• Large internal interfacing threads
  • High structural load limit
  • Flying lead or connector option
  • Sealed to IP65
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 2 year warranty

F204 Universal Loadcell

Geometry: Axial strain cylinder in a weather sealed stainless steel case, with end internal fixing threads. For use in tension and compression loaded in line with the axis. With bi-directional versions there is a small difference between the output signal for compression and tension. All standard bi-directional loadcells are calibrated in both modes and the output for each direction is stated on the test / calibration certificate.

The F204 is ideally suited to bi-directional engineering force measurements. They are used extensively within the automotive industry for testing of auto components. Standard rod end bearings are available for this product. If you require better performance than the F204 the F317 may be suitable.

We are happy to design variants of this loadcell to meet your specific requirements. Versions can be manufactured for fully compensated operation up to +250°C. Please consult our engineering department.

Details of our other loadcell families can be found in the Product List.

Ordering Codes
See the loadcell ordering code sheet for more details. Add range in the required force units.
F204CFR0K0 Compression, IP65, unrationalised F204CFR0KN Compression, IP65, rationalised
F204TFR0K0 Tension, IP65, unrationalised F204TFR0KN Tension, IP65, rationalised
F204UFR0K0 Bi-directional, IP65, unrationalised F204UFR0KN Bi-directional, IP65, rationalised
Change the F to a P for the connector version.
F204 Specification
Parameter 1 - 10tonnef 25 - 50tonnef Unit
Non-linearity - Terminal ±0.2 ±0.5 % RL
Hysteresis ±0.2 ±0.5 % RL
Creep - 20 minutes ±0.05 ±0.05 % AL
Repeatability ±0.02 ±0.03 % RL
Rated output - Nominal 1.2 1.2 mV/V
Rated output - Rationalised 1.0 1.0 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance (applies to single direction calibrations) ±0.5 ±0.5 % RL
Zero load output ±4 ±4 % RL
Temperature effect on rated output per °C ±0.005 ±0.005 % AL
Temperature effect on zero load output per °C ±0.03 ±0.03 % RL
Temperature range - Compensated -10 to +50 -10 to +50 °C
Temperature range - Safe -10 to +80 -10 to +80 °C
Excitation voltage - Recommended 10 10 V
Excitation voltage - Maximum 20 20 V
Bridge resistance 700 700 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500 500
Overload - Safe 50 50 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 200 200 % RL
Sealing IP65 IP65  
Weight - Nominal (excluding cable) (1 to 5tonnef) 0.7 (10 to 25tonnef) 3.2 (50tonnef) 7.8 kg

All standard ranges are manufactured in stainless steel.

Structural stiffness - Nominal
Range (kN) Stiffness (N/m) Range (kN) Stiffness (N/m) Range (kN) Stiffness (N/m)
10 2.8 x 108 100 2.7 x 109    
25 7.0 x 108 250 6.8 x 109    
50 1.4 x 109 500 1.4 x 1010    

Notes

  1. AL = Applied load.
  2. RL = Rated load.
  3. Temperature coefficients apply over the compensated range.
  4. The load must be applied directly through the central loading axis.

Connections

The loadcell is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 4 core screened cable type 16-2-4C or a 4 pin Binder 723 series chassis plug.

Excitation + = Red or pin 1, Excitation - = Blue or pin 2, Signal + = Yellow or pin 3, Signal - = Green or pin 4, Screen = Orange.

Reverse the signal connections to obtain a positive signal in tension mode. The screen is not connected to the loadcell body.

Additional Information
Outline Outline drawing of the product.
STEP file STEP files for standard ranges.
Stock List Loadcells normally available for despatch within 24 hours.
PDF data-sheet Printable data-sheet. Right click on the link to download the file.

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