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    Miniature In-Line Load Cell | Tension and Compression | DDE

    Compact, Low Deflection and Comes with Integral Mounting Threads
    DDE Miniature In-Line Load Cell
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    2 - 3 weeks
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    Accelerated delivery available
    Quantity, OEM & educational discounts
    3D CAD models available

    At a Glance

    • Capacities: 0-100N up to 0-50kN
    • Output: 2mV/V
    • Environmental Protection: IP65
    • Accuracy: <±0.30%/RC
    • Low Profile Design
    • Low Profile & Integral Mounting Threads Make it Ideal to use in Small Spaces
    • Designed for Both Tension and Compression Monitoring
    • Customisation Available to Suit Your Application
    • Excellent at Monitoring Fast Changes Thanks to its Low Deflection


    Applied Measurements DDE miniature in-line load cell is suitable for use in both tension and compression and offers a very low profile body coupled with integral mounting threads to allow use in applications with restricted mounting space where other in-line load cell designs such as S-Beam load cells are too large.

    The DDE’s small size means that weight is kept to a minimum, this, in conjunction with its low deflection, results in a high stiffness assembly and makes the load cell suited to the measurement of fast changes in load and high-frequency transients.

    The DDE miniature in-line load cell is currently being used in many applications including automotive production, cable tension monitoring and suspension force monitoring.  Customised versions with different thread sizes, specific dimensions and interim capacity can also be provided if required.

    For a submersible in-line load cell please see Applied Measurements DDEN fully submersible load cell which has a protection rating of IP68 suitable for long-term immersion.

    Technical Specifications

    Rated Capacity (RC)N0-100, 0-250, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2500, 0-5000, 0-10000, 0-20000, 0-50000
    Operating ModesTension/Compression / Tension & Compression
    Sensitivity (RO)mV/V2.0 nominal (1.2 approx on 100N)
    Zero Balance/Offset±%/Rated Output<1.0
    Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression±%/Rated Output<1
    Non-Linearity±%/Rated Output (BFSL)<0.3
    Hysteresis±%/Rated Output<0.3
    Repeatability±%/Rated Output<0.2
    Temperature Effect on Zero±%/Rated Output/ ˚C<0.005
    Temperature Effect on Sensitivity±%/Applied Load/ ˚C<0.005
    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˚C0 to +70
    Storage Temperature Range˚C-20 to +80
    Safe Overload% of Rated Capacity150
    Ultimate Overload% of Rated Capacity200
    Maximum Allowable Sideload% of Rated Capacity<5
    Deflection @ Rated CapacitymmSee dimensions table
    Fundamental Resonant Frequency*kHzSee dimensions table
    IP Rating (Environmental Protection)IP65
    Weight (excluding cable)grams150 nominal
    Fatigue Life108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
    Cable Length (as standard)metres2
    Cable Type4-core + screen, PVC sheath, Ø3.5 typical
    ConstructionStainless Steel
    Resolution:1 part in 250,000 (with appropriate instrumentation)
    *The resonant frequency is calculated with the body of the load cell attached to a large plate, ensuring that only the sensing element oscillates: This is vital to achieve the highest natural frequency and subsequent frequency response.

    Product Dimensions (mm)

    DDE Miniature In-Line Load Cell Outline Drawing
    Deflection mmResonant Frequency kHz

    Wiring Details

    Red+ve excitation
    Blue-ve excitation
    Green+ve signal (compression)
    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

    Mounting And Installation Accessories

    Rod End Bearings for Tension Use

    Designed to align forces through the principle axis of the load cell thus reducing the effects of extraneous forces, hence offering improved performance from the cell.

    Rod End Bearings are used where tensile forces are being applied.

    Maintenance-free rod ends are a complete units made up of a housing with both an integral shank (with an internal or external thread) and a maintenance-free spherical plain bearing, located within the housing.

    Key Features:

    • Supports radial loads in a tensile or compressive direction.
    • Suitable for unilateral loads – can support alternating loads and alternating loads in combination with bearing GE..UK-2RS, please consult sales.
    • Zinc plated for corrosion resistance.
    • Are maintenance-free.
    • Fitted with radial spherical plain bearings GE..UK
    • Hard chromium/PTFE composite sliding contact surfaces.
    • Enables compact adjacent construction thanks to its thin-walled design of the eye housing.
    Rod End Bearing

    (right hand thread)

    To ISO 12 240-4, dimension series E, type F
    Shank with internal thread

    ISO 12 240-4, dimension series E, type F
    Sliding contact surface: hard chromium/PTFE

    Series GIR..UK
    Sliding material: PTFE composite

    Rod End Bearing GIR.UK
    DDE-100N to 20kN12GIR 12 UK-0.09612-0.0082210-0.121814.934M1217.550
    DDE-50kN17GIR 17 UK-0.2217 -0.0083014-0.122520.746M162467
    LOAD CELLDegreesChamfer DimensionBasic Load RatingsRadial Internal ClearanceShaft Diameter
    C1αl3l4l5l7d5Wr1s min.dyn. Cr Nstat. C0r Nd
    DDE-100N to 20kN81123676.51822190.311 40030 4000 - 0.03212
    DDE-50kN11103490102330270.322 40056 5000 - 0.0417

    Published Sensor Application Articles

    Below is a published sensor application paper that shows you how the DDE miniature in-line load cell has been used in a specific application.  See our published sensor application articles page for many more.

    Design and implementation of a supervisory system for the automation of drained and non-drained experiments of the triaxial chamber of the faculty of civil engineering

    By Ramírez García, María Fernánda, Romero Cañón, Diego Andrés. 2009. Universidad De La Salle.


    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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