Bestech Australia offer the 6918/6998 universal load cells from BCM Sensors. These load cells are manufactured using advanced metal foil strain gauge technology.
6918/6998 universal load cells are made from either alloy steel (6918) with nickel plated treatment or stainless steel (6998). The S-type load cell can measure in both tension and compression, with different capacities ranging from 25 kilograms to 30 tonnes.
These force transducers are used in hanging- and hopper-scales, or where tension and compression forces in a line need to be measured.
The rated output for the load cell can be either 2.0 ± 0.002 or 3.0 ± 0.008 mV/V. Accuracy is high, consisting of non-linearity that is 0.02% of the full scale range, 0.02%FS hysteresis, and 0.01%FS non-repeatability. The operating temperature range is -35 to 65°C, and safe overload limit is 150% of full scale output.6918/6998 universal load cells feature simple construction, easy installation and replacement. The unit is protected to a protection grade of IP66 or IP67, depending on the user’s needs.