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Underwater Tension Link Load Cell from Sensing Systems Corporation

Submersible tension link load cells available from Sensing Systems have been specifically developed to quantify in line tension forces at depths varying from a few feet underwater to all the way to 23,000 feet submerged.

Regular designs are available for 1,000 lbf up to 100,000 lbf. For capacities that are beyond 100,000 lbf, an applications engineer at Sensing Systems works directly with customers to offer a design specific to their application.

Underwater tension link load cells from Sensing System are used throughout the world by medical device manufacturers, marine research institutions, oil companies, and the military. Load cells can be delivered with amplified high-level signals, integral cables, underwater mateable connectors, and other interfacing options.

Key Benefits

  • Designs can be altered and customized to fulfill the exact needs of customers
  • Calibrated using NIST-traceable standards according to ASTM E4 or ASTM E264
  • Can be delivered from the factory within a week or sooner
  • Accredited to ISO 9001:2015

Underwater Tension Link Load Cell from Sensing Systems Corporation

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Submersible Tension Link Load Cells

Standard Product Specifications

Source: Sensing Systems Corporation

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Full Scale Capacity (FS) 1,000 to 100,000+ lbf
Material1 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
Nominal Output Signal at Capacity (FS) 2.0 mV/V
Optional Amplified Output2 0 to 5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, 4 to 20 mA
Combined Error ≤0.25% of FS
Zero Balance Signal ≤1.00% of FS
Input & Output Resistance3 350 Ω Nominal
Excitation Voltage 2 to 24 V
Insulation to Ground >5 GO
Safe Overload 150% of FS
Ultimate Overload 300% of FS
Operating Depth Customer Specified
Sensor Material 17-4 Stainless Steel
Electrical Connection4 MCBH-4F Bulkhead Wet Mate Connector
Calibration NIST Traceable per ASTM E4, Certificate Provided


1 Titanium, aluminum, and others are available

2 Needs additional external or internal signal conditioning amplifier

3 Options varying from 120 Ω to 10,000 Ω are available

4 Optional custom connector or integral cable is available

Sensing Systems develops all underwater load cells to order and can tailor nearly all aspects of the product to fulfill the exact needs of a particular application.

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