Load cells come in a great variety as they are needed to perform highly and reliably in all varieties of Cardinal Scale’s weighing equipment. Cardinal Scale’s load cells are manufactured in a variety of styles and weight capacities, with strain gauges for analog or digital scales or hydraulic load cells for Guardian brand scales. Cardinal Scale’s load cells come in four designs: tension, compression, shear beam, and double-ended shear beam styles. The capacities of these load cells range from weighing a patient in a doctor’s office to a load of timber being carried in a large commercial vehicle while providing the accuracy needed by NTEP, OIML, Measurement Canada and other governing bodies. Cardinal Scale’s load cells are generally made of resilient stainless steel to avoid corrosion and damage due to moisture. Most of Cardinal Scale’s load cells are hermetically-sealed for extra protection against the elements, while Cardinal Scale’s Guardian® hydraulic and SmartCell® digital feature either potting or no electrical components to preclude damage from water and sediment.

AG Bar Shear Beam

Cardinal’s AG Load Cells are designed especially for the agricultural industry. Manufactured with a durable alloy steel, polyurethane sheathed cables, and potted sealed strain gauges protected by steel shroud these cells can stand up against rain, snow, dust, mud or anything else mother nature can dish out. The four-point scale system quickly installs beneath mixers, tanks or other containers, trailer and truck mounted structures, or even to support pallets or platforms for other farm weighing requirements. Capacity options include 750 lb, 7,500 lb and 18,000 lb.

Compression, Analog AC Series

Cardinal Scale’s AC series stainless steel compression load cells feature anti-rotation mounting with extra robust upper and lower cups and a self-centering column. The NTEP and OIML certified AC series analog load cells come in either 22,700 kg / 50,000 lb or 45,000 kg / 100,000 lb capacities. They feature a stainless steel, weatherproof junction box and 50 ft /15 m of cable per load cell. The IP69K-rated AC series is interchangeable with Cardinal Scale’s SCA series compression load cells for high-capacity vehicle scales and tank/hopper scales. These heavy-capacity compression load cells are are ideal for multi-cell applications and prevent unwanted forces from affecting load cell performance. Everything you need for a vehicle scale, minus the weighbridge.

Bellows Type

The CB6 bellows type load cell is a high performance, sealed bending beam load cells for use in low profile platforms, flexure bases, hanging scales, scale conversions, hopper and packaging scales, and a variety of other medical, industrial, and process weighing applications. Stainless steel construction and welded bellow seals make the CB6 ideally suited for use in harsh and corrosive environments where routine washdowns occur. Easy to install and interchangeable with similar cells. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Capacity options include 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 kg.

Single Point

Cardinal’s model SP single point load cells are designed for light to medium capacity weighing operations such as bench or counter scales. The SP models 6L through 100L are fabricated from aircraft-quality aluminum and feature standard measurement threads; while the SP models 200LM through 1000LM are fabricated from stainless steel and feature metric threads. The load cell can be mounted directly to the weighing platform, thereby eliminating flexures, pivots, bearings and mechanical levers. Includes 7-ft-long integral multiconductor cable secured by a strain relief seal.

Specialty Light Single Point

The model TSP light single point series load cells are high performance, low profile, single point cells for use in platform, hanging, counting, hoppers and packaging scales which can be used in a variety of applications including medical, industrial and process weighing. These single point load cells are easy to install and are interchangeable with most other load cells of their type. All critical components and wiring are encapsulated to protect against moisture and to insure stable operation in harsh environments. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in capacities from 5 to 100 kg.

Light Shear Beam

Cardinal Scale’s 125-kg to 1,250-kg capacity LFB series shear beam load cells have a low profile design that can be mounted directly to the weighing platform. They are made specifically for light to medium weighing applications like floor scales. Their design makes them highly resistant to eccentric loads. These load cells are potted with a proprietary sealant that offers water resistance, while remaining flexible over the life of the load cell. This special compound protects the load cell strain gauges over broad temperature changes. OIML certified.

Tension, Aluminum

Cardinal’s waterproof model Z aluminum tension load cells are ideally suited for single load cell tension applications. Fabricated from aircraft-quality aluminum alloy, this cell offers a cost-effective solution to many tension applications. Each load cell has threaded holes on each end for hanger assemblies (metric threads available on most models) and a strain relief seal. These load cells are potted with a proprietary sealant that provides for superior water protection and, at the same time, remains flexible over the life of the load cell. Available capacities range from 50 lb / 22.68 kg to 1,000 lb / 453.6 kg. NTEP legal-for-trade.

Compression, Compact

Cardinal Scale’s compact CBC series compression load cells are ideal for multiple load cell weighing applications such as truck scales and heavy-duty tank weighing systems. They feature anti-rotation pivot inserts and come in 50,000-lb/22,500-kg and 75,000-lb/34,000-kg capacities. These load cells are fabricated from stainless steel to provide the ultimate in protection when caustic, corrosive or wet environments are encountered. The CBC series load cells are environmentally-sealed IP68 with a welded stainless steel cup for absolute water protection in rugged environments. Each load cell is furnished with a 75-ft/23-m integral multi-conductor cable secured by a strain relief seal. The top and bottom hardened mating surfaces with the CBC load cell must have a minimum hardness of 40 Rockwell C. NTEP legal for commercial trade.

Specialty Single Point

Cardinal Scale’s TSSP specialty single point series is a high performance and low cost load cell for use in bench scales, medical scales, and a variety of other applications. These low-profile load cells are constructed from high-grade stainless steel and are easy to install. Available in capacities from 45 to 440 lb / 20 to 200 kg, they feature integral mounting boss. All critical components and wiring are encapsulated to protect against moisture and to insure stable operation of the TSSP in harsh environments. Interchangeable with most other load cells of their type. OIML certified.

Hydraulic

Cardinal’s Guardian hydraulic compression load cells are the most reliable load cell on the market. Constructed to last a lifetime from stainless steel and designed to keep weighing accurate in even the harshest environments, these cells require no electricity within the scale itself. All of this extreme-duty protection translates to tremendous savings over the life of your weighing equipment. Immunity to lightning, explosion-proof, water-proof, shock-proof, resistant to rodent damage, and highly resistant to corrosion and eccentric loading. Available capacities range from 2,500 to 200,000 lb.

Shear Beam

Cardinal’s model SB shear beam load cells promote a variety of applications, such as low-profile platform scales, tank and hopper weighing, and other process control systems. Constructed of high-grade stainless steel, these load cells offers strength and protection from caustic or corrosive environments. Provided with the load cell are mounting holes for securing the cell, and a 6 m integral multiconductor-shielded cable secured by a compression strain relief seal. These cells are welded closed, providing superior waterproofing, while remaining flexible over the life of the load cell. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in multiple capacities.

Digital Compression

Cardinal Scale’s DC series SmartCell® stainless steel compression digital load cells daisy-chain together for ease of wiring and the cables connect automatically to the load cell. Internal load cell circuitry eliminates the need for a junction box. The OIML-certified DC series come in either 22,700 kg / 50,000 lb or 45,000 kg / 100,000 lb capacities and they include iSite remote diagnostic monitoring software with automatic text/e-mail alerts. The DC series feature SmartCal for easy calibration, anti-rotation, and extra robust upper and lower cups. The stainless steel IP69K-rated DC series may be interchangeable with Cardinal Scale’s SCA load cells for complete digital conversions on vehicle scales and tank/hopper scales. Sense leads are no longer required like in analog load cells since variations in systems voltage no longer affect the load cell.

Compression, Analog SCA Series

These heavy-capacity compression load cells are ideal for multiple load cell applications including truck scales, railroad track scales, and heavy-duty tank weighing systems. Load cells are fabricated from stainless steel to provide the ultimate in protection when caustic, corrosive or wet environments are encountered. Load cells are environmentally-sealed for absolute water protection. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available capacities range from 22,680 to 90,720 kg.

Digital Double-Ended Shear Beam

Cardinal Scale’s SCBD series SmartCell® stainless steel digital load cells proven technology internally calibrates, promoting linear calibration to full capacity, and eliminating the error curve for voltage. Messy, time-consuming wiring is no longer necessary—cables connect automatically to the load cell. An added bonus for such a simple cell-to-cable design is load cells are linked directly to one another, yielding a more convenient system. Internal cell circuitry eliminates the need for a junction box. Each IP69K-rated waterproof stainless steel load cell is completely encapsulated and filled with a potting compound to fill all internal voids and prevent any potential for moisture entering the load cell. No external checking necessary.

CenterPoint Shear Beam

Cardinal’s CenterPoint stainless steel load cells are double-ended shear beam cells with center load design. They are a direct replacement for competitive load cells. They are available in three or four legged CenterPoint mounting assemblies with mild or stainless steel stands and self-checking sliding pin design. The CenterPoint load cell kits are perfect for mixing, blending, batching, inventory control, and general weighing. Combine them with one of Cardinal’s state-of-the-art 200 series weight indicators for a complete digital weighing system. Capacities range from 2,500 to 50,000 lbs.

Double Bending Beam, Washdown Stainless Steel

Cardinal Scale’s SSPW series stainless steel double bending beam load cells have a low profile design that is hermetically sealed and fully welded at IP69K rating. The IP69K ingress protection rating means that these load cells can withstand high-pressure, high-temperature washdowns. They are made specifically for light to medium weighing applications and come in 20-kg/44-lb and 75-kg/165-lb capacities. The SSPW series load cells are rated at 3,000 divisions OIML R60 class C and constructed of high-quality washdown stainless steel. They offer high accuracy with off-center loads for applications such as direct platforms up to 600 x 600 mm / 24 x 24 in and filling scales. The SSPW series load cells come with 5 m/16 ft load cell cable provided and they are NTEP and OIML certified.

Light Shear Beam Fully Welded

Cardinal Scale’s 500-kg, 1,000-kg, and 2,000-kg capacity HSB series stainless steel shear beam load cells have a low profile design that is hermetically sealed and fully welded at IP68 (EN 60529) and IP69K (ISO 20653) rating. They are made specifically for light to medium weighing applications. The HSB series load cells are rated at 3,000 divisions OIML R60 class C. The precorner adjustment is optimized for multicell systems. They are high accuracy for applications like four load cell platforms, floor scales, and tank and hopper weighing. The load cells offer a 200% safe load limit and 3 m/10 ft load cell cable is provided. All three models of the HSB series stainless steel shear beam load cells are NTEP and OIML certified.

Double-Ended Shear Beam

Cardinal’s DB series double-ended, shear beam load cells are constructed from stainless steel and environmentally sealed for absolute water protection, providing protection against corrosive, caustic and wet environments. They are ideal for multiple load cell applications such as truck scales and heavy duty weighing systems. Each cell is furnished with 10 m of integral multi-conductor cable secured by a strain relief seal. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in capacities of 50,000 or 75,000 lbs.

Specialty Shear Beam

Cardinal’s model TB specialty shear beam series are manufactured for medium to heavy weighing operations such as bench or floor scales. Stainless steel construction offers strength, and protection from caustic or corrosive environments. These cells are potted with a proprietary waterproof sealant that protects the load cell strain gages over a broad temperature range has no effect on load cell accuracy. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available capacities include 1,000, 2,500 and 4,000 lbs.

Tension, Stainless Steel

Cardinal’s stainless steel tension load cells are ideally suited for single or multiple load cell tension applications. Simplicity of design permits their use in a wide variety of configurations. The ZX250, 500 and 1000 load cells are potted with a proprietary waterproof sealant that remains flexible over the life of the load cell and protects the load cell strain gages over a broad temperature range. Load cells ZX-2500 and up have the gage cavity sealed by a welded stainless steel cup. Metric threads are available on most models. NTEP legal-for-trade certified. Available capacities range from 250 lb / 113 kg to 20,000 lb / 9072 kg.