The model Load Cell STC belongs to the S type group of load cells. Transducers of this type are symmetrical and have threaded holes top and bottom to introduce the load which can either be in tension or compression.
The lower capacities (5 – 20 kg) have an aluminium body. The higher capacities ( 25-5000 kg) are available with either nickel plated or stainless steel versions. All models are sealed to IP67 and have rationalise output signals making them suitable for multi-cell applications.
Because of their good dynamic performance and their symmetrical design, S-shaped load cells also very often used as a force transducer. Typical applications include force measurements, material testing and the monitoring of cable tension in lift and cranes to prevent overload. Other applications include torque measurements on engines (dynamometer), transmissions and power brakes.Because of its compact design the S type load cell can be manufactured cost effectively and offers a real alternative to the traditional more expensive force transducers.