Frequently Asked Questions

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Are your load cells REALLY made in America?
Absolutely. Our factory is located in Huntsville, AL. We do all our machining, electrical assembly and calibration on site.
What are your load cell calibration capabilities?
1g to 1,600,000 Lbf; currently commissioning our 10,000,000 Lbf test stand
Why should I repair my load cell and how many times can it be repaired?
Load cells are made of elastic metal that can be loaded 10-12 million cycles until the metal is fatigued. If an electrical component fails, it can be replaced as long as the metal is not fatigued.
What is the typical turn-around time for load cell repairs?
Standard load cells can usually be repaired in about 2 weeks.
Can you rebuild a load cell to high temperature specifications?
Yes. We stock high temperature load cell components and routinely manufacture and repair load cells to as high as 400F operating and 550F survivability.
What is the benefit of having a custom load cell?
We can design and build a load cell that fits your application, rather than modifying your fixturing to integrate weighing.
Can repaired load cells be expedited?
Yes, an expedited repair service is available for a nominal fee.
What is the capacity range of load cells you can manufacture?
We manufacture load cells up to capacities of 10,000,000Lbf
What is your warranty period?
We offer a 2 year warranty for new load cells, 1 year for repair and high temp load cells.
What if I don't know what type of load cell I should use?

National Scale Technology has an in-house design team to help you determine the best type of load cell (custom or standard) for your application.

Are you approved for Government/Defense acquisitions?
Yes. We routinely build for LHM, NG, NASA/MSFC. We provide DFARS compliant material and we are MADE IN THE USA.
What are the available temperature ranges for load cells?
High temperature load cells can be constructed to 400 and up to 550F.
What do I do to send a repair to National Scale Technology?
Repair Page