• Integral overload stops
  • Tension / compression / bi-directional calibration
  • Simple installation
  • Small diameter
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 2 year warranty

F301 Low Range Stylus Loadcell

The F301 is a compact bending beam loadcell for low range force measurements. Its small diameter eases mounting problems in existing systems. All standard bi-directional loadcells are calibrated in both modes.

The loadcell has integral overload stops to protect against overloading in the vertical axis. Torsional loads about the longitudinal axis may damage the loadcell.

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.
F301CF00H0 Compression, unrationalised F301CF00HN Compression, rationalised
F301TF00H0 Tension, unrationalised F301TF00HN Tension, rationalised
F301UF00H0 Bi-directional, unrationalised F301UF00HN Bi-directional, rationalised

F301 Specification

Parameter Value Unit
Non-linearity - Terminal ±0.1 % RL
Hysteresis ±0.1 % RL
Creep - 20 minutes ±0.05 % AL
Repeatability ±0.03 % RL
Rated output - Nominal 1.0 mV/V
Rated output - Rationalised 0.8 mV/V
Rationalisation tolerance (applies to single direction calibrations) 0.5 % RL
Zero load output ±8 % 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 350 Ω
Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc 500
Overload - Safe 20 % RL
Overload - Ultimate 100 % RL
Weight - Nominal (excluding cable) 18 to 20  g

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)
1 1.2 x 103 3 3.6 x 103    


  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 7-1-4C.

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.

When this loadcell is rationalised the resistors are housed in a capsule located in the loadcell cable 100mm from the free end. Capsule dimensions are Ø10mm by 57mm.

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.