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.
Applied Measurements 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.
Applied Measurements 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 measuring system. Plus, our expert knowledgable team can customise the DBBSM s-beam load cell to suit your specific application.
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
|Rated Capacity (RC)||kgf||0-1, 0-2, 0-5, 0-10, 0-25, 0-50, 0-100, 0-250, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2500, 0-5000, 0-10000, 0-20000, 0-30000|
|Operating Modes||Tension/Compression/Tension & Compression|
|Sensitivity (RO)||mV/V||2.7 nominal (2.0 nominal on 10000kgf>)|
|Zero Balance/Offset||±%/Rated Output||<1.0|
|Zero Return after 30 mins||±%/Applied Load||<0.03|
|Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression)||±%/Rated Output||0.1 to 0.25 typical|
|Hysteresis||% / Rated Output||<0.03|
|Temperature Effect on Zero||±%/Rated Output/˚C||<0.005|
|Temperature Effect on Sensitivity||±%/Applied Load/˚C||<0.005|
|Input Resistance||Ohms||375-420 nominal|
|Output Resistance||Ohms||340-360 nominal|
|Insulation Resistance||Megohms||>5000 @ 50Vdc|
|Excitation Voltage||Volts AC or DC||10 recommended (2-15 acceptable)|
|Operating Temperature Range||˚C||-20 to +80|
|Compensated Temperature Range||˚C||0 to +70|
|Storage Temperature Range||˚C||-20 to +80|
|Safe Overload||% of Rated Capacity||150|
|Ultimate Overload||% of Rated Capacity||200|
|Maximum Safe Side Load||% of Rated Capacity||30|
|Deflection @ Rated Capacity||mm||see dimensional table|
|Fundamental Resonant Frequency*||Hz||see dimensional table|
|IP Rating (Environmental Protection)||IP51 (IP67 optional 50kg capacity and higher only)|
|Weight (excluding cable)||kg||see dimensional table|
|Fatigue Life||108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)|
|Cable Length (as standard)||metres||3|
|Cable Type||4-core screened, PUR sheath, Ø5|
|Construction Material||1kg-100kg: Aluminium Alloy / 250kg-30,000kg: Stainless 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.|
|Green||+ve signal (tension)|
|Screen||To ground - not connected to load cell body|
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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