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F232/3 Multi-Axis Loadcell

Ranges 100N to 5kN (10 to 500kgf)

  • 2 & 3 axis versions
  • Custom force ranges
  • Simple installation
  • Direct output from each axis without calculation
  • Traceable calibration with certificate included in the standard price
  • Standard 1 year warranty

Specification

Parameter

Value

Unit

Non-linearity - Terminal

±0.5

% RL

Hysteresis

±0.5

% RL

Creep - 20 minutes

±0.1

% AL

Repeatability

±0.02

% RL

Maximum cross talk

3

% RL

Calibration force centre

x=0, y=0, z=-4.5

mm

Rated output - Nominal

1.2

mV/V

Zero load output

±4

% RL

Temperature effect on rated output per °C

±0.005

% AL

Temperature effect on zero load output per °C

±0.01

% RL

Temperature range - Compensated

-10 to +50

°C

Temperature range - Safe

-10 to +80

°C

Excitation voltage - Recommended

10

V

Excitation voltage - Maximum

10

V

Bridge resistance X & Y axis

350

Ω

Z axis

700

Ω

Insulation resistance - Minimum at 50Vdc

500

Overload - Safe

50

% RL

Overload - Ultimate

100

% RL

Weight - Nominal (excluding cable)

200

g

The F232 measures forces in two axes at 90° and the F233 measures forces in 3 mutually perpendicular axes. Apart from error evaluations, each output is pure and requires no mathematical manipulation.

The loadcell is moment sensitive requiring calibration to be carried out at a specified force centre. The standard centre is specified in the specification. If this is not suitable for your application please consult our engineering department about alternative calibrations.

The F232/3 is ideally suited to many industrial and scientific applications, including automotive and medical research.

The loadcell can be manufactured with force ranges to suit the application. The Z axis can have a different force range from the X and Y axes. Please consult our engineering department about the viability of the required ranges. The example shown in the picture and drawing is a 500N model; there will be small differences in the dimensions for other ranges.

We are happy to design variants of this loadcell to meet your specific requirements. Other types of multi-axis loadcell can be supplied with ranges up to 20kN. Versions can be manufactured for higher temperature operation. Please consult our engineering department.

Additional information on specifying a multi-axis loadcell can be found in Engineering Sheet E015.

Order Codes

Code

Description

Most F232/3 loadcells are manufactured to special requirements and are given an F232-Zxxxx or F233-Zxxxx number.

Structural Stiffness - Nominal

Range (kN)

Stiffness (N/m)

100 N (per axis)

5 kN (per axis)

Notes

  • AL = Applied load.
  • RL = Rated load.
  • Temperature coefficients apply over the compensated range.
  • Values apply to all axes unless otherwise specified.

Connections

The F232 is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 9 core screened cable type 7-1-9C. The F233 is fitted with 2 metres of PVC insulated 12 core screened cable type 7-1-12C. The screen is not connected to the loadcell body.

Function Wire Colour
  X axis Y axis Z axis
Excitation + Red Violet Orange
Excitation - Blue Black Turquoise
Signal + Yellow Brown Pink
Signal - Green White Grey
Screen Orange (thick)    

Files

Type

Title

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Outline

Outline drawing of the product.

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STEP File

F232/3-C/T/U-FR000 Standard 500N range

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