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Ultra Low Profile, Tension and Compression Load Cells

30,000 lbf, ±0.1%, Linearity, 3 mV/V Output, MIL-5015-I 14S-6P


Item# LCHD-30K

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Quantity Price each
1-9 $1,859.09
10-24 $1,766.14
25-49 $1,673.18
50-99 $1,580.23
100+ $1,487.27

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30,000 lbf, ±0.1%, Linearity, 3 mV/V Output, MIL-5015-I 14S-6P LCHD-30K LCHD-30K
  • 5 Point NIST Traceable Calibration, Certificate Supplied
  • 0.25% Interchangeability for Scale Applications
  • All Stainless Steel Construction
  • Rugged Heavy Duty Design

LCHD-30K Model Options

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Weight Capacity
Electrical Output (Nominal)
Through hole (ID)/ Threaded hole dimension
Connection Type
Measurement Units
Force Direction

  • Hysteresis 0.10
  • Linearity 0.10
  • Load Cell Material 17-4 PH SS element
  • Maximum Ambient Temperature 75 {C} (167 {F})
  • Maximum Compensation Temperature 71 {C} (160 {F})
  • Measurement Type Load
  • Minimum Compensation Temperature 16 {C} (60 {F})
  • Repeatability 0.05
  • Safe Overload 150% of Capacity
  • Ultimate Overload 300% of Capacity
  • Temperature Effects Zero (%FSO/°F): ±0.005 (±0.009%FSO/°C)

Low profile load cells are basically compression and tension/compression load cells. Mounting holes and female threads provide easy installation. Used frequently in weighing research and in-line force monitoring.

The LCHD is also available in metric configurations, with ranges from 0-2.5 to 0-10,000 kgf and metric threads. Please see the LCMHD for complete details, or contact our Pressure department for more information.

Excitation: 10 Vdc (15 V max)
Output (FSO):
   25 lb/10 kgf: 2 mV/V ±0.25%
   50 lb/20 kgf: 3 mV/V ±0.25%
5-Point Calibration (in Tension): 0%, 50%, 100%, 50%, 0%
   25 lb/10 kgf: ±0.20% FSO
   50 lb/20 kgf: ±0.10% FSO
   25 lb/10 kgf: ±0.10% FSO
   50 lb/20 kgf: ±0.08% FSO
   25 lb/10 kgf: ±0.1% FSO
   50 lb/20 kgf: ±0.03% FSO
Zero Balance: ±1% of FSO
Operating Temp Range: -54 to 121°C (-65 to 250°F)
Compensated Temp Range: 16 to 71°C (60 to 160°F)
Thermal Effects:
   Zero: 0.0036% FSO/°C
   Span: 0.0036% FSO/°C
Safe Overload: 150% of capacity
Ultimate Overload: 300% of capacity
Input Resistance: 350 ±10
Output Resistance: 350 ±10
FS Deflection: 0.025 to 0.076 mm (0.001 to 0.003") typical
Construction: 17-4 PH stainless steel
   5000 lb/2000 kgf: DT02H-10-6P
   >5000 lb/2500 kgf: MS3102E-14S-6P (or equiv.)
Mating Connector (Included):
   5000 lb/2000 kgf: PT06F10-6S
   >5000 lb/2500 kgf: MS3102E-14S-6S (or equiv.)

Compatible Meters: DP41-S, DP25-S, LDP63000-S

POPULAR OPTIONS(add as suffix)
-5T ±5 Vdc Output (0 to 5 Vdc in either direction), add ranges 5000 lb
-DUAL Dual Bridge, ranges 5000 lb; ranges >5000 lb
-TC1 Extended Temperature Range -50 to 200°F,
-TC2 Extended Temperature Range -50 to 325°F,
-OL Overload Stops - Consult factory
-TEDS Option are available.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LCHD-25 load cell very dependable unit which runs 24/7. small, compact, easy to mount.
Date published: 2020-12-30
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What is the maximum allowable torque due to side load on the load cell, while measuring compression load?

Asked by: James1234
It sounds like what you are looking for is the maximum allowable bending moment due to a side load. Although it may vary depending on the load cell capacity most ranges should be able to handle 25% of capacity in inch pounds. For example, a LCHD-2k, with a capacity of 2000 pounds, would be able to withstand a bending moment of 500 inch pounds. I hope this answers your question but if not I would suggest that you call and speak directly with one of the engineers in the Pressure and Strain department.
Answered by: Application Engineer RF
Date published: 2024-03-09

Where can I find thread information for the tension plates? Or specifically this tension plate LCHD-TP488

Asked by: Neal406
We are emailing you a link to the engineering control drawing for the LCHD tension plates. LCHD-TP488 is the 20,000 to 50,000 lb version
Answered by: Applicatrions Engineer JK
Date published: 2023-05-12

In the load button scenario, imagine I bolted a plate on top of the load cell and used the threads in the center of LC. In this case, the result would be different if the force were applied at the center of the plate versus 20 mm away from the center.

Asked by: Kian
Off-center loading will effect the reading of the load cell
Answered by: JK Applications Engineer
Date published: 2024-06-21

Is there any way to calculate the effect? I mean, if I am off by about +/- 7 mm from the center, how can I find the correct load? Is there a graph available to see the relationship between the off-center load and the load reading?

Asked by: Kian
There is not formula to exact how much error in the reading you would see for a given offset.
Answered by: JK Applications Engineer
Date published: 2024-06-21

Are your LCHD load cells calibrated and do they come with certs?

Asked by: Munchy
Hello, our load cells are calibrated and they will come with a 5 point NIST traceable cal cert.
Answered by: SAE d
Date published: 2023-10-20

What is the difference between operating temperature and compensated temperature? I'm looking to use this load cell outdoors and on a cold morning it might be below 60F. Do I need to pay for the extended temperature range?

Asked by: spri
The operating temperature range of a load cell is the temperature range within which the load cell can operate and produce accurate and reliable measurements. Operating temperature is a critical parameter because it affects the load cell's internal components. The compensated temperature of a load cell is the range of temperatures in which the load cell can provide accurate readings after compensating for the temperature effect. This compensation process involves adjusting the output of the load cell to account for the changes in temperature. The typical effect of operating the load cell outside it's compensated temperature is a shift in output value. The load cell output will remain within its rated accuracy specifications (linearity, repeatability & hysteresis) between zero and span.
Answered by: JK Applications Engineer
Date published: 2024-03-11

The result would differ if the force were applied exactly at the center versus 15 mm away from the center.

Asked by: Kian
The loading point of the LCHD load cells is the threads in the center hole. Load must be applied by the use of either a load button (compression loading) or a rod end (tension loading).
Answered by: JK Applications Engineer
Date published: 2024-06-19

How to set up LCHD for compression?

Asked by: Jefferson
Thank you for the question? Please review some of the articles or videos from the site. These we have found to be very helpful to understand this subject.
Answered by: application engineer je
Date published: 2023-04-10
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