• Tension / compression / bi-directional calibration
  • Low profile
  • Custom modifications to suit your application
  • Sealed to IP65
  • Hardened stainless steel construction
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price

F254 Fatigue Rated Pancake Loadcell

Geometry: Shear web structure with high vertical and lateral mechanical stiffness.

The F254 is designed for high levels of cyclic loading and is readily adapted to series mechanical connection within actuator rods or pistons by using our ‘in-line’ adapter.

The loadcell has good output symmetry between compression and tension operation. All standard bi-directional loadcells are calibrated in both modes. If you require a recessed boss the F318 pancake loadcell may be more suitable. The F318 has standard ranges from 1 to 500kN.

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.
F254CFR0K0 Compression, IP65, unrationalised F254CFR0KN Compression, IP65, rationalised
F254TFR0K0 Tension, IP65, unrationalised F254TFR0KN Tension, IP65, rationalised
F254UFR0K0 Bi-directional, IP65, unrationalised F254UFR0KN Bi-directional, IP65, rationalised
Change the F to a P for the connector version.

F254 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 2.1 mV/V
Rated output - Rationalised 2 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance (applies to single direction calibrations) ±0.5 % RL
Output symmetry ±0.2 % AO
Fatigue life 108 ±RL cycles
Zero load output ±4 % RL
Temperature effect on rated output per °C ±0.005 % 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 20 V
Bridge resistance 700 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500
Fixing bolt torque (bolt grade 8.8) - 25kN range 25 Nm
- Other ranges 48 Nm
Overload - Safe 50 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 200 % RL
Sealing IP65  

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)
25 1.3 x 109 100 1.7 x 109    
50 2.6 x 109 200 3.4 x 109    


  1. AL = Applied load.
  2. RL = Rated load.
  3. AO = Average of tension and compression outputs for full load.
  4. Temperature coefficients apply over the compensated range.


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 Loadcell availability.
Fittings Loadbuttons and socket plates.
PDF data-sheet Printable data-sheet. Right click on the link to download the file.