The tension & compression load cells from the 8523 series are designed for a wide range of uses. The sensors feature many benefits, including three point-contact mounts for tilt-free installation. Thanks to this feature, excellent measurement results can be achieved even with a sub-optimum mounting surface.
The force to be measured is applied to the central threaded hole in the tension or compression direction. For measuring purely compressive loads, using load buttons from our accessories range saves the need for complex sensor-integration mechanisms. Tensile loads in rods or chains can also be detected with ease using the optional pull plate.
Inside the sensor is an elastic membrane, on which are applied strain gages connected in a full Wheatstone bridge. If a tensile or compressive load is applied to the sensor, the ohmic resistance of the measuring bridge changes and detunes the output signal in proportion to the measured load in mV/V.