Bestech Australia offer the model 1312/1392 Shear-web tension/ compression load cells from BCM Sensor. These are alloy steel (1312) and stainless steel (1392) load cells with protection up to an IP66 standard. The 1312 is also nickel plated. These load cells can measure in either tension or compression, and their applications include hopper scales and vehicles scales.
The tension compression load cell model is available in various capacities, ranging from 2 tonnes to 10 tonnes. There is a safe overload limit of 150% full scale output. The accuracy of the shear-web load cell is ±0.03% of the full scale output, and it has an operating temperature range of -20 to 65 °C. A recommended excitation of 10V DC/AC is required, but up to 18V DC/AC can be used. The rated output is 2.0 ± 0.01 mV/V.