Pancake Load Cell | Low Profile Force Sensor | DSCC

Low Profile, Adaptable and Accurate, with a High Frequency Response

DSCC Pancake Load Cell no Load Button
DSCC Low Profile Load Cell with Load Button
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5kN to 200kN *IN STOCK*
250kN: 3-4 weeks
Over 250kN: 10 weeks
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At a Glance

  • Capacities: 0-5kN up to 0-1000kN
  • Output: 2mV/V
  • High-Frequency Response
  • High Accuracy: <±0.05%/RC
  • Options:
    • Fatigue-Rated Versions
    • IP67 Rated Versions
    • IP68 Submersible Versions
  • Low Profile to Easily Fit Where Space is Limited
  • Perfect for both Weighing and Force Measuring
  • Ideal for Crash Test Walls – With its high-frequency response
  • Fully Submersible Marine and Underwater Versions Available
  • Immersible Versions for Humid or Flood Risk Environments
  • Customisation Available to Suit your Specific Application
  • Let us do the Hard Work for you – We can supply the DSCC as a complete measuring system


The DSCC pancake load cell / low profile load cell range is manufactured in stainless steel and is suitable for use in weighing and force measurement applications.  Use the part builder below to get an instant price and delivery time.

The DSCC can operate in both tension and compression and are commonly used in materials testing and component fatigue testing applications for axial force measurements where a high accuracy, low-profile device is required.

The high-frequency response of the DSCC pancake load cells also makes them ideal for dynamic force and load measurement applications such as crash test walls.  The high-speed analogue SGA amplifier is an ideal complement to the DSCC pancake load cell, offering a conditioned signal output of 4-20mA, ±5Vdc or ±10Vdc with a bandwidth of up to 6kHz.

Thanks to the pancake load cell’s dual-diaphragm design and central threaded through-hole, it is largely insensitive to bending, off-axis, bending, side-load/shear loads and torsion.

As with all our pancake load cell designs, the DSCC low profile load cell can be modified to suit your specific requirements, with alternative threads, custom dimensions, counter-bored mounting holes and higher capacities in excess of 3000kN possible.

Plus, for harsh, wet or humid environments we can make gel-filled pancake load cells rated to IP67.  IP68 immersion versions are suitable for complete submersion and can also be offered on request.  See our IP ratings guide for more details.

We can also supply the DSCC pancake load cell with a BS EN ISO 376 calibration certificate for use as a reference standard.

If you require a pancake load cell with a rated capacity below 5kN for low-range measurements, the DSCRC low profile load cell covers forces from 0-200N up to 0-2kN.

Please contact our expert sales team using the form in the sidebar or call us on +44 (0) 1189 817339.

Product Dimensions

DSCC Pancake Load Cell Outline Drawing

Capacity (kN)
Thread F
5, 10, 25, 50
M20 x 2.5
8 holes
100, 200, 250
M36 x 2
12 holes
300, 500, 1000
M64 x 6
16 holes


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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DSCC Pancake Load Cell no Load Button


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Case Studies

Creating 1000 Times More Power with Submersible Load Measuring Pins

Deep Green Submersible Load Pin Application

The measuring device needed to withstand permanent underwater submersion. “Our load measuring pin’s stainless steel construction and ability to be customised to IP68 submersion rating made this the ideal choice for use in Deep Green’s control system”, explains Ollie Morcom, Applied Measurements’ Sales Director.

Applied Measurements’ Submersible Load Cells fitted to the World’s Largest All-Terrain Hexapod

Mantis Snow Test

Applied Measurements provided the load cells needed to monitor the force on individual legs to stop the Mantis (the world’s largest hydraulic hexapod robot) walking into a situation that is hazardous to its overall stability. Assisted by Applied Measurements’ compact and submersible DSCC load cells, the Mantis successfully travels over all slopes and uneven surfaces, traversing most types of terrain, even wading through water.

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