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Tension load cells

James Fisher Strainstall’s tension load cells offer an effective alternative to load shackles.

Manufactured from either high strength aluminium for low capacities or stainless steel for higher capacities, our tension load cells are suitable for process weighing, lifting and general measurement applications. We offer three main types including flat plate, S or Z beam and column tension load cells.

Highly accurate, our S or Z tension load cells are widely used in general industrial applications. The larger capacity column tension load cells are extremely robust and suitable for use in hazardous areas.


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Benefits of James Fisher Strainstall tension load cells:

  • Designed and manufactured in the UK for high quality assurance
  • Robust construction for use in hostile environments
  • Easy to install, highly accurate and reliable
  • Long design life with corrosion protection
  • Bespoke solutions tailored to your specific needs
  • Supplied with full certificate of calibration


Tension load cells typical specifications:

  mV/V Output mA Output
Rated load As required As required
Proof load 150% of rated load 150% of rated load
Cable connection Gland or connector Gland or connector
Cable length 5m as standard 5m as standard
Non linearity < +/- 0.15% of full scale  < +/- 0.15% of full scale 
Non repeatability < +/- 0.05% of full scale < +/- 0.05% of full scale
Zero balance < +/- 0.05% of full scale < +/- 0.05% of full scale
Environmental protection  As required As required
Safety factor As required As required
Operating temperature range  -20oC to +60oC -20oC to +60oC
Storage temperature range -30oC to +80oC -30oC to +80oC
Output signal mV/V 4-20mA
Electrical connection 4 core 2 or 3 wire
Recommended excitation voltage  10V x
Maximum excitation voltage 15V x
Recommended supply voltage x 24V
Maximum supply voltage x 30V
Bridge resistance 700 Ohm x
Sensitivity 1.5mV/V-2.0mV/V nominal  x

Wireless available with external interface


JF Strainstall load cell products