Load Cells (Electrical Resistance)

Load Cells (Electrical Resistance)

The Model 3000 Load Cell is made from an annulus of high-strength steel or aluminum, with electrical resistance strain gauges in a Wheatstone Bridge configuration. The load cell is designed primarily for use on tiebacks and rockbolts, although they may be used during pile load tests and for monitoring loads in crosslot struts and tunnel supports, etc. In most cases, the load cells are used in conjunction with a hydraulic jack and bearing plates.

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Features & Applications
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  • Wheatstone bridge internal strain gage configuration  
  • Internally compensates for eccentric loads 
  • Wide range of load capacities 
  • Captures static and dynamic loads 
  • Excellent stability for long-term measurements 
  • Waterproof 
  • Stainless steel construction 
  • Overload protection 


  • Cable stay bridges 
  • Pile load tests 
  • Threaded anchors 
  • Post-tensioning 


Rated Capacities¹ 100 to 10,000 kN
Over Range 150% F.S
Resolution 0.025% F.S.
Accuracy² ±0.5% F.S.
Temperature Range −20°C to +80°C
Internal Diameters¹ solid, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 mm


¹ Other capacities and diameters available on request. Calibrations that exceed Geokon’s NIST traceable capacity of approximately 10,675 kN are subcontracted to an accredited testing laboratory.
² Established under laboratory conditions. System accuracy depends on end loading conditions.


Options & Accessories

  • Spherical bearings
  • Copper bearing plates
  • Load capacities up to 1,100 T (10,000 kN)
  • Internal diameters up to 10 in (250 mm)
  • Cable bulkhead connector
  • Custom designs available