The compression load cell is particularly suitable for implementation in container and hopper scales.

The measuring element is a solid cylinder made of stainless steel to which 4 strain gauges are applied.

The load which acts centrally in the measuring direction causes the spring bodies and therefore the friction-locked strain gauges to be elastically deformed. This generates a measuring signal voltage that is proportional to the load.

The rated measuring path of the load cell is dependent on the rated load and lies between 0.23 and 2.67 mm.


Rated load

2,8 t to 280 t

Accuracy class

0.1 %

Degree of protection


Sensor material (DIN)

Steel, painted


  • Capable of calibration to OIML

  • Simple mounting thanks to mounting devices, and the most important data on the load cel

  • Variants of Siemens load cells for hazardous environments available