Compact S-Beam Load Cell | Tension & Compression | DBCR


The DBCR compact S-beam load cell is suitable for use in both tension and compression and lends itself to a multitude of low-range monitoring, control, test and measurement applications including material testing machines and small suspended hoppers.

The DBCR is a compact version of the classic S-beam load cell design manufactured from aluminium in ranges of 0-10N and 0-20N and 17-4PH stainless steel in ranges from 0-50N to 0-500N and offers a very high accuracy of better than 0.05% of rated capacity.

The DBCR compact S-beam load cell can be supplied calibrated with any of our range of strain gauge input instrumentation to provide a complete, ready to use measurement system.


  • Capacities: 0-10N up to 0-500N
  • Output: 2mV/V
  • Environmental Protection: IP50
  • Accuracy: <±0.05%/RC
  • Compact Size
  • Miniature Size Makes It Ideal for Low Range Monitoring
  • Superior Accuracy Guaranteed
  • Ideal for general industrial use
  • We can Supply It as a Complete Monitoring System – With our wide range of instrumentation.

Technical Specifications

Rated Capacity (RC) N 0-10, 0-20, 0-50, 0-100, 0-250, 0-500
Operating Modes Tension/Compression / Tension & Compression
Sensitivity (RO) mV/V 2.0 ±0.1%
Zero Balance/Offset ±%/Rated Output <1.0
Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression) ±%/Rated Output <0.20
Non-Linearity ±%/Rated Output <0.05
Hysteresis %/Rated Output <0.03
Repeatability ±%/Rated Output <0.03
Temperature Effect on Zero ±%/Rated Output/ ˚C <0.005
Temperature Effect on Sensitivity ±%/Applied Load/ ˚C <0.005
Input Resistance Ohms 375 nominal
Output Resistance Ohms 350 nominal
Insulation Resistance Megohms >5000 @ 50Vdc
Excitation Voltage Volts AC or DC 10 recommended (2-15 acceptable)
Operating Temperature Range ˚C -20 to +80
Compensated Temperature Range ˚C 0 to +70
Storage Temperature Range ˚C -20 to +80
Safe Overload % of Rated Capacity 150
Ultimate Overload % of Rated Capacity 200
Fundamental Resonant Frequency* Hz 5N=58, 10N=82; 20N=136; 50N=130; 100N=210; 250N=420; 500N=700
IP Rating (Environmental Protection) IP50
Weight (excluding cable) grams 5N to 20N = 85; 50N to 500N = 150
Fatigue Life 108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
Cable Length (as standard) 2 Metres
Cable Type 4-core screened, PVC sheath, Ø3.5
Construction 5N-20N Aluminium Alloy, 50N-500N Stainless Steel
Resolution: 1 part in 250,000 (with appropriate instrumentation)

Product Dimensions

Wiring Details

Wire Designation
Red +ve excitation
Blue -ve excitation
Green +ve signal (compression)
Yellow -ve signal
Screen To ground – not connected to load cell body


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