Pancake Load Cell | Low Profile Force Sensor | DSCC


The DSCC pancake load cell / low profile load cell by Applied Measurements is manufactured in stainless steel and is suitable for use in weighing and force measurement applications.  Our pancake load cells are available to buy online with capacities 0-200kN in stock.

The DSCC 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 the DSCC pancake load cells also makes them ideal for dynamic force and load measurement applications such as crash test walls.  The high-speed analogue SGA amplifier is an ideal complement to the DSCC pancake load cell, offering a conditioned signal output of 4-20mA, ±5Vdc or ±10Vdc with a bandwidth of up to 6kHz.

Thanks to the pancake load cell’s dual-diaphragm design and central threaded through-hole, it is largely insensitive to bending, off-axis, bending, side-load/shear loads and torsion.

As with all Applied Measurements pancake load cell designs, the DSCC low profile load cell can be modified to suit your specific requirements, with alternative threads, custom dimensions, counter-bored mounting holes and higher capacities in excess of 3000kN possible.

Plus, for harsh, wet or humid environments we can make gel-filled pancake load cells rated to IP67.  IP68 immersion versions are suitable for complete submersion and can also be offered on request.  See Applied Measurements IP ratings guide for more details.

Our DSCC pancake load cell can be supplied with a BS EN ISO 376 calibration certificate for use as a reference standard.

If you require a pancake load cell with a rated capacity below 5kN for low-range measurements, the DSCRC low profile load cell covers forces from 0-200N up to 0-2kN.


  • Capacities: 0-5kN up to 0-1000kN
  • Output: 2mV/V
  • High-Frequency Response
  • High Accuracy: <±0.05%/RC
  • Options:
    • Fatigue-Rated Versions
    • IP67 Rated Versions
    • IP68 Submersible Versions
  • Low Profile to Easily Fit Where Space is Limited
  • Perfect for both Weighing and Force Measuring
  • Ideal for Crash Test Walls – With its high-frequency response
  • Fully Submersible Marine and Underwater Versions Available
  • Immersible Versions for Humid or Flood Risk Environments
  • Customisation Available to Suit your Specific Application
  • Let us do the Hard Work for you – We can supply the DSCC as a complete measuring system

Technical Specifications

Rated Capacity (RC) kN 0-5, 0-10, 0-25, 0-50, 0-100, 0-200, 0-250, 0-300, 0-500, 0-750, 0-1000
Operating Modes Tension/Compression / Tension & Compression
Sensitivity (RO) mV/V 2.0 (up to 200kN) / 2.7 nominal (250kN upwards)
Zero Balance/Offset ±%/Rated Output <1.0
Output Symmetry (tension vs. compression) %/Rated Load <0.25 (0.8 typical on Ø155 250kN)
Non-Linearity ±%/Rated Output <0.05 (<0.03 typical)
Hysteresis ±%/Rated Output <0.05 (<0.03 typical)
Repeatability ±%/Rated Output <0.05 (<0.03 typical)
Temperature Effect on Zero ±%/Rated Capacity/ ˚C <0.005
Temperature Effect on Sensitivity ±%/Applied Load/ ˚C <0.005
Effect of Eccentricity %/Applied Load/25mm <±0.25 typical
Effect of Side Load % 0.25 typical
Bridge Resistance Ohms See dimension table
Insulation Resistance Megohms @ 50 Vdc >5000
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 >250
Maximum Safe Side Load ** (Fx or Fy) % of Rated Capacity 40
Maximum Safe Torque/Bending Moment (Mx, My or Mz) ** See dimensions table
Deflection @ Rated Capacity mm (nominal) at Rated Load 0.05 (>50kN) / 0.1 (100-250kN) / 0.13 (300-1000kN)
IP Rating (Environmental Protection) IP65
Cable Length (as standard) metres 3
Cable Type Single Bridge Versions 6-Pin Amphenol Connector + Mating Cable Assembly (4-core screened cable, PUR sheath, Ø5)
Dual Bridge Versions 8-Pin M12 x 1 Connector + Mating Cable Assembly, (8-core screened cable, PUR sheath, Ø^)
Construction Stainless Steel
Resolution 1 part in 250,000 (with appropriate instrumentation)
Fatigue Life Fully Reversed Cycles Standard Versions: 30-50 million typical
Fatigue-Rated Versions: 500 million
Versions rated to 1 billion+ on request

Product Dimensions

Core Product Ref CAPACITY (kN) ØA (Size) B C ØD ØE Thread F ØG N holes H J
DSCC 0-5, 0-10, 0-25, 0-50 107 2 33 8.5 33 M20 x 2.5 90 8 35 2
DSCC 0-100, 0-200, 0-250 155 3 45 11 60 M36 x 2 130 12 45 2
DSCC8 0-250, 0-300, 0-500 202 2 52 12.2 95.5 M56x4 165 16 50 2
DSCC 0-300, 0-500, 0-750, 0-1000 278 6 78 17 118 M64 x 6* 230 16 84 4

Wiring Details (Single Bridge Version)

Wire Connector Pin Designation
Red Pin A +ve excitation
Blue Pin B -ve excitation
Green Pin C +ve signal (compression)
Yellow Pin D -ve signal
Screen N/C To ground – not connected to load cell body

Wiring Details (Dual Bridge Version)

Wire Connector Pin Designation
Red Pin 8 +ve excitation (bridge A)
Blue Pin 7 -ve excitation (bridge A)
Green Pin 3 +ve signal (compression) (bridge A)
Yellow Pin 4 -ve signal (bridge A)
Brown Pin 2 +ve excitation (bridge B)
White Pin 1 -ve excitation (bridge B)
Pink Pin 6 +ve signal (compression) (bridge B)
Grey Pin 5 -ve signal (compression)
Screen N/C To ground – not connected to load cell body


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