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RAS1 S-Beam Load Cell

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Highlights

  • S-Beam load cells can be used for compression measurements or tension measurements or both
  • Accuracy Class: +/- 0.02% to +/- 0.05% from -10C to 40C
  • Threaded Mounting Holes on Each End of Load Cell
  • Rugged uni-body construction
  • Ideal for wire, cable or rope strength testing applications, tank weighing, hopper weighing and other push-pull kind of reliability testing applications
  • USB output with DI-100U/DI-1000U load cell interfaces
  • Wireless output with DI-1000ZP or DI-1000WiFi includes rechargeable battery
  • Analog output 0-5V DC with AI-1000 signal conditioner for easy input to DAQ or PLC

Load Cell Capabilities

  • 25 lb to 40000 lbs. available online
  • Call for larger capacities that are not listed for online purchase. We can build them to order as needed.


Suggested Mounting for S-Beam Load Cell

S-Beam Suggested Mounting


Miniature S-Beam Load Cell

If you are looking for smaller lower capacity load cells (5, 10 and 50 kg) please take a look at our RES2 S-Beam Jr. load cells.

Miniature S-Beam Load Cell


If you need a S-Beam load cell for For-Trade applicatoins i.e. packaging products to be sold on the basis of weight, then you need an NTEP certified load cell. Check out our RRS1 NTEP Certified S-Beam Load Cell for your applicattion.

 
RAS1 S-Beam Load Cell
precise load cell Precise
Non-Linearity from 0.02% of full scale.
rugged load cell Rugged Alloy Steel construction.
easy mount load cell  Easy Mounting Features on top and bottom of load cell
S-Beam load cells (or S beam Load cells, so named for their distinctive S shape,) 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 lb. up to 25,000 lb.

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.

If you are looking for smaller lower capacity load cells, please take a look at our RES2 S-Beam Jr. load cells.

USB Load Cell Configuration

RAS1 Universal Load Cell Configuration
  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One DI-1000U 24-bit digital load cell interface
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  Buy RAS1 USB load cell kit

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.

  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One DI-100U 16-bit digital load cell interface
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  Buy RAL1 USB load cell kit

Wireless Load Cell Configuration

RAS1 Universal Load Cell Configuration
  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One DI-1000ZP wireless digital load cell interface
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  Buy RAS1 Wireless load cell kit

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.




USB Load Cell Kit with Tension Adapters

RAS1 Load Cell Kit

If you are going to use this load cell in tension, you might be interested in the following option.

  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One DI-1000U or DI-100U digital load cell interface
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Two Tension Adapters
  Buy four-sensor RAS1 kit

Wireless USB Load Cell Kit with Tension Adapters

RAS1 Load Cell Kit

If you are going to use this load cell in tension, you might be interested in the following option.

  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One DI-1000ZP digital load cell interface
  • Single-channel LV-1000 LoadVUE Pro software
  • Two Tension Adapters
  Buy four-sensor RAS1 kit

Analog load cell configuration

RAS1 Universal Load Cell Configuration

  • One RAS1 S-Beam load cell
  • One AI-1000 0-5V DC load cell interface
  Buy RAS1 Analog load cell kit

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

RAS1 Low Profile Pancake Load Cell with through hole

If you are looking to build a weighing platform, you can purchase this kit which includes all items you would need:

  • Four RAS1 S-Beam load cells
  • Four DI-1000U or DI-100U digital load cell interfaces
  • One four-port USB hub
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  Buy four-sensor RAS1 kit

Four-Sensor USB Kit (16 bit)

RAS1 4-Load Cell Kit

A lower priced version of the above 4 sensor kit is also available with a DI-400U 4 channel USB load cell interface

  • Four RAS1 universal load cells
  • A DI-400U 4-channel USB load cell interface
  • Four-channel LV-4000 LoadVUE Pro software
  Buy four-sensor RAS1 kit

Application Development

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. With just a few commands you'll be able to incorporate load/force/weight information into your application. You can also use Visual Basic, Visual C++, Matlab, LABView or any other application development environment to create your custom applications with our interface/load cells. See our support pages for details.

Product Details
C-Compression, T-Tension, U-Universal
SKU Capacity Accuracy Material Price Quantity
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
RAS1-20KS-S 20000 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
RAS1-40KS-S 40000 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.

SKUADC BitsMax Data Rate (/sec)Output Price Quantity
DI-1000U-5V2480USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DI-1000U2480USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DI-1000UHS-1K241200USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DI-1000UHS24500USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DI-100U1640Serial TTL/USBPlease Login to See Prices
DI-100UHS16275Serial TTL/USBPlease Login to See Prices
DI-400U1640USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
DS-3000U-10USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices
RD-100016--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.

SKUADC BitsMax Data Rate (/sec)Output Price Quantity
DI-1000-BLE241BLEPlease Login to See Prices
DI-1000-BLE-5V241BLEPlease Login to See Prices
DI-1000ZP2416IEEE 802.15.4Please Login to See Prices
DI-1000ZP-5V2416IEEE 802.15.4Please Login to See Prices
DI-1000ZP-WiFi241WiFiPlease Login to See Prices
DI-1000ZP-WiFi-5V241USB (VCOM)Please Login to See Prices

Analog Load Cell Interfaces
The AI-1000/AI-1000-CV are strain gage amplifiers 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.

SKUOutput ProtocolPortsWired/WirelessRange Price Quantity
AI-1000Analog (0.5-4.5VDC)1Non/aPlease Login to See Prices
AI-1000-CVAnalog (0.5-4.5V DC, 4-20mA)1Non/aPlease 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.

SKUDescription Price Quantity
RES-HS-04High Data Output Rate Option (for 4 load cells)Please Login to See Prices
RES-HS-1K1KHz Data Output Rate Option (for 1 load cell)Please Login to See Prices
RES-HS-500500Hz Output Rate Option (for 1 load cell)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.

SKUDescriptionChannelsSensors SupportedLoggingPlottingRelaySpeed Price Quantity
ControlVUEControlVUEUnlimitedAllYesYesYesup to 500 HzPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000LoadVUE Pro - 1 Channel1Load, Force, WeightYesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000HSLoadVUE Pro High Speed1Load, Force, WeightYesYesNoHigh SpeedPlease Login to See Prices
LV-1000HS-1KLoadVUE High Speed 1000Hz1Load, Force, WeightYesYesNo1000HzPlease Login to See Prices
LV-400LoadVUE Load Cell Display S/W4Load, Force, WeightNoNoNo-Please Login to See Prices
LV-4000LoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel4Load, Force, WeightYesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-4000CGLoadVUE Pro - Center of Gravity4Load, Force, WeightYesYesNoNormalPlease Login to See Prices
LV-4000HSLoadVUE Pro - 4 Channel High Speed4Load, Force, WeightYesYesNoHigh SpeedPlease Login to See Prices
SensorVUESensorVUEUnlimitedAllYesYesNoup 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. You MUST select and pay for at least one calibration if you are purchasing a load cell with an interface device.

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
DCAL*C01DigitalCompressionUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
DCAL*C02DigitalTensionUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
DCAL*C03DigitalUniversalUp to 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
DCAL-HC*C01DigitalCompressionAbove 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
DCAL-HC*C02DigitalTensionAbove 10K lb.Please Login to See Prices
DCAL-HC*C03DigitalUniversalAbove 10K lb.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.

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 Delivery (per unit)Please Login to See Prices
EXP-02Expedite Fee - Ship Within 1 Business Day via Fedex Standard Overnight (per unit)Please Login to See Prices
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