These load cells are used for checking the stress state in earthfill embankments and for the control of the pressure of earth on structures and foundations. To obtain a measure with the maximum sensitivity, the cell is very thin (5mm) with respect to the surface (Diameter = 230 mm) and the instrument has the main surfaces free as the measuring transducer is separate. Load cells have the well known advantages of vibrating wire instruments. Rectangular section cells are also available for different applications, complete with a device for pressurization after installation (see related datasheet) These cells can be equipped with a vibrating wire sensor, electric sensor or strain-gauge for automatic measurement or with a mechanical device for direct manual measurement.


  • Earth dams
  • Galleries
  • Rail and road embankments
  • Diaphragms and supporting bulkheads
  • Piles
  • Bridges
  • Viaducts
  • Metal structures for attics
  • Various


Features and benefits

  • Vibrating Wire Sensor
  • High precision
  • Robustness
  • High sensitivity
  • Ease of installation
  • Long life
  • Not vulnerable to induced surges
  • Not affected by drifts

Technical Specifications

Type Vibrating Wire
Range (kg/cmq) 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30   ( greater range upon request)
Precision <±0,1% f.s.
Resolution 0,02% f.s.
Linearity <0,4% f.s.
Operative Range (Hz) 500 – 1200
Drift in temperature 0,025% f.s. per °C
Material Stainless steel  AISI 304
Manufacturing Electro-welding (TIG)
Dimensions D=230mm; thickness 5mm
Sealing Through electro-welding
Cable Sealing   By welded metalglass, resin and conduit
Cable Rubber Insulated   FG7OGtpv/450-750 V 90°C LSZH
Conductors 2×1 mm2 ; 3x1mm2
Cable outside diameter 11mm
Allowable Maximum Tensile 15 N/mm2  movable installations; 50 N/mmfixed installations
Weight for 100m 3x1mm2:18Kg
2x1mm2: 16kg



kg/cm2 10 20 35 50 100 200 CUSTOM
mm 100X200 150X250 200X300 CUSTOM


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