Product information "Shear beam load cell K40N"

The K40N Shear Beam Load Cells are one of the most widely used sensors in the field of weighing technology. The load cells are manufactured from stainless steel and characterized with high accuracy and linearity. These load cells are approved to OIML R60 for 3000 d and guarantee accurate and reproducible results over a long term in harsh industrial environments. The current calibration output ensures easy and accurate parallel connection of multiple load cells, which removes the need for corner load adjustment. The load cell is laser-welded and meets the requirements of protection class IP66. The hermetically sealed enclosure allows operation even under harsh operating conditions.

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Typical Application

Platform scales, Floor scales, Silo, Hopper and Tank Scales and weighing systems, Big-Bag Scales, Filling and Bagging Machines, Force and Torque Measurements in the test machines and Industrial Automation


  • Stainless steel construction
  • Capacity: 500-2500 kg 
  • Accuracy class C3, Y=10.000
  • Approved to OIML R60 up to 3000 d
  • Protection class: IP 66
  • Design: The measuring element is hermetically sealed and has a calibrated output current
  • Robust design for harsh industrial environment
  • Low profile with unique load introduction by blind loading hole
  • Compatible with other sources


Load application / modules / installation aids for the load cells


Easy installation of the shear force sensor by an optimal power transmission by means of a blind hole.




Type Nominal load, Emax Accuracy class
K40N-C3-0500 500 kg C3
K40N-C3-1000 1.000 kg C3
K40N-C3-1500 1.500 kg C3
K40N-C3-2500 2.500 kg C3


All information in mm | Technical changes reserved

Breaking load (Ed): 200 % of emax
Cable length: 3 m
Input resistance (RLC) at reference temperature: 1106 ± 10 Ω
Insulation resistance: >5.000 MΩ
Kennwert vom relativen Mindestteilungswert d. WZ (Y = Emax / vmin): 10.000 Teile von Emax
Limit load (EL): 120 % of Emax
Material: Stainless steel
Maximum permitted supply voltage (BU): 15 V
Minimum preload (Emin): 0
Nominal load (Emax): 1.000 kg, 1.500 kg, 2.500 kg, 500 kg
Nominal temperature range (BT): - 10 ... + 40 °C
Nominal value (Cn): 2,0 mV/V
Number of division values (nLC): 3000
Output resistance (RO) at reference temperature: 1000 ± 5 Ω
Product-group: Load cell
Protection class according to (DIN 40.050 / EN 60529): IP 66
Recommended supply voltage (Uref): 5 - 12 V
Zero adjustment: ≤ ± 5% v. Cn
Accuracy class: C3 (nach OIML R 60)

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Accessory Items

Block box EK
Terminal box for
extending load cell cables
Weighing terminal MWI / GTW
Professional weighing terminal
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Weight Transmitter WTS
Weighing transducer
with analog output
Load foot K40
Height-adjustable stainless steel load foot for load cells with blind hole