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Reliable Compression Load Cells from Optima Weight

Within the weighing industry, compression load cells have carved a niche of their own. Although there are other types of load cells known as tension, beam and single-point load cells, tension and compression load cells are quite popular for their usability and efficiency. Looking for trustworthy, IP68 compression load cells? Find them in our inventory today at reasonable prices!

What are Compression Load Cells and How do they Work?

As their name suggests, compression load cells measure pushing or squashing forces and they are typically installed underneath what has to be weighed or measured. Unlike tension load cells, the compression ones act unidirectional, i.e. they are designed to measure the downward compression. However, they are also tension-compression load cells that offer unique benefits due to their ability to measure tension and compression forces accurately. These include the following-

  • Versatility: Tension compression load cells are quite versatile, so they can measure both pulling and pushing or tension and compression forces. With unmatched agility, tension and compression load cells prove to be excellent for a wide range of applications from monitoring the tensions in cables, ropes or materials under load, to measuring compression forces in structural elements or machinery and offer reliable and accurate data.
  • Cost-efficiency: Besides, when manufacturers or industries use a single tension/compression load cell, it can be more cost-effective than using separate sensors for tension and compression measurements. In a nutshell, by using tension-compression load cells, enterprises can reduce equipment costs and simplify the installation and maintenance process, which makes it a more economical alternative.
  • Accuracy and Precision: Modern tension-compression load cells are designed with advanced technology to ensure high accuracy and precision in force measurement. Enterprises can take advantage of this accuracy for precise force monitoring, which is essential for safety, quality control, or regulatory compliance.
  • Durability and Reliability: Built with robust materials and construction, tension-compression load cells are durable and reliable even in harsh environments. They are designed to withstand heavy loads, vibrations, and extreme temperatures, ensuring long-term performance with minimal maintenance.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: Industrial giants can use tension-compression load cells for real-time monitoring of forces. This can provide immediate feedback on load conditions, and this capability can prove invaluable in material testing, structural health monitoring and load-bearing equipment where timely data can prevent failures.

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Our Product Range

OPTIMA’s range of Compression Tension Load Cells are very accurate and rugged, constructed to last life time. We have always exceeded expectations of our customers in terms of quality and customer service.

They are also available for harsh environments with IP68 and IP69K protection class.

Our Load Cells are approved to all OIML requirements C2, C3, C4 and even C6.

ATEX approved version for harzardous area application zones 0,1,2 for gas and 20,21,22 for dust are optionally available.

You can be assured of rugged build quality, reliability and ease of use.

To create a complete weighing system Optima have extentive range of Weight Indicators, Intellegent Junction Boxes, Weighing Assemblies, Weight Transmitters and accessories.

For instance, the CLK series bi-directional compression/tension load cell, crafted from specialized steel, combines rugged durability with precise measurement capabilities for tension-compression loads. It offers exceptional flexibility and reliability across diverse applications at a competitive price point. Available in standard ranges from 2000 kg to 200000 kg with an mV/V output, it maintains a standard precision of +/- 0.05%. The robust design of the CLK series ensures reliable performance over extended periods, making it well-suited for demanding industrial applications that require high performance and durability.

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CL Compression/Tension Load Cells

Compression/Tension Bi-Directional Load Cell, 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Construction, IP68 Protection, Capacity from 500 to 200000 Kg

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CLK Compression/Tension Load Cells

Compression/Tension Bi-Directional Load Cell, Special Steel Construction, IP67 Protection, Capacity from 2000 to 20000 Kg

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