Low Profile Tension and Compression Load Cell | DSCRC


Applied Measurements DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell/pancake load cell is manufactured from stainless steel and is suitable for use in weighing and force measurement applications.  They can operate in both tension and compression and are commonly used in materials testing and component fatigue testing applications for axial force measurements where a high accuracy, low-profile device is required.

The high-frequency response of our DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell also make them ideal for dynamic force and load measurement applications.   The high-speed analogue SGA amplifier is an ideal complement to the DSCRC, offering a conditioned signal output of 4-20mA, ±5Vdc or ±10Vdc with a bandwidth of up to 6kHz.

As with all our load cells, the DSCRC low profile tension and compression load cell design can be modified to suit your exact requirements, with alternative threads, custom dimensions and customer-specific capacities.


  • Capacities: 0-200N up to 0-2000N
  • Output: 2mV/V
  • Environmental Protection: IP65
  • High Accuracy: <±0.1%/RC
  • Optional Fatigue-Rated Versions
  • Low Profile to Easily Fit Where Space is Limited
  • Perfect for both Weighing and Force Measuring
  • Ideal for Dynamic Measurements Thanks to its High Frequency Response
  • Customisation Available to Suit your Specific Application
  • Let us do the work for you – We can Supply the DSCRC as a Complete Measuring System

Technical Specifications

Rated Capacity (RC) N 0-200, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2000
Operating Modes Tension/Compression / Tension & Compression
Sensitivity (RO) mV/V 2.0 nominal (1.0 on fatigue-rated versions)
Zero Balance/Offset ±%/Rated Output <5.0
Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression) %/Rated Output <0.5 typical
Non-Linearity ±%/Rated Output <0.10
Hysteresis %/Rated Output <0.08
Repeatability ±%/Applied Load <0.03
Temperature Effect on Zero ±%/Rated Capacity/ ˚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 +60
Storage Temperature Range ˚C -20 to +80
Safe Overload % of Rated Capacity 150
Ultimate Overload % of Rated Capacity 300
Deflection @ Rated Capacity mm <0.4 nominal
Fundamental Resonant Frequency* See table
IP Rating (Environmental Protection) IP65 (2000N version) / IP52 (1000N and below)
Weight (excluding cable) kg 0.75 (1.65 with base)
Fatigue Life 108 cycles typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
Cable Length (as standard) metres 3
Cable Type 4 core screened, PUR sheath, Ø5
Electrical Connections 6 Pin Bayonet Lock Connector (MIL-C-26482-10-6P) + mating cable assembly
Construction Material Stainless Steel
Resolution 1 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 Dimension

Capacity (N)
Natural Frequency (kHz)
6 off Ø7
M10 x 1.0
6 off Ø7
M10 x 1.0
1000 76 25 60 6 off Ø7 M10x1.0 11 7 3
2000 76 25 60 6 off Ø7 M10x1.0 11 7 4

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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