Cardinal Tension, Aluminum

Cardinal’s waterproof American-made model Z aluminum tension load cells are ideally suited for single load cell tension applications. Fabricated from aircraft-quality aluminum alloy, this cell offers a cost-effective solution to many tension applications. Each load cell has threaded holes on each end for hanger assemblies (metric threads available on most models) and a strain relief seal. These load cells are potted with a proprietary sealant that provides for superior water protection and, at the same time, remains flexible over the life of the load cell. Available capacities range from 50 lb / 22.68 kg to 1,000 lb / 453.6 kg. NTEP legal-for-trade.


  • NTEP Approval:  88-166A1
  • Rated Output:   2±5% mV/V
  • Cable Length:  9 m
  • Material:   Aluminum
  • Minimum Dead Load:   2.27 and 4.5 kg
  • Safe Load Limit: 150% R.C.
  • Ultimate Load:  300% R.C.

Product Options

Model Size Capacity Type
Z-50 - 50 lb Aluminum Alloy
Z-100 - 100 lb Aluminum Alloy
Z-250 - 250 lb Aluminum Alloy
Z-500 - 500 lb Aluminum Alloy
Z-1000 - 1,000 lb Aluminum Alloy