Load cells convert force into an electrical signal and are an essential component of hanging scales, truck scales, railroad track scales, and many other medical and industrial weighing systems. The load cell sensor detects force and moves the strain gauge, which then measures the movement as an electrical signal that can be used to give power to the scale. Cardinal Scale is one of the largest load cell and strain gauge manufacturers in the U.S. with their own state-of-the-art facility. Cardinal features a wide variety of USA-made load cells for use with all weighing systems. From powerful aluminum alloy electronic load cells to durable stainless steel load cells, each model is available in a range of capacities. Cardinal also offers several hydraulic load cell models that provide accurate weighing in harsh conditions because they are water-proof and immune to lightning. Choose one of Cardinal's reliable load cells to keep your scales or weighing systems running smoothly. Made in America.
AG Bar Shear Beam
Features American-made durable alloy steel construction, polyurethane sheathed cables, sealed strain gauges. Resistant to rain, snow, dust, and mud. Installs easily in mixers, tanks or other containers, trailer and truck mounted structures, and support platforms. Capacity options include 750 lb, 7,500 lb and 18,000 lb.
Features American-made stainless steel construction, welded bellow seals, perfect for harsh environments, ideal for low profile platforms, hanging scales, hopper and packaging scales or other applications in the medical, industrial and process weighing fields. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Capacity options include 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 kg.
CenterPoint Shear Beam
Features American-made stainless steel construction, center-load double-ended shear beam load cells, environmentally-sealed to weather all conditions, precision engineering, perfect for light to heavy mounting assemblies. Capacities range from 2,500 to 50,000 lbs.
Features American-made, heavy-duty stainless steel construction, environmentally sealed against caustic, corrosive, wet environments, perfect for truck scales, railroad track scales, and heavy-duty tank weighing systems. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Capacities range from 22,680 to 90,720 kg.
Cardinal Scale’s USA-made, heavy-capacity, compact CBC series compression load cells are ideal for multiple load cell weighing applications such as truck scales and heavy-duty tank weighing systems. CBC load cells feature anti-rotation pivot inserts, 50,000-lb/22,500-kg and 75,000-lb/34,000-kg capacities, and they are fabricated from stainless steel to provide protection against caustic, corrosive and wet environments.
Double-Ended Shear Beam
Features American-made heavy-duty stainless steel construction, environmentally sealed for water protection in corrosive, caustic and wet environments, ideal in multiple load cell applications, each cell furnished with 10 m integral multi-conductor cable, NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in 50,000 or 75,000 lb capacities.
Features American-made stainless steel construction and extreme durability, Immunity to lightning, explosion-proof, water-proof, shock-proof, resistant to rodent damage, and highly resistant to corrosion and eccentric loading, accurate weighing in even the harshest of environments, lowest possible maintenance cost of any load cell. Available capacities range from 2,500 to 200,000 lb.
Light Shear Beam
USA-made stainless steel light-to-medium capacity shear beam load cells, environmentally-sealed against caustic and corrosive hazards, low profile design that can be mounted directly to the weighing platform., waterproof sealant, temperature change resistance, OIML certified. Available capacities include 125, 250, 500 and 1250 kg.
Features American-made high-grade stainless steel construction, protection against caustic, corrosive environments, welded close, superior waterproofing, NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in capacities of 1130, 2260, 4500 and 9000 kg.
Features American-made aircraft-quality aluminum construction in lighter capacity models and stainless steel in heavier capacity models, direct platform mount possible, minimal parts, maximum performance, threaded mounting hole, 7-ft-long integral cable. Available in 6, 10, 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 lb capacities.
Specialty Light Single Point
Features American-made rugged aluminum construction, low profile, high performance, easy to install, interchangeable with similar cells, moisture resistant, stable operation. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Capacities range from 5 to 100 kg.
Specialty Shear Beam
Features American-made stainless steel construction, protection from caustic, corrosive environments, waterproof, temperature resistant, flexible, accurate. NTEP legal-for-trade and OIML certified. Available in capacities of 1,000, 2,500 or 4,000 lbs.
Specialty Single Point
Features American-made high-grade stainless steel construction, high performance, easy to install, stable operation ideal for bench scales and other applications. OIML certified. Capacities range from 44 to 440 lbs.
Features American-made aircraft-quality aluminum alloy construction, dependable and accurate, ideal for suspension weighing applications, and threaded holes on each end for hanger assemblies (also available in metric threads on most models). NTEP legal-for-trade. Available capacities range from 50 lb / 22.68 kg to 1,000 lb / 453.6 kg.
Tension, Stainless Steel
Features American-made stainless steel construction, resistant to corrosive, caustic and wet environments, threaded holes on each end for hanger assemblies (metric threads also available on most models), welded stainless steel cup on most models, NTEP legal-for-trade. Available capacities range from 250 lb / 113 kg to 20,000 lb / 9,072 kg.