Beam Load Cells


MSNST #13XXXXX & #14XXXXX Load Cell Highlights:

  • Capacities from 100 pounds all the way to 1,000,000 LBS
  • Shear-beam, bending-beam, and single-point style models available 
  • Optional connector, dual-bridge, or integral cable configurations
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product description

Measurement Specialists Inc, dba National Scale Technology, manufactures shear beam, or cantilever-style load cells optimized to weigh between 100 and 1,000,000 pounds for applications which include movement. On-site electrical engineers and technicians allow for customized bridge, excitation, output, and wiring configurations.

Beam load cells are horizontal, rectangular sills ideal for use in medical scales, packaging and shipping scales, and vehicle scales. Thanks to an inherent self-centering design, Measurement Specialists’ beam cells are great for providing uplift restraint. MSNST manufactures units interchangeable with most other force measurement brands – consistently reporting higher performance metrics in terms of accuracy and durability. 

MSNST has been a provider and distributor of weighing solutions across the world for 40 years now, and carries beam/cantilever style load cells customizable to fit any need.

Specifications reflect beam-style load cells either currently in stock, or previously engineered and ready-to-assemble, as of August 2022. Accuracy data based on full-scale output readings upon completion of production, which is an average 6–8 weeks period for new load cells. Pricing available for off-the-shelf MSNST #13XXXXX and #14XXXXX units.


Construction 17-4PH Stainless Steel, 4340 Carbon Steel, or A36 Alloy Steel
Example Capacities US LBF 100 LBF ; 500 LBF ; 1K LBF ; 5K LBF ; 10K LBF ; 50K LBF ; 100K LBF ; 200K LBF
Example Capacities Metric kN 0.4 kN ; 2 kN ; 4 kN ; 22 kN ; 44 kN ; 222 kN ; 444 kN ; 889 kN
Excitation Voltage 10V–15V
Excitation Voltage
2mV / V | 0V–10V, 4mA–20mA (customer preference)
Temperature Range
(additional ranges optional)
0°F — 150°F | (-17°C — 65°C)
Bridge Resistance 350Ω | (additional resistances available based on customer preference)
Insulation Resistance 5000 MΩ
Accuracy & Precision Hysteresis: 0.03% RO | Non-Linearity: 0.05% RO | Zero Balance: 1.00% RO
Maximun Load Safe: 150% | Ultimate: 300%

Please note that specifications or results may vary as we strive to improve our products. Additional information including dimensions and technical drawings available upon request.