Load Pins


MSNST #18XXXXX Load Cell Highlights:

  • Capacities from 500 pounds all the way to 7,625,000 LBS
  • Optional connector, dual-bridge, or integral cable configurations
  • Excellent weight-monitoring solution for overhead cranes & coiled tubing injectors
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product description

Measurement Specialists Inc, dba National Scale Technology, manufactures shear pin and clevis pin-style load cells, or “load pins”, optimized to weigh anywhere from 500 pounds all the way up to 7,625,000 LBS for hanging-weight and rotational applications. On-site electrical engineers and technicians allow for customized bridge, excitation, output, and wiring configurations. 

Shear pin, clevis pin, and cantilever pin-style load cells are hermetically-sealed cylinders ideal for rigging measurements. Thanks to their long operational life, Measurement Specialists’ pin load cells are great for retrofitting into existing clevis bolts, shear axles, shear pins, and shackle bolt devices. 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 discontinued pin-style load cells customizable to fit any need.

Specifications reflect shear pin and clevis pin-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 #18XXXXX units.


Construction 17-4PH Stainless Steel, 4340 Carbon Steel, or A36 Alloy Steel
Example Capacities US LBF 1000 LBF ; 5K LBF ; 10K LBF ; 50K LBF ; 100K LBF ; 500K LBF ; 1M LBF ; 2M LBF
Example Capacities Metric kN 4 kN ; 22 kN ; 44 kN ; 222 kN ; 444 kN ; 2224 kN ; 4448 kN ; 8896 kN
Excitation Voltage 10V–15V
Excitation Voltage
1.25 mV / V | 0V–5V, 4mA–20mA (customer preference)
Temperature Range
(additional ranges optional)
10°F — 400°F | (-12°C — 204°C)
Bridge Resistance 350Ω | (additional resistances available based on customer preference)
Insulation Resistance 5000 MΩ
Accuracy & Precision Linearity: 0.4% FS | Repeatability: 0.2% FS
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.