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Compression Load Cells

Compression load cells are used to calculate center of gravity of large and heavy objects common in the heavy lift and structural weighing industry. Straightpoint compression load cells are an industry leader for both their compact size and wireless capabilities. These powerful compression load cells can handle loads up to 1,000-ton.

Wired vs. Wireless Compression Load Cells

While we recommend wireless load cells for most compression-measuring applications, both styles have their advantages.

We break down some of the differences and benefits below - learn more about each on our blog!

Wireless LoadSafe Compression Load Cells

LoadSafe is a wireless compression load cell from Straightpoint that saves time and money by wirelessly and accurately monitoring your load. When combined with Straightpoint’s software, you can read and monitor up to 100 wireless compression load cells from your computer or tablet and generate real time test certificates on site, all from a safe distance.

The major benefit of this style is flexibility. As long as you are within signal range, you can move around the job site as needed. You also don't have to worry about fitting cables into your setup, which can be a hassle for some applications.

Wired Compression Load Cells

Straightpoint’s compression load cell with cable is an analog load cell equipped with a 30-foot output cable. In order to see readings, this cabled load cell requires a connection to Straightpoint’s Handheld Plus Controller (sold separately).

In some instances, wired compression load cells are necessary - the environment might make accurate readings impossible with a wireless option. Some examples are subsea applications or situations where there could be radio interference. This is the main reason most choose wired over wireless, although some do it to keep their setup old-school for ease of use.

Loadblock Plus

Loadblock Plus is a compact load cell with lower capacity ratings compared to other compression load cells from Straightpoint. The Loadblock Plus is self-indicating but can pair with an HHP Handheld Plus for monitoring from a safe distance.

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