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Load Cells (Electrical Resistance)

Overview

The Model 3000 Load Cell is made from an annulus of high-strength steel or aluminum, with electrical resistance strain gages in a Wheatstone Bridge configuration. The load cell is designed primarily for use on tiebacks and rockbolts, although they may be used during pile load tests and for monitoring loads in crosslot struts and tunnel supports, etc. In most cases, the load cells are used in conjunction with a hydraulic jack and bearing plates.

Specifications

Rated Capacities¹ 100 to 10,000 kN
Over Range 150% F.S
Resolution 0.025% F.S.
Accuracy² ±0.5% F.S.
Temperature Range −20°C to +80°C
Internal Diameters¹ solid, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 mm

¹Other capacities and diameters available on request. Calibrations that exceed Geokon’s NIST traceable capacity of approximately 10,675 kN are subcontracted to an accredited testing laboratory.

²Established under laboratory conditions. System accuracy depends on end loading conditions.