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    S-Beam Load Cell USB Interface | DBBSM + DSCUSB

    A Complete Load Cell USB Interface for Tension & Compression Monitoring
    DBBSM S-Beam Load Cell with DSCUSB USB Converter
    DBBSM S-Beam Load Cell
    DSCUSB Load Cell Digitiser with 9-Way ‘D’ Type Connector
    DSCUSB Load Cell Digitiser Side View
    USB Load Cell Digitiser
    Lead Time
    up to 5000kg: 7-10 days
    Other ranges: 10 weeks
    Prices From
    (excl. VAT)
    Accelerated delivery available
    Quantity, OEM & educational discounts
    3D CAD models available

    At a Glance

    • Load Cell Capacities: 0-1kg up to 0-30,000kg
    • Load Cell Output: 2mV/V to 2.7mV/V
    • High Accuracy Load Cell: <±0.03%/RC
    • Simple USB Connection
    • ASCII Protocol
    • High Speed: 100 Readings/Second max.
    • High Stability Interface
    • DBBSM S-Beam Load Cell + DSCUSB USB Interface
    • Supplied Calibrated & Ready to Use
    • Converts the Load Cell’s Signal to a Digital Input Direct to Your PC
    • Fast Data Analysis – With Direct USB Connection
    • View the Results Instantly with the FREE Downloadable Software
    • Load Cell Customisation Available
    • High Stability with 1 part in 200,000 Resolution


    Capacities up to 5000kg are in stock so you can have an s-beam load cell USB interface in 7 – 10 working days!

    Applied Measurements DBBSM s-beam load cell with USB interface is a complete, on-site, USB, tension and compression measuring system.  It is supplied ready calibrated to UKAS traceable standards with a DSCUSB USB interface, enabling you fast, plug and play data analysis.

    Thanks to the DBBSM s-beam load cell’s high accuracy of <±0.03% and the DSCUSB USB interface’s high-speed readings of up to 100 per second, this s-beam load cell USB interface system is ideal for high accuracy force and load measuring in tension and compression applications such as tensile testing machines, suspended hoppers and geotechnical test equipment.

    Applied Measurements s-beam load cell itself has a dual bending beam sensing design on capacities up to 1000kg and a shear web sensing design for capacities 2500kg and up, offering excellent accuracy at a  specification of less than ±0.03% of rated capacity of better.  Plus, to further ensure optimum performance, rod end bearings and load buttons are available to give you the best loading conditions for your application.

    The DSCUSB USB interface converts the s-beam load cell’s signal into a digital USB serial output which plugs directly into your PC’s USB port.  It requires no additional power supply as it receives all the power it needs from the USB bus.  It uses the ASCII Protocol, has a high speed of up to 100 readings per second and a high resolution to 1 part in 200,000.

    To complement the s-beam load cell USB interface system is a FREE toolkit software enabling PC-based calibration allowing the direct reading of the s-beam load cell’s strain gauge signal or to be input numerically using the mV/V sensitivity figures from the load cell’s calibration certificate.  In addition, temperature compensation and linearisation can be set.

    The FREE toolkit software that comes with the load cell USB interface system also allows data logging to a spreadsheet which is compatible with CSV files at rated up to 100Hz.

    If you require higher speed readings, we can provide this s-beam load cell USB interface system with the DSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interface instead, which delivers high-speed readings of 4800 samples per second!

    DSCUSB Datasheet DBBSM Datasheet

    Flexible Calibration Options

    The s-beam load cell USB interface comes with a variety of calibration options to suit your application.

    Calibration options include:

    • Single direction i.e. compression or tension only
    • Bi-directional for tension and compression measuring
    • UKAS traceable as standard
    • Full UKAS calibration

    If you require a full UKAS certification, this is provided through our association with the appropriate UKAS-accredited laboratories including the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London.

    Fixturing Options

    To get the best possible performance from your load cell we can supply rod end bearings and load buttons.

    Load buttons and rod-end bearings are designed to align forces through the centre axis of the load cell, thus reducing the effects of extraneous forces and improving the load cell’s overall performance.

    • Load buttons are used where compressive forces are applied.
    • Rod end bearings are used where tensile forces are being applied.

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

    Technical Specifications

    DBBSM S Type Load Cell Dimensions

    DBBSM s type load cell outline
    CAPACITY (kgf)
    Threads T
    Deflection mmWeight kgResonant Frequency Hz
    1, 2, 5, 10, 25
    M8 x 1.25
    0.55; 0.58; 0.51; 0.41; 0.360.08594; 130; 212; 326; 536
    50, 100, 250
    M8 x 1.25
    0.410.14; 0.14; 0.33530; 740; 715
    500, 1000
    M12 x 1.75
    0.41; 0.560.56; 0.58760; 900
    2500, 5000
    M16 x 2.0
    0.33; 0.431.33; 1.351200; 1700
    M30 x 2.0
    20,000, 30,000
    M45 x 3.0
    0.16; 0.1616;161100; 1400

    Note: Capacities of 10,000kg and up
    have rounded shoulders

    All dimensions are in mm

    DSCUSB USB Load Cell Interface

    DSCUSB USB Load Cell Interface Dimensions

    For rod end and load button dimensions please see the DBBSM datasheet.


    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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