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Due to the mechanical design, the FN3042 is especially durable.  It measures tension and compression in standard ranges from 5 kN to 500 kN and is able to undergo more than 1 000 000 cycles of full scale with very little change in zero offset stability.

The sensor housing can be supplied fully stainless steel with high IP protection level for fatigue test benches or regulation in high temperature or corrosive fluids environments.

With many years of experience as a designer and manufacturer of sensors, Measurement Specialties, Inc. often works with customers to design or customize sensors for specific uses and testing environments. To meet your needs we also offer complete turnkey systems. The matched components (sensor, power, amplifier and digital display) are formatted, calibrated and ready for immediate use.


  • Heavy duty cylindrical load cell
  • Ranges from 5 to 500 kN [1 to 100 klbf]
  • Tension and Compression
  • Suited for fatigue and crash testing
  • High Level Output with Integrated Amplifier
  • High stiffness
  • Accuracy: 0.25% F.S.
  • Skydrol compatible on request
  • Integrated amplifier optional


Please review product documents or contact us for the latest agency approval information.  

Product Type Features

  • Sensor Type  Force Load Cells

Electrical Characteristics

  • Full Scale Range (Newton) 5000 – 500000

  • Full Scale Range (lbf) 1000 – 100000

  • Supply Voltage (VDC) 10, 10 – 30, ±15

Signal Characteristics

  • Output Signal  ±1.5 mV/V, ±2 V, ±5 V

Usage Conditions

  • Operating Temperature  -20 – 80 °C [ -4 – 176 °F ]


  • Force Direction  Compression, Tension

  • Protection Index  IP50

  • Accuracy (% of FS) ±.25

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