• Tension / compression / bi-directional calibration
  • Easy installation
  • Small size single point loadcell
  • Standard 2 year warranty
  • All aluminium construction
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price

F238 Binocular Bending Beam

The F238 is a compact binocular bending beam loadcell for force measurements. This type of binocular beam is often referred to as a single point loadcell.

The binocular bending beam construction has good moment immunity resulting in very small errors for change in the force application point.

We are happy to design variants of this loadcell to meet your specific requirements. Versions can be manufactured for higher temperature operation. Please consult our engineering department.

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.
F238CF00H0 Compression, unrationalised F238CF00HN Compression, rationalised
F238TF00H0 Tension, unrationalised F238TF00HN Tension, rationalised
F238UF00H0 Bi-directional, unrationalised F238UF00HN Bi-directional, rationalised

F238 Specification

Parameter Value Unit
Non-linearity - Terminal ±0.05 % RL
Hysteresis ±0.05 % RL
Creep - 20 minutes ±0.05 % AL
Repeatability ±0.02 % RL
Rated output - Nominal 2.2 mV/V
Rated output - Rationalised (applies to single direction calibrations) 2.0 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance ±0.1 % RL
Zero load output ±4 % RL
Temperature effect on rated output per °C ±0.002 % AL
Temperature effect on zero load output per °C ±0.005 % 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 350 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500
Overload - Safe 20 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 100 % RL

All standard ranges are manufactured in aluminium.

Structural stiffness - Nominal

Range (N) Stiffness (N/m) Range (N) Stiffness (N/m) Range (N) Stiffness (N/m)
50 4.3 x 104 100 8.6 x 104 300 1.3 x 105


  1. AL = Applied load.
  2. RL = Rated load.
  3. Temperature coefficients apply over the compensated range.


The loadcell is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 4 core screened cable type 7-2-4C.

Excitation + = Red, Excitation - = Blue, Signal + = Yellow, Signal - = Green, 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 Loadcell availability.
PDF data-sheet Printable data-sheet. Right click on the link to download the file.