Low profile compression load cell.

This type of extra flat "low profile" stainless steel compression sensor is particularly suitable for weighing silos.

Several models of mounting kit for quick and simple integration of this extra flat compression sensor under the feet of silos, machines, hoppers, etc.

Extra-flat compression sensors represent a technological advance in the field of force measurement.


Designed to adapt to restricted spaces, this device finds varied applications thanks to its finesse and sensitivity. Its operating principle is based on pressure-sensitive materials, allowing precise measurement of applied loads.

At the heart of this sensor is a thin layer of elastic, pressure-sensitive material placed between two surfaces. When a force is exerted on the sensor, this layer undergoes a deformation proportional to the intensity of the load. This deformation causes a change in the electrical resistance of the material, which is then converted into a measurable electrical signal. Electronic elements integrated into the sensor process this signal to provide an accurate measurement of the applied force.

The distinctive feature of this sensor lies in its extra flat design. This thinness allows easy integration into applications requiring minimal space. Among its many applications are medical devices such as precision scales in hospitals. The sensitivity of the sensor makes it suitable for industrial control equipment, where accurate force measurement is crucial to ensure the quality of manufactured products.

The aerospace and automotive industries also benefit from the use of low profile compression load cells. They are integrated into quality and safety control systems, contributing to the reliability of manufacturing processes and vehicle performance. These sensors are also used in automated weighing applications, such as industrial scales and weighing platforms for processing bulk materials.

In the scientific research sector, these sensors are used for precise measurements under specific experimental conditions. Their ability to operate in demanding environments, combined with their small footprint, makes them essential tools for laboratories.


In conclusion, the ultra-flat compression load cell, with its innovative operating principle, is positioned as a key element in various fields. Its versatility, sensitivity and compact design make it an instrument of choice for applications ranging from medicine to industry to scientific research.

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Compression sensor characteristics (R10):

  • measuring capacity (weighing) from 1 ton to 100 tons
  • Protection rating IP68
  • Accuracy up to ±0.05%
  • Spherical support grain for centering the load on the sensor

Electrical characteristics of the R10 sensor:

  • Supply voltage range: 1 to 15 V
  • Rated sensitivity: 2 ± 0.1% mV/V
  • Initial zero range: ±1% of rated load
  • Input impedance (resistance): 700 ±20Ω
  • Output impedance (resistance): 700 ± 5Ω
  • Insulation resistance: 2000 MΩ /50

Mechanical characteristics of the R10 very flat sensor:

  • Allowable mechanical overload: 150% Emax
  • Compensated temperature range: -10 to +50 C°
  • Degree of protection: IP68 (EN 60529 standard)
  • Operating temperature range: -20 ... +60 C°
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Cable length: 10m

  • stainless steel compression load cell

    Compression load cell

    This type of low profile Stainless steel compression load cell is particularly suited for silo weighing. Lots of template of assembly kit for a simple and quick integration under silos feet, machines, hopper...