Universal Load Cells

Strainsert standard Universal Load Cells® are offered in a wide force measurement range from 250 up to 2 million pounds. They are designed to measure forces in both tension and compression directions in research, testing and control applications.


The structure of the load cells® are simple and compact, consisting of an inner loading hub and an outer supporting flange bridged smoothly by a uniformly continuous solid shear web avoiding structural stress risers. Strainsert strain gages are installed and sealed inside small gage holes along the neutral axis of the web. Linearity and symmetry of output signal in tension and compression are obtained by equal straining of all shear gages in the bridge circuit of the load cells®. Low deflection and high natural frequency of the load cell are obtained, along with high resistance to extraneous forces. Mechanical and dynamic properties of the load cells are fully tabulated.

See the load cell general product specifications.

Some Features Include:

  • Precison Load Sensing
  • Rugged, Compact and Lightweight
  • Internally Sealed Strain Gages
  • Easy Installation
  • Direct Force Measurement
  • Low Sensitivity to Extraneous Loads

For Universal Load Cell measurement capacity and dimensions, dimensional drawing, and ordering information, please select the appropriate specification table or drawing below.


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Universal load cells® can be utilized in a wide variety of applications in many different industries.

Some Applications Include:

  • Gas Turbine Engine/Rocket
  • Engine Thrust Measurement
  • Bin Weighing
  • Process Control Systems
  • Landing Gear Structural Testing
  • Test Standards
  • Hoist/Crane
  • Wing/Fatigue Testing
  • Bridge Testing

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