Rod-End Compression and Tension Load Cell – Series RDE905

The series RDE905 load cells are rod-end configurations for both in-line compression and in-line tension force applications with extreme side, bending, and torque loads — up to 20% of full scale loads. In applications with little side loads, the series RDE905 load cells are ideal for fatigue testing and high-cycle applications

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Series RDE905 Rod-End Compression and Tension Load Cell Overview

Constructed of all welded stainless steel, these bonded foil strain gauged force sensors are compact in size and provide reliable performance for demanding application conditions. The RDE905 features shock and vibration protection. These series RDE905 load cells have a variety of male/female thread arrangements available.

Internal signal conditioning is an available option with analog outputs (4-20 mA, 0-5V, 0-10V) or digital outputs (RS232, RS485, CANbus, MODbus). Series RDE905 load cells are used in many in-line applications such as components of:

  • Actuator testing
  • Flight simulators
  • Aircraft and automotive component testing
  • Industrial automation

Each rod-end compression and tension load cell is shipped with a 5-point calibration record traceable to NIST as standard.

Rod-End Compression and Tension Load Cell Standard Features

  • Ranges from 2,500 lbf to 50,000 lbf
  • 0.25% Accuracy
  • High Off-Axis Capability (Up to 20% of Full Scale Loads)
  • In-line Compression and In-Line Tension
  • All Welded Stainless Steel
  • -65°F to 250°F Standard Operating Temperature
  • mV/V Output
  • Shock and Vibration Resistant
  • 5 Point Calibration Record Traceable to NIST

Series RDE905 Load Cell Optional Features

The series RDE905 load cells, in the rod-end form for compression and tension, offer the following optional features:

  • Metric Versions
  • Special Full Scale Ranges
  • Amplified Output (Analog or Digital)
  • Special Calibrations
  • Dual or Triple Bridges
  • -320°F to +400°F Operating Temperature

Series RDE905 Rod-End Load Cell Data Sheet

For a full look at the series RDE905 load cells, check out the data sheet below.

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