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DBCL In-Line - Bi-directional Load Cell

DBCL In-Line - Bi-directional Load Cell

Quick Overview

Ranges 1 tonne to 300 tonnes, output 1.5mV/V, accuracy 0.20%, sealed to IP66 (IP67 & IP68 submersible optional)
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The DBCL series load cell is ideal for measuring both tensile and compressive forces in high force applications. The standard metric threads at each end of the load cell are designed to accept standard spherical seating rod-end Bearing. There is great flexibility in the DBCL design, allowing us to offer special sizes, to meet specific application requirements, or different end thread sizes/combinations. There are versions available with male threads at each end, or male threads one end, female the other. We are also happy to supply any of the DBCL series with imperial thread sizes.

The DBCL series can be supplied as shown or can be modified to meet a particular application requirement. We are always pleased to discuss any special requirements that can be accommodated. The DBCL series can be supplied on it’s own or combined with our extensive range of instrumentation to provide a complete load monitoring system.


  • Capacities 1 tonne up to 150 tonne
  • Sealed to IP66 (optional IP67 & submersible versions)
  • Imperial threads and male or male/female end threads
  • Robust Construction
  • Simple Installation
  • 3-Year Warranty


  • Higher Capacities up to 1,500 tonnes
  • Marine and Subsea Versions Available
  • Version with Spanner Flats
  • Different Cable Lengths
  • Special Electrical Connections
  • Spherical Eod End Bearings
  • TEDS Available for Plug & Play with TEDS Enabled Instrumentation


  • High Force Applications
  • In-Line Measurement on Hydraulic & Pneumatic Cylinders
  • Mooring Tension Measurement
  • High Capacity Tension Testing
  • Subsea Pipeline Testing
  • Hose Testing


Standard Capacities (Tonnes): 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-5, 0-7.5, 0-10, 0-20, 0-30, 0-50, 0-75, 0-100, 0-150
Sensitivity: 1.5mv/V Nominal
Zero Balance/Offset: <±2.0% Rated Output
Non-Linearity: <±0.2% Rated Output
Hysteresis: <±0.2% Rated Output
Repeatability: <±0.2% Rated Output
Bridge Resistance: 1te: 350Ω , 2 to 50te: 700Ω , 15 to 150te: 1400Ω
Insulation Resistance: >5000 @ 50vDC
Excitation Voltage: 10vDC Recommended (2-15vDC Acceptable)
Operating Temperature: -20 to +70°C
Compensated Temperature: -10 to +50°C
Storage Temperature: -20 to +70°C
Safe Overload: 150% of Rated Capacity
Ultimate Overload: 300% of Rated Capacity
IP Rating: Standard IP66 (IP67 or IP68 submersible available on request)
Fatigue Life: 108 Cycles Typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
Cable: 6-pin bayonet lock connector with 5m mating cable assembly
Construction: Stainless Steel


DBCL Dimensional Drawings



Capacity B C ØD Thread D Weight Resolution Tonnes
0-1 Tonnes 76 16 31 M12 x 1.25 0.4Kg 0.001
0-2 Tonnes 76 16 31 M12 x 1.25 0.4Kg 0.002
0-3 Tonnes 84 22 38 M20 x 1.5 0.7Kg 0.005
0-5 Tonnes 84 22 38 M20 x 1.5 0.7Kg 0.005
0-7.5 Tonnes 108 29 44 M24 x 2.0 1.3Kg 0.01
0-10 Tonnes 108 29 44 M24 x 2.0 1.3Kg 0.01
0-20 Tonnes 203 50 57 M36 x 3.0 3.3Kg 0.02
0-30 Tonnes 355 89 114 M64 x 4.0 20Kg 0.02
0-50 Tonnes 355 89 114 M64 x 4.0 20Kg 0.05
0-75 Tonnes 458 100 130 M100 x 3.0 35.7Kg 0.05
0-100 Tonnes 458 100 130 M100 x 3.0 35.7Kg 0.1
0-150 Tonnes 458 100 156 M100 x 3.0 40.5Kg 0.2


The optional load buttons and rod end bearings are designed to align forces through the principle axis of the load cell, reducing the effects of extraneous forces. Load Buttons are used for compressive forces and Rod End Bearings are used for tensile forces.

Availability: In stock

Price range : £973.00 - £3,210.00

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005 - 5m Cable Assembly with 6-Pin Bayonet Lock Connector   +£0.00
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Description       DBCL In-Line - Bi-directional Load Cell. Output 1.5mV/V, accuracy 0.20%, sealed to IP66 (IP67 & IP68 submersible optional)

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DBCL Load Cell
DBCL Load Cell
DBCL In-Line - Bi-directional Load Cell. Ranges from 1 Tonne to 100 Tonnes, Output 1.5mV/V, accuracy 0.2%. DBCL load cell is a stainless steel construction with an IP66 rating. Submersible option available with IP67 rating.
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TR150 Handheld Portable Load Cell Indicator
Handheld Portable Load Cell Indicator. The TR150 is a high resolution digital load cell meter designed to work with all types of load cell and strain gauge based transducer. 7-digit LCD display, peak & trough capture, display update rates up to 25Hz, display hold/freeze and shunt calibration. Load Cell Display is housed in a robust IP65 enclosure with 2 x AA batteries to provide up to 450 hours operation.
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TR150 Protective Case
Protective Black Leather Case for TR150 handheld display. The TR150 leather carry case allows full operation of the indicator whilst fitted.
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TR150 Connector
Connector for the TR150 Handheld Display.
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DSC-USB Load Cell Digitiser Module

DSC-USB Load Cell Digitiser Module. The DSC-USB is a USB load cell interface designed to convert load cell inputs into a digital USB Serial output, 100 samples per second. It is housed in a rugged plastic enclosure (71 x 51 x 20mm) rated to IP50 with a D9 connector and female micro USB connector. The DSC-USB draws power directly from the PC interface and units are supplied with DSCUSB to USB converter tool kit software and USB to micro USB cable, 1.5m.

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