the choice of various analogue and digital outputs.

    Our standard DBCL high capacity in-line column load cell design is available in capacities up to 150 tonnes, however, we can supply much larger versions on request.  To date the largest custom high capacity in-line column load cell we have supplied had a capacity of 1500 tonnes!

    Please contact our Applied Measurements expert sales team using the form in the sidebar if you require a special version of any description and we will be please to assist you.

    Technical Specifications

    Rated Capacity (RC)tonnes0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-5, 0-7.5, 0-10, 0-20, 0-30, 0-50, 0-75, 0-100, 0-150
    Operating ModesTension/Compression / Tension & Compression
    Sensitivity (RO)mV/V1.5 (nominal)
    Zero Balance/Offset±%/Rated Output<2.0
    Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression±%/Rated Load<0.1% typical
    Accuracy±%/Rated Load<0.20
    Non-Linearity±%/Rated Output<0.20
    Hysteresis±%/Rated Output<0.20
    Repeatability±%/Rated Output<0.10
    Temperature Effect on Zero±%/Rated Output/ ˚C<0.010
    Temperature Effect on Sensitivity±%/Applied Load/ ˚C<0.010
    Bridge ResistanceOhms1te: 350Ω , 2 to 50te: 700Ω , 15 to 150te: 1400Ω
    Insulation ResistanceMegohms>5000 @ 50Vdc
    Excitation VoltageVolts AC or DC10 recommended (2-15 acceptable)
    Operating Temperature Range˚C-20 to +70
    Compensated Temperature Range˚C-10 to +50
    Storage Temperature Range˚C-20 to +70
    Safe Overload% of Rated Capacity150
    Ultimate Overload% of Rated Capacity300
    Deflection @ Rated CapacityConsult sales
    IP Rating (Environmental Protection)IP66 (IP67 or IP68 submersible optional)
    Weight (excluding cable)See dimension table
    Fatigue Life108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue rated version)
    Cable Length (as standard)metres5
    Electrical Connection6-pin bayonet lock connector with 5m mating cable assembly
    Construction MaterialStainless Steel
    ResolutionSee dimension table
    Note: The DBCL is calibrated in compression only as standard. Calibration in tension is available for an additional charge.

    Product Dimensions

    DBCL High Capacity In-Line Column Load Cell Outline Drawing
    Capacity (te)BCØDThread TWeight

    All dimensions are in mm

    Wiring Details

    6 Pin Bayonet ConnectorWireDesignation
    Pin ARed+ve excitation
    Pin BBlue-ve excitation
    Pin CGreen+ve signal (tension)
    Pin DYellow-ve signal
    ScreenTo ground - not connected to load cell body
    Pins E & FNot connected

    Ordering Codes & Options

    Core ProductCapacity (inc Engineering Units)Cable Length (m)Specials CodeExample Result


    CAD Model Files

    Our 3D models are provided in STEP format and can be viewed using FreeCAD. Other formats can be provided on request.

    The .zip file below contains a separate model for each product variant.

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