At a Glance
- Capacities: 0-1kg up to 0-30,000kg
- Output: 2mV/V to 2.7mV/V
- Environmental Protection: IP51
- High Accuracy: <±0.03%/RC
- Custom Versions Available
- Guaranteed High Performance – With dual bending beam and shear web designs.
- Optional IP67 Sealing for Harsh Environments
- Fully Submersible Versions Available – For marine and offshore applications.
- Fast and Simple to Install – With standard or customised mounting bases and design fixtures.
- Improved Accuracy – Our specially designed rod end bearings reduce extraneous forces.
- Customisation Available to Suit Your Specific Application.
The DBBSM universal load cell is suitable for use in tension or compression and lends itself to a wide force and load measurement applications such as those found on tensile testing machines, suspended hoppers and geotechnical test equipment, as well as a wide range of other general purpose applications.
Our universal load cell features a dual bending beam sensing design on all capacities up to 1000kg, while a shear web sensing design is used from 2500kg upwards. Both designs offer excellent accuracy and are guaranteed to meet a specification of ±0.03% of rated capacity of better.
Rod-end bearings and load buttons are available to suit all universal load cell capacities and provide optimal loading conditions to ensure that you get the best possible performance from your system.
If you need to fit into a restricted space, our DBBSMM range of miniature S-Beam load cells will fit the bill.
1, 2, 5, 10, 25
M8 x 1.25
50, 100, 250
M8 x 1.25
M12 x 1.75
M16 x 2.0
M30 x 2.0
M45 x 3.0
Note: Capacities of 10,000kg and up
have rounded shoulders
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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S-Beam Load Cells Promise Accurate Pigment Dispensing
We chose Applied Measurements’ DBBSM s-beam load cells as the pigment is £1000 per tonne so has to be extremely accurate” says Paul Akers, Works Manager at PD Edenhall Ltd. One of the largest independent concrete facing brick manufacturer in the UK, needed a way to accurately monitor the amount of pigment being dispensed into the weigh hopper throughout the manufacture of concrete facing bricks. The pigment amount needs to be precise as inaccurate amounts of pigment can lead to incorrect colour blends leading to a loss in sales and profit. Read how our accurate DBBSM s-beam load cells and intuitive4-L digital indicators were used in this construction industry application.
Complete Tensile Monitoring System Delivered in Under 1 Week
With huge capacities of up to 30,000kg and an accuracy of <±0.03% of the rated capacity, the highly accurate DBBSM S-beam load cell really is the knight in stainless steel armour. Not only can it efficiently handle the larger loads in the guys, it can also be supplied in less than 1 week! Its tough construction makes it ideal to use in the harsh outdoor conditions on the guy cables.
Force Measurement Determines The Effect of Girth Tension on Horse Gait
Using electrical systems for the measurement of mechanical forces is by no means limited to machines and laboratory based applications. In her recently completed research thesis ‘Girth Tensions and their Effects on Equine Stride Characteristics’, Sue Wright of Moulton College Northampton used load cells, motion sensors and GPS amongst other technologies to measure and record the tension within the girth strap used to hold the saddle in place.
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