RAS1 Steel S Beam Load Cell
Named for their distinctive S shape, S-Beam load cells (or S beam Load cells) are one of the most versatile load cells available in the market and offer the best solution for applications that need both tension and compression force measurement. They are most often found in applications such as cable strength testing, harness testing and rip strength of cords, ropes and wires. The RAS1 is made from tool steel and is available in capacities from as little as 25 lbs up to 25,000 lbs.
This load cell has very good accuracy, stability and easy mounting features especially for in-line tension testing applications where two threaded rod-ends or eye bolts can be easily attached to the threaded female holes on the two ends of the S-Beam load cell.
These S-beam load cells are available in 25 lb to 25,000 lb capacities.
USB Load Cell Configuration
Simply connect the load cell to the DI-1000U Digital Load Cell Interface & use the USB out port on the DI-1000 to connect to a PC via the USB port. The DI-1000U is a signal conditioner and 24-bit digitizer and handles all the communications functions to talk with USB port of a PC. When connected this way, the load cell appears on the PC as a virtual COM port. Using a standard terminal emulator you can send commands to the sensor to display loads on screen. They can either be one at a time or in continuous operation mode. You can also use Matlab, LabView or other popular programs to communicate and get calibrated readings from the load cell. Alternatively, use our application (LoadVUE) to display, log or plot load measurements on a PC.
If you do not need the very high precision of the DI-1000U, you can use our DI-100U digital load cell interface with 16 bit ADCs and Serial TTL or USB output. The DI-100U is sufficient for accuracies of +/- 0.1% of full scale output. Or in other words if you need to measure +/- 1 lb accuracy over 1000 lb range or +/- 0.1 lb accuracy over 100 lb range, then the DI-100U is more than adequate for your application.
Wireless Load Cell Configuration
You can use this load cell wirelessly by connecting it to our DI-1000ZP wireless load cell interface. This configuration allows you to wirelessly connect to a Windows/Unix/Mac computer. On a Windows platform, you can use our LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software to display, log and plot force vs time data effortlessly.
Analog load cell configuration
Some users want a high level 0-5V analog DC output in order to work with existing data acquisition systems or PLCs. Ih that case, you can use this load cell with our AI-1000 Load Cell interface which provides an amplified 0.5 to 4.5V output proportional to the applied loads. We can provide the system together with calibration and the formula to convert from voltage to loads/forces when ordered in this configuration.
Four-Sensor USB Kit
If you are looking to build a weighing platform, you can purchase this kit which includes all items you would need:
If you are looking to develop your own custom software application, our digital USB load cells and wireless load cell interfaces offer convenient ASCII commands to obtain load information directly from the interfaces/load cells without need for any signal conditioning or data processing.
|RAS1-01KS-S||1000 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-025S-S||25 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-050S-S||50 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-05KS-S||5000 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-100S-S||100 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-10KS-S||10000 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-250S-S||250 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-2HKS-S||2500 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
|RAS1-500S-S||500 lb.||0.02%||Steel||Please Login to See Prices|
Digital Wired Load Cell Interfaces
Once you've picked a load cell and max capacity, please select a wired digital or analog interface device if needed. We offer digital interfaces with Serial TTL/USB Output.
|SKU||ADC Bits||Max Data Rate (/sec)||Output||Price||Quantity|
|DI-1000U||24||80||USB (VCOM)||Please Login to See Prices|
|DI-1000UHS||24||500||USB (VCOM)||Please Login to See Prices|
|DI-100U||16||40||Serial TTL/USB||Please Login to See Prices|
|DI-100UHS||16||275||Serial TTL/USB||Please Login to See Prices|
|DI-4000U||10||125 /Channel||USB (HID)||Please Login to See Prices|
|DS-3000U||-||10||USB (VCOM)||Please Login to See Prices|
|RD-1000||16||-||-||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 needed. Some of the devices have optional rechargeable battery power.
Analog Load Cell Interfaces
The AI-1000 Strain Gauge Amplifier is an interface designed to amplify strain gauges arranged in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration, and is suitable for many applications where a bridge or differential input amplifier is required.
|AI-1000||Analog (0.5-4.5VDC)||1||No||n/a||Please Login to See Prices|
High Data Output Rate Options
Normal data rate for DI-100U USB load cell interface is about 40 readings/sec and for the DI-1000U it is 80 readings/sec. You can add the high speed option to your order to get the data rate of the DI-100U to up to 275 readings/sec or the DI-1000U to up to 500 readings/sec. The high-speed option pricing shown below includes upgrade to the high-speed version of LoadVUE as well.
|RES-HS-01||High Data Output Rate Option (for 1 load cell)||Please Login to See Prices|
|RES-HS-04||High Data Output Rate Option (for 4 load cells)||Please 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.
|LV-100||LoadVUE Load Cell Display Software||1||No||No||No||-||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-1000||LoadVUE Pro - 1 Channel||1||Yes||Yes||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-1000C||LoadVUE Pro - 1 Channel with Calibration Option||1||Yes||Yes||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-1000HS||LoadVUE Pro High Speed||1||Yes||Yes||No||High Speed||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-1000HS-R||LoadVUE Pro High Speed with Relay Control||1||Yes||Yes||Yes||High Speed||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-12000||LoadVUE Pro -12 Channel||12||Yes||No||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-24000||LoadVUE Pro - 24 Channel||24||Yes||No||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-400||LoadVUE Load Cell Display S/W||4||No||No||No||-||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-4000||LoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel||4||Yes||Yes||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-4000HS-R||LoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel High Speed with Relay Control||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||High Speed||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-4000CG||LoadVUE Pro - Center of Gravity||4||Yes||Yes||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-4000HS||LoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel High Speed||4||Yes||Yes||No||High Speed||Please Login to See Prices|
|LV-7000||LoadVUE Pro - 7 Channel||7||Yes||Yes||No||Normal||Please Login to See Prices|
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. You MUST select and pay for at least one calibration if you are purchasing a load cell with an interface device.
|ACAL*C01||Analog||Compression||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|ACAL*C02||Analog||Tension||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|ACAL*C03||Analog||Universal||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|ACAL-HC*C01||Analog||Compression||Above 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|ACAL-HC*C02||Analog||Tension||Above 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|ACAL-HC*C03||Analog||Universal||Above 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL*C01||Digital||Compression||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL*C02||Digital||Tension||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL*C03||Digital||Universal||Up to 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL-HC*C01||Digital||Compression||Above 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL-HC*C02||Digital||Tension||Above 10K lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|DCAL-HC*C03||Digital||Universal||Above 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.
|EXP-01||Expedite Fee - Ship Within 3 Business Days via Fedex 2 Day Delivery||Please Login to See Prices|
|EXP-02||Expedite Fee - Ship Within 1 Business Day via Fedex Standard Overnight||Please Login to See Prices|