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    Low Profile Button Load Cell | CBES

    Compact, Accurate, Adaptable, Superior Compression Measurement
    CBES Button Load Cell Front
    CBES Button Load Cell Cable End
    Multiple CBES Button Load Cells
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    Lead Time
    Up to 2000kg: stock
    5000kg to 20,000kg: 4-5 weeks
    30,000 and 50,000kg: 10 weeks
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    3D CAD models available

    At a Glance

    • Capacities: 0-50kg up to 0-50,000kg
    • Output: 2mV/V
    • Environmental Protection: IP65
    • Accuracy: <±0.15%
    • Integral load button
    • Option: IP67 or IP68 Submersible
    • Low Height & Compact – Easily fit where space is limited
    • Fast and Simple Installation – With built-in location holes
    • Superior Accuracy Guaranteed – From its integral load button
    • Submersible Versions Available – For marine and underwater applications
    • Customisation Available to Suit Your Application
    • Instrumentation for Complete System Available


    The CBES low profile button load cell is designed for use in compression measurement applications where height is at a premium such as press force measurement and vessel weight measurement.  Request pricing today.

    They come with standard capacities from 0-50kg up to 0-50,000kg, with other capacities and special sizes available on request.

    This button load cell has an integral load button to deliver optimum performance.  Plus, its built-in location holes offers you a fast and easy installation.

    The CBES button load cell has an environmental protection rating of IP65, totally dust tight and low-pressure water jets protection from any direction.  The IP65 rating would be ideal for most industrial applications.  The IP65 rating comes as standard but can be increased to IP67 and even IP68 for long-term immersion to suit an underwater application.

    We have previously designed special versions of the CBES low profile button load cell tailored to brake pedal force measurement and also for vessel weighing where the cells were permanently submerged. If you need a customised button load cell for your application please contact our technical sales team who will be pleased to discuss your application in detail.

    All of our button load cells can be supplied with load cell instrumentation including digital indicators, signal conditioners, digitisers or wireless telemetry systems from our full range of load cell instrumentation.

    Technical Specifications

    Rated Capacity (RC)kgf0-50, 0-100, 0-200, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2000, 0-5000, 0-10000, 0-20000, 0-30000, 0-50000
    Operating ModesCompression Only
    Sensitivity (RO)mV/V2 nominal
    Zero Balance/Offset±%/Rated Output<1.0
    Non-Linearity±%/Rated Output (BFSL)<0.15
    Hysteresis%/Rated Output<0.15
    Repeatability±%/Rated Output<0.10
    Temperature Effect on Zero±%/Rated Output/ ˚C<0.010
    Temperature Effect on Sensitivity±%/Applied Load/ ˚C<0.010
    Input ResistanceOhms750 nominal
    Output ResistanceOhms700 nominal
    Insulation ResistanceMegohms>5000 @ 50Vdc
    Excitation VoltageVolts AC or DC10 recommended (2-15 acceptable)
    Operating Temperature Range˚C-20 to +80
    Compensated Temperature Range˚C-10 to +70
    Storage Temperature Range˚C-20 to +80
    Safe Overload% of Rated Capacity150
    Ultimate Overload% of Rated Capacity300
    Deflection @ Rated Capacitymm<0.1 typical
    IP Rating (Environmental Protection)IP65 (IP67 & IP68 optional)
    WeightkgSee dimensions table
    Fatigue Life108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
    Cable Length (as standard)metres3
    Cable Type4-core screened, PUR sheath, Ø5 nominal
    ConstructionStainless Steel, Nickel-Plated, Brass, NBR, PUR
    Resolution1 part in 250,000 (with appropriate instrumentation)

    Product Dimensions

    CBES Outline Drawing
    50,100, 200, 500591042212550M5 x 0.8 (7 deep)0.35kg
    1000, 2000591042212550M5 x 0.8 (7 deep)0.35kg
    5000, 10000, 200009820723540150M6 x 1.0 (8 deep)2.3kg
    30000115329047.560250M12 x 1.75 (16 deep)3.7kg
    50000150441256580400M16 x 2.0 (20 deep)7.5kg

    All dimensions are in mm

    Wiring Details

    Red+ve excitation
    Blue-ve excitation
    Green+ve signal
    Yellow-ve signal
    ScreenTo ground - not connected to load cell body

    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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