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Custom off the Shelf Load Cells

Sensing Systems pioneered the “Custom off the Shelf” concept for manufacturing non-standard or custom load cells and force sensors.  Our capabilities are unique in several areas:

    • Design selection
    • Delivery
    • Capacity
    • Environment
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We offer five types of custom load cells:

Download custom bending beam load cell specification sheet Download custom canister load cell specification sheet Download custom pancake/donut load cell specification sheet Download custom load washer load cell specification sheet Download custom load button load cell specification sheet
Bending / Shear Beam Canister Pancake Load Washer Load Button


Our engineering group has accumulated hundreds of custom load cell designs covering all capacities and configurations.  We incorporate these designs into the geometry or mechanical configuration required to match our customers’ applications.  This approach results in very fast delivery times regardless of the application. The heart of each design is the sensing element which is selected depending on the application and which can be sized up or down to meet specific capacity requirements.  Sensing elements are incorporated into a mechanical package unique to the customer’s requirements. Each load cell and force sensor is environmentally protected to withstand the needs of the application and calibrated using NIST traceable standards.


Sensing Systems design and manufacturing capabilities result in load cells that can be incorporated into any shape or configuration.  The outside geometry may be machined to square, rectangular, circular, or any other section or shape required by the application.  Sensing Systems’ approach is to incorporate our standard sensing elements into a shape that fits the customer’s application.  This allows us to deliver non-standard or custom load cells matched to the application within a short period of time.


Capacities vary from 10 grams to 3,000,000 lbs for units requiring NIST traceable calibrations.  Units exceeding the calibration limit are exercised to their nominal capacity but are only calibrated to 3,000,000 lbs.


Sensing Systems custom load cells can be designed to communicate with any instrumentation or data acquisition equipment.  Sensing Systems utilizes wireless / telemetry equipment when required by the application.   Read More


All load cells may be waterproofed to withstand the rigors of challenging environments including wet, splash, or underwater.  These units are designed to operate in a wide temperature range of -452˚F to 450˚F (-269˚C to 230˚C).   Service in chemically active, magnetic, and corrosive environments is also possible.


Need help choosing the right custom load cell?

If you have a unique need, don't hesitate to contact one of our qualified specialists! We’ll be glad to answer any specific question you may have.

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