• Hardened stainless steel construction
  • Sealed to IP65
  • Mounting assemblies available
  • Output rationalised to 2mV/V
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 2 year warranty

F268 Shear Beam Loadcell

Geometry: Shear strain beam for use in all process weighing applications and also engineering force measurement in compression or tension.

The F268 is ideally suited to process weighing applications which have harsh environmental requirements. The design configuration allows it to be used for installations for tank, hopper, weigh platforms or weigh bridges.

We are happy to design shear or bending beams 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.
F268CFR0HN Compression, IP65, rationalised F268TFR0HN Tension, IP65, rationalised
F268UFR0HN Bi-directional, IP65, rationalised    

F268 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 - Rationalised 2.0 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance (applies to single direction calibrations) ±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 50 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 100 % 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)
5 1.3 x 108 40 6.6 x 108 160 1.7 x 109
10 2.0 x 108 80 8.5 x 108    
20 3.3 x 108 120 1.3 x 109    


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


For ranges up to 4tonnefs the loadcell is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 4 core screened cable type 7-2-4C. Ranges above 4 tonnefs are fitted with 16-2-4C cable.

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.