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Sherborne Sensors Introduces Series SS5000 Miniature High Output Universal Load Cells - Units Weigh Just Eight Ounces, Offer +10 Vdc Full Range Output.

Sherborne Sensors (Sherborne) ( has announced the North American launch of Series SS5000, a family of miniature strain gauge load cells, designed to measure both tension and compression loads. Series SS5000 is specially designed with integral amplification, offering users a high accuracy measurement output of +10 Vdc over their full range. Most load cells on the market of this type offer only mV output.

With units weighing just eight ounces (250 grams nominal), the size and performance characteristics of Series SS5000 allow them to be used in a variety of applications, including materials testing; medical device design and testing; QC and laboratory testing; R&D projects; renewable energy systems; consumer products testing; robotics; general force measurement; weighing and scale-related applications, and many others.

Series SS5000 offers four measurement ranges, from ±250 to ±2,000N (+3000N maximum), with units occupying a footprint of 17.52 inches (44.5 cm) in diameter, 12.21 inches (31 cm) in length, and reliably operating over a temperature range of -13 to +167 °F (-25 to +75 °C). Units feature an internal stainless steel load cell element, which offers unusually high resistance to overload, shock and corrosion. The Wheatstone bridge design is fully compensated for temperature effects on zero output and sensitivity. Because of their highly durable construction, Series SS5000 has superior long-term stability and minimal effects from small off-axis loads. All load cells come standard with an integral multi-conductor cable, and male thread studs for load attachment.

For additional technical details, drawings and specifications, contact Sherborne Sensors toll-free (in the US) at 1-877-486-1766 or +44 (0)870 444 0728; via email at:, or visit

About Sherborne Sensors:
Sherborne Sensors is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-precision inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers and load cells, rotary encoders, instrumentation and accessories for industrial, military and aerospace customers. Products offered under the Sherborne Sensors brand are renowned for their ultra-reliability and long-life precision within critical applications. Recent acquisition of synergistic technologies by Sherborne Sensors within our inclinometer and force and load cell offerings has allowed customers to benefit from expanded product lines, with added benefits of engineering support, global sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, stocking programs, and continuous product improvement.

For more information, please contact :-

Sherborne Sales Dept.
Sherborne Sensors Limited
1 Ringway Centre, Edison Road, Basingstoke RG21 6YH United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1256 630300
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August 2009

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