Low-Profile Load Cells


MSNST #15XXXXX & #16XXXXX Load Cell Highlights:

  • Capacities from 25 pounds all the way to 4,000,000 LBS
  • Optional connector, dual-bridge, or integral cable configurations
  • Additional mounting hardware available for model installation
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product description

Measurement Specialists Inc, dba National Scale Technology, manufactures low-profile (“pancake”) load cells in shear web and diaphragm styles optimized to weigh as little as 25 pounds all the way up to 4,000,000 LBS for compression, tension, and fatigue-testing applications. On-site electrical engineers and technicians allow for customized bridge, excitation, output, and wiring configurations. 

Low-profile load cells are flat, circular plates ideal for implementing affordable, intrinsically safe, and versatile weighing systems. Thanks to their minimal size, Measurement Specialists’ shear-web and diaphragm-style cells are great for weighing hoppers, silos, and tanks often utilized in agricultural and steel applications. 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 low-profile or pancake-style load cells customizable to fit any need.

Specifications reflect low-profile-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 #15XXXXX and #16XXXXX units.


Construction 17-4PH Stainless Steel, 4340 Carbon Steel, or A36 Alloy Steel
Example Capacities US LBF 500 LBF ; 1K LBF ; 5K LBF ; 10K LBF ; 50K LBF ; 100K LBF ; 500K LBF ; 1M LBF
Example Capacities Metric kN 2 kN ; 4 kN ; 22 kN ; 44 kN ; 222 kN ; 444 kN ; 2224 kN ; 4448 kN
Excitation Voltage 10V–15V
Excitation Voltage
2 mV / V | 0V–5V, 4mA–20mA (customer preference)
Temperature Range
(additional ranges optional)
10°F — 115°F | (-12°C — 46°C)
Bridge Resistance 350Ω | (additional resistances available based on customer preference)
Insulation Resistance 5000 MΩ
Accuracy & Precision Linearity: 0.04% FS | Repeatability: 0.01% 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.