S-Beam Load Cells

The Biometrics' S-Beam range of sensors are precision load cells providing a complete ready to go solution for measurements of load or force.

The sensor is focused to the needs of the researcher with high precision yet ease of use in mind. Designed for general research applications including the fields of medicine, industrial ergonomics and sports science, the S-Beam load cell when combined with the versatility of the Biometrics' DataLINK or DataLOG data acquisition systems makes an ideal research and teaching tool.

The S-Beam range of load cells may be used for both compression and tension applications. They may be used in-line or end mounted or a combination of both, and may be used in any attitude. They come standard with a metric female thread at either end to aid with mounting on a firm surface, or to aid with the attachment of mechanical eyes for looping through ropes.

By simple interfacing to either the Biometrics' DataLINK or DataLOG data acquisition units and utilizing the management & analysis software, load or force may be displayed & analyzed in units of N, Kg or lbs. There is no need to calibrate the device each time it is used as this is done during manufacture. The device is ready to go giving accurate readings for both static and dynamic applications.

Product Numbers

SB-500 (capacity 500N)
SB-1000 (capacity 1000N)
SB-2500 (capacity 2500N)
SB-5000 (capacity 5KN)
NOTE: Maximum capacity for DataLITE systems is 2.5KN



Standard ranges: 0 to 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5 KN
Safe overload: 50% of full scale with no loss in calibration
Cable: flexible grade PVC
Cable length: 5,000 mm
Output plug: Direct compatibility with Biometrics' DataLITE (Maximum capacity for DataLITE systems is 2.5KN ), DataLOG & DataLINK
Mass and dimensions:

Capacity Mass A B C D
0 to 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5 KN 0.35 Kg 70.0 25.0 75.0 M12


Excitation voltage: 15.0 Vdc maximum
Sensitivity: 2.00 mV / V
Accuracy: better than 0.25% Full Scale
Thermal sensitivity: 0.005% full range output / °C
Input impedance: 350 Ohms
Output impedance: 350 Ohms


Unit not to be subject to autoclave sterilising techniques.

Operating temperature range: -10 °C to +50 °C
Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +70 °C
Operating humidity range: 30% to 75%
Storage humidity range: 10% to 100%
Atmospheric pressure range:
Operation 500 hPa to 1060 hPa
Storage 700 hPa to 1060 hPa

Note: An AD2 wireless adaptor is required to connect to DataLITE systems.