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PTC-1 Stainless Steel Low Profile Universal Load Cell

PTC-1 Load Cell


  • Ranges 5 to 2000kN
  • Stainless Steel construction
  • Environmentally Sealed to IP66
  • Low Profile
  • High Natural Frequency
  • High Thermal Stability

The PTC-1 series load cells are based on the conventional low profile or pancake load cell principle. The internal construction is a shear web design, offering high natural frequency, low deflection and excellent resistance to side and torsion forces.

The PTC-1 is constructed from stainless steel offering excellent corrosion resistance. There is an optional mounting base available, which is required if the load cell is to be used in tension. The mounting base is also constructed from stainless steel.
The standard load cell is supplied with an integral MIL spec. connector and supplied with a mating connector.

The PTC-1 is ideally suited to many testing applications, where high stability and low height are essential requirements.
The PTC-1 can be supplied with any of LCM Systems range of load cell instrumentation, and can be supplied calibrated as a complete ready to go system.

Please consult our technical department for any technical advice required on this product or the interfacing with our instrumentation.


Rated Load (FSO) 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 750, 1000, 2000kN
Overload Range 150% FSO
Ultimate Breaking Load > 300% FSO
Maximum Transverse Load 100% FSO
Maximum Permissible Dynamic Load 75% FSO (through centre thread only)
Output 2mV/V (±0.1%)
Zero Balance 0.02mV/V
Non-Linearity ≤±0.05% FSO
Hysteresis ≤±0.05% FSO
Non-Repeatability ≤±0.03% FSO
Transverse Load Effect (at 10% FSO) ≤±0.03% FSO
Excitation Voltage 10vdc recommended (18vdc maximum)
Input Resistance 800Ω (5kN to 500kN), 430Ω (750kN to 2000kN)
Output Resistance 705Ω (5kN to 500kN), 352Ω (750kN to 2000kN)
Insulation Resistance > 5GΩ@ 50vdc
Compensated Temperature Range -10 to +40 °C
Operating Temperature Range -10 to +70 °C
Storage Temperature Range -20 to +80 °C
Zero Temperature Coefficient ≤±0.003% FSO/°C
Span Temperature Coefficient ≤±0.003% FSO/°C
Deflection at Rated Load 0.06mm (5kN to 25kN)           0.09mm (50kN to 100kN)
0.17mm (200kN to 300kN)    0.17mm (500kN)
0.23mm (750kN to 1000kN)  0.21mm (2000kN)
Environmental Protection Level IP66
Weight (load cell only) 1.60kg (5kN to 25kN)              2.45kg (50kN to 100kN)
5.80kg (200kN to 300kN)       6.80kg (500kN)
16.5kg (750kN to 1000kN)       35kg (2000kN)


ptc-1 drawing


Click here to download - PTC-1 Datasheet

Suggested Instrumentation

SGA Strain Gauge Analogue Amplifier

LCA15 Intelligent Strain Gauge Amplifier/Controller

TR150 Battery Powered Handheld Portable Indicator

ADW15 Panel Mounting Load Cell Indicator/Controller


Mounting Base (Option MB)

Load Cap Assembly (Option LC)

Please see below for dimension and drawing of each option. Other options may also be available. Please contact LCM Systems technical department to discuss your requirements.


ptc-1 options


  • Structural Testing
  • Jack Load monitoring
  • Airframe Testing
  • Material Test Machine Feedback
  • Fatigue Testing Rigs
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