Universal Load Cell | Universal S-Beam Force Sensor | DBBSM

High Accuracy, Robust and Easily Modified - Both Force and Load Measuring

DBBSM S-Beam Load Cell
Lead Time
2-3 weeks
Prices From
£215
Accelerated delivery available
Customizable
Quantity, OEM & educational discounts

At a Glance

  • Capacities: 0-1kg up to 0-30,000kg
  • Output: 2mV/V to 2.7mV/V
  • Environmental Protection: IP65
  • High Accuracy: <±0.03%/RC
  • Custom Versions Available
  • Guaranteed High Performance – With dual bending beam and shear web designs.
  • Ideal for Outdoor or Harsh Industrial 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.

Description

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.

The DBBSM S-beam load cell is ideal to verify the tension readings from the aircraft tension meter due to their superb accuracy of 0.03% of the rated capacity.

Reece Carter, Calmet Laboratory Services, 21/Nov/2017 December 1, 2017


For our new larger mast range with large head loads we needed an instrument with a higher range up to 500kg and in a hurry, so that’s how we decided upon your product.

Gwyn Evans, Clark Masts Systems Limited, 22/Jan/2016 January 21, 2016

Product Dimensions

DBBSM Universal Load Cell Outline Drawing

CAPACITY (kgf)
H
L
W
W1
G
G1
Threads T
1, 2, 5, 10, 25
60
48
12.7
20
30
6.35
M8 x 1.25
50, 100, 250
70
48
18
25
35
9
M8 x 1.25
500, 1000
75
48
30
37
37.5
15
M12 x 1.75
2500, 5000
90
63
38
38
45
8
M16 x 2.0
10,000
145
138
55
N/A
72.5
27.5
M30 x 2.0
20,000, 30,000
190
190
75
N/A
95
37.5
M45 x 3.0

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

Case Studies

Accurate S-Beam Load Cell Measures Cable Tension of Light Aircrafts

Checking tension of an aircraft tension meter using DBBSM close up

In light aircrafts the flight control system must have correctly adjusted cables to maintain correct rudder movement, smooth direction and precise level and control of flight. Calmet Laboratory Services used a DBBSM-1000kg s-beam load cell to check the accuracy of the aircraft tension meters when applying tension to a cable.
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Complete Tensile Monitoring System Delivered in Under 1 Week

Clark Masts Tensile Testing

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.
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Force Measurement Determines The Effect of Girth Tension on Horse Gait

Equine Tension Load Cell

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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