Load Cells banner

Donut Load Cells

A reliable source for Load Cells information and leading Load Cells Companies & Manufacturers.

These applications can include bolt force measurement, clamping force measurements, and monitoring overload post or leg mounting systems. They are usually made with carbon steel or stainless steel, but some custom designs, however, can include aluminum in the structure of the load cell. Read More…

Donut Load Cells Donut load cells are load cells designed with a compact, smooth, thru-hole construction, and these load cells are utilized in applications that require the load to pass through the cell.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

Our load cells are manufactured with the highest attention to detail at all stages. Whether it is through the design stage, engineering stage, or through hundreds of tests run daily, we ensure that our products outshine all competitor products.

Request A Quote

Strainsert Company $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection.

Request A Quote

ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Webb City, MO  |  800-441-4237

At Cardinal/DETECTO, we have made it our goal to ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality load cells in the industry in order exceed customer expectation 100 percent of the time. Our products are top of the line and will provide the lasting value that you have been searching for! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you or contact us via telephone or email today!

Request A Quote

Cardinal/DETECTO $$$

Harvest, AL  |  866-762-2684

Customer service and satisfaction is our number one goal. We take the time to consider each case individually, so that we can explore precisely what will meet your needs the best- whether it is compression load cells, scales, or labels. You can learn more about what we do when you visit our website or call today! We would love to start serving you right away!

Request A Quote

Coti Global Sensors $$$

Dartmouth, MA  |  800-849-4016

Since 1990, Sensing Systems has been providing a full scope of measurement services and manufacturing high quality stain gage base sensors. We have a host of load cells/force sensors for you to choose from: standard or custom, high capacity, pharmaceutical sensors, calibration services, strain gaging services and much more. A variety of torque sensors are available along with many other services.

Request A Quote

Sensing Systems Corporation $$$

West Columbia, SC  |  800-277-2439

At Carolina Scales, we strive to take weighing solutions to a new level. We continuously evaluate emerging technologies and partner with other leading manufacturers to offer our customers the most advanced, yet cost-effective solutions available for specialized applications. With over 30,000 quality load cells and mounts available, nobody offers faster, more reliable service.

Request A Quote

Carolina Scales Inc. $$$
placeholder image Strainsert Company ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. Cardinal/DETECTO Coti Global Sensors Sensing Systems Corporation Carolina Scales Inc.

Depending on the application at hand, these load cells can come in a variety of different frame sizes, materials, and configurations. Since these load cells have to withstand large compressive and tension forces, they must be constructed from durable materials. For this reason, donut load cells are most commonly manufactured from stainless steel or carbon steel. In addition, many manufacturers offer a diverse range of standard sizes and models, but load cells can also be customized to fit more unique specifications or special applications.

Subminiature Donut Load Cells Subminiature Donut Load Cells - tecsis LP

Usually, donut load cells are manufactured as a circular sensor with a hole passing through the center, a donut-shaped sensor. The size of the frame as well as the diameter of the through hole can all vary, and some of these load cells can even be custom designed to accommodate off-center loading.

With the unique design of these kinds of load cells, it is possible to monitor the forces being applied by loads passing through the cell. For example, a donut load cell can be used to measure the compression force applied by a tightened bolt. The threads of the bolt can pass through the center of the cell and be screwed into a threaded hole. As the bolt is tightened, the head of the bolt comes into contact with the top of the load cell and begins to apply a compressive force, which can then be measured.

This is only a simple example of donut load cell use, but these load cells can be used in a multitude of industrial applications to monitor and measure important compressive forces.

When selecting a load cell, customers should consider and compare like for like features and consider aspects like the construction of the load cell and the cable entry method.

If the load cell will be used in applications that must be accomplished in harsh environments, protection for the load cell will have to be considered to ensure they provide reliable, long-lasting performance. Extra protection can be achieved through the use of additional coatings, like greases or paints, or through the use of a variety of plating materials. The load cell's design should also provide protection from everyday materials they might come in contact with like water or solvents.

Donut Load Cells Informational Video