The smallest load cells offered by Stellar Technology are the tension and compression Model VLU850 and the compression only Model VLC856 subminiature load cells. These load cells are designed specifically for applications requiring small size, minimal mass and rugged construction.

  Model# Description Ranges (lbf) Tension and/or Compression Accuracy (BFSL) Material Of Construction mV/V Analog OutpuT Digital Outpu
VLU850 VLU850 Sub- miniature 10 - 1K T/C 0.50% FSO Stainless Steel 2 mV/V 4-20 mA; 0-5 Vdc; 0-10 Vdc (In-line) CANbus, RS-232, RS-485 (In-line)
VLC856 VLC856 Sub- miniature 10 - 1K C 0.50% FSO Stainless Steel 2 mV/V 4-20 mA; 0-5 Vdc; 0-10 Vdc (In-line) CANbus, RS-232, RS-485 (In-line)

Subminiature Load Cells

Fully-welded and fabricated from stainless steel, the bonded foil strain gage force sensors have 150%FSO overload protection and are shock and vibration protected to deliver reliable performance for demanding application conditions. Many standard units and ranges are available from stock.

The Model VLU850 is a tension and/or compression design and comes in either a single in-line threaded stud or dual in-line threaded stud configuration. VLU850 subminiature load cells are great for critical applications such as skeletal analysis, filament and fiber testing, force over area measurements, surgical robotics, and haptic technology. The Model VLC856 is a compression-only design and features a load button machined as an integral part of the sensing element for durable and repeatable performance. Subminiature compression load cells of this type are great applications involving non-invasive fluid fill systems, pharmaceutical presses, and physical therapy devices.
Stellar Technology’s subminiature load cells are as small as 0.38” in diameter and 0.15” thick which makes it easy for them to integrate into the existing fixtures and applications. They are offered many different mounting configurations including flanged base plates, low profile thru-hole designs, and female  or male mounting studs with customer-specified threads.

Stellar Technology’s subminiature load cells are available in ranges from 10 pounds up to 1,000 pounds with accuracy of 0.50% BFSL. The standard output is 2mV/V and it comes with the in-line amplifiers to provide digital or analog (mA or mV/V) output including RS232, CANbus, and RS485. The standard temperature range for operating is from -40° to 250°F with -65° to 400°F optionally available. Additional features include custom calibration, special full scale ranges, and custom cable lengths. Each unit is shipped with repeatability data and a 5 point calibration record that can be traced to NIST as standard.

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