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CDFM3 Miniature Button Load Cell
  • CDFM3 Miniature Button Load Cell

CDFM3 Miniature Low Profile - Compression Load Cell

Quick Overview

The CDFM3 miniature button load cell is designed for compression measurement applications. Measuring 30mm in diameter and 12mm in overall height, the CDFM3 is one of the smalest compression load cell that we offer. If you need a smaller load cell, the CDF subminiature, or CDFT Micro button load cell are available in capacities from 0-500N right up 0-2kN and 10N to 250N respectively. The CDFM3 miniature button load cell is ideal for space limited monitoring with a wide load capacity. Ranges 100 to 20kN. Standard output is 2mV/V with options for inline amplifiers for standard 4-20mA or voltage outputs and handheld display for immediate readout.
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The CDFM3 miniature button load cells are designed for the measurement of compressive forces where space is a limiting factor.  Its compact size means it can be fitted in the smallest of spaces and is often retrofitted, while the M3 threads in its base make fixing the load cell in position a simple task.  It is suited for both force measurement and weighing applications alike.  It is used in many industrial process measurement applications for monitoring and control purposes.


  • Capacities 0-100N to 0-20kN
  • Sealed to IP65
  • Only 30mm in Diameter and 12mm in height
  • Integral Load Button
  • Robust Construction


  • Non-Standard sizes available on request
  • Shunt Calibration Facility
  • Other ranges available on request
  • Special mounting adaptors available on request
  • High Temperature & Vacuum Application Versions
  • TEDS Available for Plug & Play with TEDS Enabled Instrumentation, eg. TR150 Display


  • Force Measurement
  • Weighing Applications
  • Industrial Process Measurement Applications
  • Research & Development Applications
  • Press Force MonitoringElectro-Mechanical Test Rigs


Standard Capacities (kN): 0-100, 0-250, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2000, 0-5000, 0-10,000, 0-20,000
Sensitivity: 2mV/V Nominal, (1.5mv/V Nominal on 100N)
Zero Balance/Offset: <±1.0% Rated Output
Non-Linearity: <±0.5% Rated Output
Hysteresis: <±0.25% Rated Output
Repeatability: <±0.2% Rated Output Typical
Input Resistance: 375 Ohms
Output Resistance: 350 Ohms
Insulation Resistance: >5000 Megaohms @ 50vDC
Excitation Voltage: 10vDC Recommended (2-15vDC Acceptable)
Operating Temperature: -20 to +80°C
Compensated Temperature: 0 to +70°C
Storage Temperature: -20 to +80°C
Safe Overload: 125% of Rated Capacity
Ultimate Overload: 150% of Rated Capacity
IP Rating: Standard IP65
Fatigue Life: 108 Cycles Typical (109 cycles on fatigue-rated version)
Cable: 2m, 4-Core Screened, PVC Sheath via Cable Gland
Construction: Stainless Steel, Nickel-Plated Brass, NBR, PVC


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Price range : £348.00 - £393.00

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Description       CDFM3 Miniature Low Profile - Compression Load Cell. Accuracy 0.50%, sealed to IP65. Dimensions 30mm diameter and 12mm height.

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CDFM3 Load Cell
CDFM3 Miniature Button Compression Load Cell. Ranges 0.1 to 20kN, Output 2mV/V. CDFM3 load cell is a stainless steel construction with an IP65 rating. Comes fitted with 2m of 4 core screened cable.
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TRX Handheld Portable Load Cell Indicator
Microprocessor-Based Portable Handheld Display for All Types of Strain Gauge Sensors. 2 x AA Battery, or USB Powered with Sensitivity Ranges from 0.5mV/V up to ±480mV/V. The TRX option to use the TRX calibration ranges, or to ignore the TEDS data and us manually entered sensitivity ranges. 128 x 64 monochrome dot matrix display with backlight. The display will change depending on the mode and options you have enabled.
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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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