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Why should I use semiconductor strain gauge load cells as opposed to foil gauge units?

Check out our in-depth article comparing semiconductor strain gauges to foil gauges for a detailed explanation of the benefits a semiconductor gauge provides.

What is the minimum wrap angle?

20-30 degrees is recommended but smaller wraps are possible depending on the application.

Can I use these in “Hazardous Areas”?

Intrinsically safe barrier blocks are needed.

Can these be washed down?


Can they be used in “Clean Room Environments”?


Are these load cells intrinsically safe?


What excitation voltage do these load cells use?

10 VDC is the recommended excitation voltage

What is the minimum tension I can measure?

Typically as low as .5% of the load rating.

What is the maximum tension I can measure?

Typically as high as 110% of the load rating

What is the lowest/lightest tension I can control to?

This depends on the range of the torque device used to control the tension.

What sizes and load ratings are available?

For a full list of available sizes and load ratings please visit the F Series product page

What is the lead time?

Depends on available inventory at time of order.

How do I test resistance?

Use a digital Ohm meter.

How do I invert the load cell signal?

Reverse the wires going to the excitation voltage

How do I invert the signal to reverse connector orientation?

Reverse the wires going to the excitation voltage

How do I change my load cell connector from 6 pin to 4 pin?

We advise that you Contact Us to go over the details of how to rewire your connector to 4 pin from 6 pin to ensure proper connections.