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VW Solid Load Cell

Take a look at our Technical Notes on Load Cells

The Geosense® VWLC 5050 series of Vibrating Wire Load Cells consist of a solid cylinder of high strength steel with 3 vibrating wire strain sensors mounted parallel to the longitudinal axis arranged equidistant around the circumference which measure the compression of the cylinder under load.

With the multi sensor configuration it is possible to obtain accurate readings under mildly eccentric loading conditions as the sensors are read individually.

The readings from the individual sensors are averaged and when used in conjunction with a calibration factor, supplied with each cell, allow the applied load to be calculated.

The Geosense® VWLC 5050 series is typically used to measure and monitor compressive load or force in structural members, struts and piles.

Connection to the load cell is via a heavy-duty multi-core sheathed cable which can be connected to a direct portable readout, data logging or Wi-SOS 400 system.

Thermistor 3k Ohms at 25oC
Over range capacity 150% FS
Accuracy1 0.5% FS*
Resolution 0.05% FS
Output 1200 - 2800 Hz
Temperature range -20°C to + 80°C
Material High tensile, stress relieved steel
Capacity (kN) 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000
Diameter (mm) 45, 63, 76, 88, 98, 108, 116, 124, 138, 151, 174, 195
Height 100mm

1 System accuracy depends on loading conditions      *0.25% FS available on request