Compression load cell

Thanks to high-strength stainless steel and a FE-based design, BROSA compression load cells withstand the highest stresses. Even under heavy stress, the lifetime of the compact sensors is very long due to the overload capacity up to three times the measurement range. Applications in the harshest environmental conditions are possible in the long term for BROSA compression load cells due to proven strain gauge technology and sophisticated amplifiers with reliable and accurate measuring results.

There is a wide variety of applications in which our compression load cells are used. Here are just a few examples:

  • Object weighing
  • Production lines
  • Test systems
  • Torque supports 

By default, our compression load cells offer additional features in addition to a customized design:

  • Integrated amplifier (4-20mA, CANopen, optional Safety, PROFINET, optional PROFIsafe)
  • High overload capacity
  • Design capable of sustained operation
  • Temperature compensated from -40 ... + 80 °C 
  • High EMC resistance of 200 V/m 
  • No zero drift, i.e. no re-calibration required 
  • Consistent accuracy over the entire temperature range
  • Design for tensile and / or compressive forces
  • Load limit 150% and breaking load 300% of the nominal load
  • Security classification PL c / SIL 1
  • Protection class IP66 / IP67 in accordance with DIN EN 60529
  • Calibration of reproduced installation situation including test report

As an option, our sensors also offer the following advantages:

  • Increased border and breaking load, for example 300/500%
  • Temperature compensated to + 160 °C
  • Fault insensitive to magnetic fields up to 300 mT
  • Redundant design
  • Performance Level d (e) in accordance with ISO 13849
  • SIL 2 (SIL 3) in accordance with IEC 61508
  • ATEX Ex i / Ex d
  • IECEx certification
  • Protection class IP69
  • External amplifiers
  • Customized connections (cables and connectors)