• Tension / compression / bi-directional calibration
  • Compact size
  • Low deflection
  • Hardened stainless steel body
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 2 year warranty

F252 Pancake Loadcell

Geometry: Low profile axial loadcell for use in force measurements in tension and compression.

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 F252 is ideal for engineering force measurements particularly in applications where there is a limit on the height of the loadcell. It can be used for test machines and a wide range of general industrial applications.

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 Guide.

Ordering Codes

See the loadcell ordering code sheet for more details. Add range in the required force units.
F252CF00K0 Compression, unrationalised F252CF00KN Compression, rationalised
F252TF00K0 Tension, unrationalised F252TF00KN Tension, rationalised
F252UF00K0 Bi-directional, unrationalised F252UF00KN Bi-directional, rationalised

F252 Specification

Parameter Value Unit
Non-linearity - Terminal ±0.1 % RL
Hysteresis ±0.1 % RL
Creep - 20 minutes ±0.05 % AL
Repeatability ±0.02 % RL
Rated output - Nominal 1.6 mV/V
Rated output - Rationalised 1.5 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance (applies to single direction calibrations) ±0.5 % RL
Zero load output ±4 % RL
Temperature effect on rated output per °C ±0.005 % AL
Temperature effect on zero load output per °C ±0.02 % RL
Temperature range - Compensated -10 to +50 °C
Temperature range - Safe -10 to +80 °C
Excitation voltage - Recommended 10 V
Excitation voltage - Maximum 20 V
Bridge resistance up to 400kgf 350 Ω
above 400kgf 700 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500
Overload - Safe 50 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 100 % RL
Weight - Nominal (excluding cable) 840 to 940 g

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)
1 3.0 x 106 4 1.2 x 107 10 3.0 x 107
2 6.0 x 106 8 2.4 x 107    


  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.


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.