Compression Load Cell LD3

March 24, 2006

Engineered to handle forces that directly contribute to an overall system error, the LD3 can take forces from all sides and still work reliably due to its multiple sensor gage design. Its monolithic design eliminates the need for restraints or stay rods and provides options for seismic applications. Made of 17-4 hermetically sealed stainless steel, the LD3 is ideal for steam-in-place and washdown environments, so minimal process downtime is further reassured.


The LD3's sophisticated engineering allows for quicker installation and retrofitting—only 15 minutes compared with the hours normally required—and doesn't require the traditional trimming exercises of other types of load cells.

  • Mechanically secure by being bolted together rather than having floating mounting hardware
  • Mounting hardware options attach to different types of tanks; including horizontal tanks
  • Allows for thermal changes, providing accurate readings when physical changes in the tank occur due to thermal expansion and contraction
  • Constructed of 17-4 Stainless steel, heat-treated to PH900 for a strong, low profile load cell
  • NEMA – 6P water resistant
Average Accuracy0.08%Excitation Voltage10 to 30V DCExcitation Current3 mADefectionMaximum, depending on capacity 0.012 in.Functional Integrity2x rated load in compressionStructural Integrity4x rated load in compressionOperating Temperature-30 to 150°F (-34 to 66°C) – Standard
-30 to 200°F (-34 to 93°C) – High TemperatureDimensionsInstalled Height: 2.7 in. (69 mm) for up to 10K; 3.3 in. (84 mm) for 15 to 25k models
Footprint: 6 x 3.5 in. (152 x 89 mm) (L x W)