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Load Cell Highlights

Capacitive Load Cell Technology

  • Simplifies load measurements
  • Standard 5V DC input
  • 5V TTL frequency output
  • Temperature compensated
  • Overall Accuracy at Room Temperature:
    +/- 0.5% of full scale with Stainless Steel and +/- 1% o full scale with Aluminum
  • Can be used in compression mode, tension mode or universal mode depending on the particular load cell selected

Optional Interfaces Provide Ease of Use:

  • USB Output with the DQ-1000U load cell interface
  • Analog Output with the DQ-1000A load cell interface
  • Hybrid (Analog and USB) output with the DQ-1000UA load cell interface
  • USB Cable can be extended using UX-100 15 foot cable

Rugged & Reliable

  • Aluminum or Stainless steel construction
  • Mechanically robust design

Easy Attachment

  • Convenient mounting on top and bottom of sensor
  • Self balancing three point support on base

Multiple Load Cell Capacities

  • iLoad 10 pound miniature load cell
  • iLoad 50 pound miniature load cell
  • iLoad 100 pound miniature load cell
  • iLoad 200 pound miniature load cell


 

  • Most customers purchasing the mini load cell buy it with the DQ-1000U or DQ-1000A interface for USB or analog output respectively
  • If you need to measure loads from up to four mini load cells simultaneously, such as to build a multi-sensor scale, then take a look at our four channel DQ-4000U interface with USB or wireless output.
  • If you also need a LCD display with your load cell, then the four channel DS-4000U LCD Display is an excellent add on to the mini load cell solution.

Suggested Mounting (Dome)

Mini Dome Suggested Mounting

Suggested Mounting (Stud)

Mini Stud Suggested Mounting
       

Loadstar Sensors iLoad Mini load cell is based on the same Capacitive Technology as the iLoad and iLoad Pro load cells. However, it differs in one important respect - the Mini outputs a square wave whose frequency is proportional to the applied load. The Mini, the smallest load cell currently offered by Loadstar Sensors, is a small circular sensor with a diameter of just 1.25 in. and is available with either a threaded stud or a load button on top of the load cell. It has three threaded holes on the bottom of the sensor to easily mount the load cell with commonly available hardware.

If your application needs an analog (0-5V or 2mV/V) or digital USB output from the iLoad Mini the DQ-1000A or DQ-1000U capacitive load cell interfaces are available as options.

Precise
Accuracies from 1% to 0.25%
of full scale.
  Integrated Electronics
No need for signal conditioning
or data acquisition system. Available interface for USB or analog output.
 
Rugged
Stainless steel or aluminum construction.
  Easy Mounting
Threaded mounting holes for easy attachment using standard fixtures.
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Basic Configurations with Tension Adapter
(IX-125)
with Tension Adapter
(IX-125)
with Tension Adapter
(TX-125)
with Tension Adapter
(TX-125) and Rod Ends (RE-125)



Suggested Configuration

Frequency to Digital USB Output

iLoad Mini Stud Load Cell Kit with LoadVUE Software
  • One iLoad Mini Stud Digital USB Load Cell
  • One DQ-1000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 150 Samples/Sec
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Tension Calibration Included
   USB Load Cell Kit and Software

iLoad Mini Dome Load Cell Kit with LoadVUE Software
  • One iLoad Mini Dome Digital USB Load Cell
  • One DQ-1000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 150 Samples/Sec
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Compression Calibration Included
  USB Load Cell Kit and Software

iLoad Mini Stud Load Cell Kit with Tension Adapter and LoadVUE Software

  • One iLoad Mini Stud Digital USB Load Cell
  • One TX-125 Tension Adapter
  • Two rod ends
  • One DQ-1000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 150 Samples/Sec
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Tension Calibration Included
  USB Load Cell Kit and Software

iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

  • Four iLoad Mini Stud Aluminum or Stainless Steel Digital USB Load Cells
  • One DQ-4000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 100 samples/sec per channel
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Compression calibration included. Call for tension or universal calibration options.
  iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

iLoad Mini Stud 4-Load Cell Kit

  • Four iLoad Mini Stud Aluminum or Stainless Steel Digital USB Load Cells
  • One DS-4000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 100 samples/sec per channel
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Compression calibration included. Call for tension or universal calibration options.
  iLoad Mini Stud 4-Load Cell Kit

iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

  • Four iLoad Mini Dome Aluminum or Stainless Steel Digital USB Load Cells
  • One DQ-4000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 100 samples/sec per channel
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Compression calibration included.
  iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

  • Four iLoad Mini Dome Aluminum or Stainless Steel Digital USB Load Cells
  • One DS-4000U Digital Interface
  • Max Data Output Rate: 16 samples/sec per channel
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Compression calibration included.
  iLoad Mini Dome 4-Load Cell Kit

Frequency to Analog Output

Miniature Load Cell- Frequency to Analog Output

Unlike conventional resistive sensors based on either strain gauges or piezo-resistive techniques, Loadstar’s breakthrough patented technology harnesses changes in capacitance to measure loads quickly and accurately. In the Mini, the change in capacitance is converted into a change in frequency of the output signal.

The load cell accepts a 5V DC input and outputs a TTL square wave whose frequency is proportional to the applied load. Most data acquisition systems, microprocessors and microcontrollers have the capability to measure the frequency of the signal.

The iLoad Mini load cell has 2 frequency outputs. When Control Input = logic ''1'', the Mini outputs the sensor frequency, Fsensor. When Control Input = logic ''0'', the Mini outputs the reference frequency, Fref. The compensated frequency Fcomp = Fsensor - K*Fref, where K is a constant provided by Loadstar. Loadstar provides the coefficients for the quadratic equation to translate Fcomp to load.

If you use this miniature load cell with the DQ-1000 or DQ-4000 or DS-4000 frequency to USB interfaces, then you can obtain calibrated load or force data in N, lb, or kg.

 
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Product Details
C-Compression, T-Tension, U-Universal
SKU Capacity Calibration Accuracy Material Price Quantity
MFD-010-050-S*C01 10 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFD-010-100-A*C01 10 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFD-050-050-S*C01 50 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFD-050-100-A*C01 50 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFD-100-050-S*C01 100 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFD-100-100-A*C01 100 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFD-200-050-S*C01 200 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFD-200-100-A*C01 200 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-050-S*C01 10 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-050-S*C02 10 lb T 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-050-S*C03 10 lb U 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-100-A*C01 10 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-100-A*C02 10 lb T 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-010-100-A*C03 10 lb U 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-050-S*C01 50 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-050-S*C02 50 lb T 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-050-S*C03 50 lb U 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-100-A*C01 50 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-100-A*C02 50 lb T 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-050-100-A*C03 50 lb U 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-050-S*C01 100 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-050-S*C02 100 lb T 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-050-S*C03 100 lb U 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-100-A*C01 100 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-100-A*C02 100 lb T 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-100-100-A*C03 100 lb U 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-050-S*C01 200 lb C 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-050-S*C02 200 lb T 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-050-S*C03 200 lb U 0.5% Steel Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-100-A*C01 200 lb C 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-100-A*C02 200 lb T 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices
MFM-200-100-A*C03 200 lb U 1% Aluminum Please Login to See Prices

Digital Wired Load Cell Interfaces
Once you've picked a load cell and max capacity, please select an interface device if needed. We offer digital interfaces with Serial TTL/USB Output.

SKUDescriptionChannelsMax Data Rate (/sec)Output Price Quantity
DQ-1000SSingle Channel Capacitive Interface for iLoad Mini Load Cell1150Serial TTLPlease Login to See Prices
DQ-1000USingle Channel Capacitive Interface for iLoad Mini Load Cell1150USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DQ-1000UHSSingle Channel Capacitive Interface for iLoad Mini Load Cell1500USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DQ-4000UFour Channel Capacitive Interface for iLoad Mini Load Cell4100USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DS-4000UFour Channel Capacitive Interface & LED Display4100USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
HX-4004 Channel USB Hub4500USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
HX-7007 Channel USB Hub7500USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
SC-1200Twelve Channel Concentrator121 per channelUSB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
UX-100USB Extender1-USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
UX-300USB Over Ethernet Adapters1N/AUSB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
USBASerial TTL to USB A Adapter1N/AUSB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices

Digital Wireless Load Cell Interfaces
Once you've picked a load cell and max capacity, please select a wireless interface device if required for your application. Please note that the throughtput for wireless output generally is lower than that for wired outputs.

SKUDescriptionChannelsMax Data Rate (/sec)Output Price Quantity
DQ-4000ZPFour Channel Interface- Wireless + Rechargeable Battery416IEEE 802.15.4Please Login to See Prices
SC-1200ZTwelve Channel Concentrator - Wireless121 per channelIEEE 802.15.4Please Login to See Prices
SC-1200ZPTwelve Channel Concentrator - Wireless + Rechargeable Battery121IEEE 802.15.4Please Login to See Prices

Analog Load Cell Interfaces
Once you've picked a load cell and max capacity, please select an interface device if needed.

SKUDescriptionChannelsMax Data Rate (/sec)Output Price Quantity
DQ-1000ASingle Channel Capacitive Interface for iLoad Mini Load Cell11500.5 - 4.5 V DC & USBPlease Login to See Prices

Load Cell Software
Digital USB load cells or resistive load cells with digital interfaces can be operated on a PC via our LoadVUE software. The software can be used with single load cells or multiple load cells and some can be used to control external devices via USB relays.

SKUDescriptionChannelsLoggingPlottingRelaySpeed Price Quantity
ControlVUEControlVUEUnlimitedYesYesYesup to 500 HzPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000LoadVUE Pro - 1 Channel1YesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000HSLoadVUE Pro High Speed1YesYesNoHigh SpeedPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000HS-1KLoadVUE High Speed 1000Hz1YesYesNo1000HzPlease Login to See Prices
LV-400LoadVUE Load Cell Display S/W4NoNoNo-Please Login to See Prices
LV-4000LoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel4YesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-4000CGLoadVUE Pro - Center of Gravity4YesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-4000HSLoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel High Speed4YesYesNoHigh SpeedPlease Login to See Prices
SensorVUESensorVUEUnlimitedYesYesNoup to 500 HzPlease Login to See Prices

Calibration Options
After you've picked a load cell and interface device if needed, please select a calibration option from those shown below. It could be digital calibration or analog (0.5 to 4.5 VDC) calibration. And the mode can be compression only, tension only or universal.

SKUModeDirectionCapacity Price Quantity
ACAL*C01AnalogCompressionUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
ACAL*C02AnalogTensionUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
ACAL*C03AnalogUniversalUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
ACAL-HC*C01AnalogCompressionAbove 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
ACAL-HC*C02AnalogTensionAbove 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
ACAL-HC*C03AnalogUniversalAbove 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices

High Data Output Rate Options
Max data rate is about 150 Hz by default for our Capacitive load cells with USB output. To get data rates as high as 500 readings/sec, please add the high speed option to your order.

SKUDescription Price Quantity
CAP-HS-01High Data Output Rate Option (for 1 load cell)Please Login to See Prices
CAP-HS-04High Data Output Rate Option (for 4 load cells)Please Login to See Prices

Hardware Accessories
Add one more of these accessories for convenient operation. Some accessories are only used with specific load cells.

Universal Adapters
Add these universal adapters if you want apply a tensile load.
SKUThread SizeFor Use with Load Cells Price Quantity
TX-325#1/2-20iLoad Pro (less than 5K lb.)Please Login to See Prices
TX-300A#1/2-20iLoad TR SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
IX-125#1/4-28iLoad Mini SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
IX-125A#1/4-28iLoad Mini SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
IX-300#8-32iLoad Low Profile SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
TX-125#1/4-28iLoad Mini SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
TX-125A#1/4-28iLoad Mini SeriesPlease Login to See Prices
TX-400#7/8-14iLoad Pro (5K to 10K lb.)Please Login to See Prices
Rod Ends
Add these rod ends if you want apply a tensile load. You will need 2 for each load cell.
SKUThread TypeThread SizeFor Use with Load Cells Price Quantity
RE-1428-MMale1/4"RAS1 upto 200 lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-1032-FFemale#10-32iLoad Mini upto 50 lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-3416-MMale3/4" - 16RRS1 5K to 10K lb., RAS1 5K to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-1428-FFemale1/4"iLoad Mini 100 lb. & 200 lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-112-MMale1" - 12RRS1 15K lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-11412-MMale1 1/4" - 12RRS1 20K lb., RAS1 40K lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-1220-MMale1/2" - 20iLoad TR upto 100 lb., iLoad Pro upto 2500 lb., RAS1 250 to 3K lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-7814-MMale7/8iLoad Pro 5K lb. & 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-M10-FFemaleM10RSS1 200 lb.Please Login to See Prices
RE-M3-FFemaleM3REB7 upto 2 kg.Please Login to See Prices
RE-M3-MMaleM3S-Beam Jr.Please Login to See Prices
RE-M5-FFemaleM5REB7, 10 kg.Please Login to See Prices
RE-M6-FFemaleM6REB7 100 kg, RSB4 10-200 kgPlease Login to See Prices
Eye Bolts
Add these eye bolts if you want apply a tensile load. You will need 2 for each load cell. You will also need a universal adapter for each load cell.
SKUThread SizeFor Use with Load Cells Price Quantity
EB-34163/4RRS1 5K lb, RAS1 5K lb.Please Login to See Prices
EB-12201/2RRS1 500-1500 lb., RAS1 250-2000 lb., RAL1 1500-2500 lb.Please Login to See Prices
EB-M18M18RSS1 3000 kg and 5000 kgPlease Login to See Prices
EB-14281/4RRS1 upto 300 lb., RAS1 upto 200 lb., IX-125 iLoad Mini Tension AdapterPlease Login to See Prices
EB-14201/4Please Login to See Prices
Load Buttons
Add these load buttons for easy application of a compressive load.
SKUThread SizeFor Use with Load Cells Price Quantity
LB-1220#1/2-20iLoad Pro upto 2500 lb., iLoad TR upto 100 lb., RAL1 5K & 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
LB-7814#7/8-14iLoad Pro 5K lb. and 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices

Expedited Processing Options
Normal lead time for shipping orders is approx. one week after receipt of order via Fedex 3 Day service for US orders. If you want expedited processing of your order, please select one of the options below. Note: Fee is per item.

SKUDescription Price Quantity
EXP-01Expedite Fee - Ship Within 3 Business Days via Fedex 2 Day DeliveryPlease Login to See Prices
EXP-02Expedite Fee - Ship Within 1 Business Day via Fedex Standard OvernightPlease Login to See Prices