Low Profile Tension and Compression Load Cell | DSCRC

High Accuracy, Low Profile, with a High Frequency Response

DSCRC Low Profile Tension and Compression Load Cell
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At a Glance

  • Capacities: 0-200N up to 0-2000N
  • Output: 2mV/V
  • Environmental Protection: IP65
  • High Accuracy: <±0.1%/RC
  • Optional Fatigue-Rated Versions
  • Low Profile to Easily Fit Where Space is Limited
  • Perfect for both Weighing and Force Measuring
  • Ideal for Dynamic Measurements Thanks to its High Frequency Response
  • Customisation Available to Suit your Specific Application
  • Let us do the work for you – We can Supply the DSCRC as a Complete Measuring System


The DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell/pancake load cell is manufactured from stainless steel and is suitable for use in weighing and force measurement applications.  They 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 DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell also make them ideal for dynamic force and load measurement applications.   The high-speed analogue SGA amplifier is an ideal compliment to the DSCRC, offering a conditioned signal output of 4-20mA, ±5Vdc or ±10Vdc with a bandwidth of up to 6kHz.

As with all our load cells, the DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell design can be modified to suit your exact requirements, with alternative threads, custom dimensions and customer-specific capacities.

If you require a rated capacity greater than 0-2kN, the DSCC low profile load cell covers forces from 0-5kN up to 0-1000kN as standard.

Product Dimensions

DSCRC Low Profile Tension and Compression Load Cell Outline Drawing

Capacity (N)
Natural Frequency (kHz)
6 off Ø7
M10 x 1.0
6 off Ø7
M10 x 1.0
10007625606 off Ø7M10x1.01173
20007625606 off Ø7M10x1.01174

Published Sensor Application Articles

Below is a published sensor application paper that shows you how the DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell has been used in a specific application.  See our published sensor application articles page for many more.

Shape Control for Experimental Continuation

By Robin M. Neville, Rainer M. J. Groh, Alberto Pirrera, and Mark Schenk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 254101 – Published 21 June 2018. Available as open access.

Abstract: An experimental method has been developed to locate unstable equilibria of nonlinear structures quasistatically. The technique involves loading a structure by the application of either a force or a displacement at a main actuation point while simultaneously controlling the overall shape using additional bidirectional probe points.[…]


CAD Model Files

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

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