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    Subminiature Button Load Cell | CDF

    Tiny, Accurate and Robust Compression Measuring only 8mm in Height!
    CDF Subminiature Button Load Cell
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    Lead Time
    2 weeks
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    3D CAD models available

    At a Glance

    • Capacities: 0-500N up to 0-2000N
    • Output: 1.5mV/V nominal
    • Environmental Protection: IP65
    • Accuracy: <±0.5%/RC
    • Integral Load Button
    • Very Compact – At Ø15mm x 8mm height it easily fits into the smallest of spaces.
    • Save on Installation Time – Ideal for retrofitting into existing designs.
    • Optimum Performance Guaranteed – With its integral load button.
    • Ideal for Compression Measurement with Limited Space.


    Applied Measurements CDF subminiature button load cell is designed for compression measurement applications where the absolute minimum of space is available for transducer mounting.

    With capacities from 500N to 2000N available measuring just 15mm in diameter and 8mm in overall height, our CDF load cell is the smallest standard button load cell that we offer, however we can create smaller customised versions if required.  If you need to measure lower or higher forces, the CDFM3 miniature button load cell is available in capacities from 0-100N right up 0-20kN and is slightly larger at 30mm diameter and 12mm in height.

    The CDF subminiature button load cell is ideal for retro-fitment into industrial machines and process systems for monitoring and control purposes, or for incorporation into new machine designs.

    Contact our expert sales team to check price and availability on the sensor you require, or call us on +44 (0) 1189 817339

    Technical Specifications

    Rated Capacity (RC)N0-500, 0-1000, 0-2000
    Operating ModesCompression Only
    Sensitivity (RO)mV/V1.5 nominal
    Zero Balance/Offset±%/Rated Output<1.0
    Non-Linearity±%/Rated Output (BFSL)<0.50
    Hysteresis%/Rated Output<0.50
    Repeatability%/Rated Output<0.25
    Temperature Effect on Zero±%/Rated Output/ ˚C<0.030
    Temperature Effect on Sensitivity±%/Applied Load/ ˚C<0.005
    Input ResistanceOhms375 typical
    Output ResistanceOhms350 typical
    Insulation ResistanceMegohms>5000 @ 50Vdc
    Excitation VoltageVolts AC or DC5 recommended (2-5 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 Capacity125
    Ultimate Overload% of Rated Capacity150
    Deflection @ Rated Capacitymm<0.01 nominal
    Fundamental Resonant Frequency*kHz>10
    IP Rating (Environmental Protection)IP65
    Fatigue Life108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
    Cable Length (as standard)metres2
    Cable Type4-core screened, PVC, Ø3 typical via cable tube
    Construction MaterialsStainless Steel
    Resolution1 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

    CDF Subminiature Button Load Cell Outline Drawing

    All dimensions are in mm

    Wiring Details

    Red+ve excitation
    Black-ve excitation
    Green+ve signal (compression)
    White-ve signal
    ScreenTo ground - not connected to load cell body

    Ordering Codes & Options

    Core ProductCapacity (inc Engineering Units)Cable Length (m)Specials CodeExample Result

    Published Sensor Application Articles

    Below is a published sensor application paper that shows you how the CDF subminiature button load cell could be used in a specific application.  See our published sensor application articles page for many more.

    The Role of Power Fluctuations in the Preference of Diagonal vs. Double Poling Sub-Technique at Different Incline-Speed Combinations in Elite Cross-Country Skiers

    By Christine Dahl, Øyvind Sandbakk, Jørgen Danielsen and Gertjan Ettema, Centre for Elite Sports Research, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Front. Physiol., 21 February 2017. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.


    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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