• 2 & 3 axis versions
  • Custom force ranges
  • Simple installation
  • Direct output from each axis without calculation
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 2 year warranty

F232/3 Multi-axis Loadcell

The F232 measures forces in two axes at 90° and the F233 measures forces in 3 mutually perpendicular axes. Apart from error evaluations, each output is pure and requires no mathematical manipulation. The loadcell is moment sensitive requiring calibration to be carried out at a specified force centre. The standard centre is specified in the specification. If this is not suitable for your application please consult our engineering department about alternative calibrations.

The F232/3 is ideally suited to many industrial and scientific applications, including automotive and medical research.

The loadcell can be manufactured with force ranges to suit the application. The Z axis can have a different force range from the X and Y axes. Please consult our engineering department about the viability of the required ranges. The example shown in the picture and drawing is a 500N model; there will be small differences in the dimensions for other ranges.

We are happy to design variants of this loadcell to meet your specific requirements. Other types of multi-axis loadcell can be supplied with ranges up to 20kN. Versions can be manufactured for higher temperature operation. Please consult our engineering department.

Additional information on specifying a multi-axis loadcell can be found in Engineering Sheet E015.

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

Ordering Codes

See the loadcell ordering code sheet for more details. Add range in the required force units.
Most F232/3 loadcells are manufactured to special requirements and are given an F232-Zxxxx or F233-Zxxxx number.

F232/3 Specification

Parameter Value Unit
Non-linearity - Terminal ±0.5 % RL
Hysteresis ±0.5 % RL
Creep - 20 minutes ±0.1 % AL
Repeatability ±0.02 % RL
Maximum cross talk 3 % RL
Calibration force centre x=0, y=0, z=-4.5 mm
Rated output - Nominal 1.2 mV/V
Zero load output ±4 % RL
Temperature effect on rated output per °C ±0.005 % AL
Temperature effect on zero load output per °C ±0.01 % RL
Temperature range - Compensated -10 to +50 °C
Temperature range - Safe -10 to +80 °C
Excitation voltage - Recommended 10 V
Excitation voltage - Maximum 10 V
Bridge resistance X & Y axis 350 Ω
Z axis 700 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500
Overload - Safe 50 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 100 % RL
Weight - Nominal (excluding cable) 200 g

Manufactured in aluminium or stainless steel, depending on the load range.

Structural stiffness - Nominal

Range (N) Stiffness (N/m) Range (kN) Stiffness (N/m) Range (kN) Stiffness (N/m)
100 (per axis) 4.3 x 106 5 (per axis) 2.1 x 108    


  1. AL = Applied load.
  2. RL = Rated load.
  3. Temperature coefficients apply over the compensated range.
  4. Values apply to all axes unless otherwise specified.


The F232 is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 9 core screened cable type 7-1-9C. The F233 is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 12 core screened cable type 7-1-12C. The screen is not connected to the loadcell body.

Function Wire Colour
  X axis Y axis Z axis
Excitation + Red Violet Orange
Excitation - Blue Black Turquoise
Signal + Yellow Brown Pink
Signal - Green White Grey
Screen Orange (thick)

Additional Information

Outline Outline drawing of the product.
STEP file STEP files for standard ranges.
Stock List Loadcell availability.
PDF data-sheet Printable data-sheet. Right click on the link to download the file.