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Load Cells

Load Cells (Electrical Resistance) | Model 3000

  • Model 3000 Series Load Cells.
  • Closeup of cable insertion showing Kellems® wire mesh grip.
  • Model 3000 Series Load Cell components.
  • Load cell used to monitor performance of tie-back in excavation.
  • Model 3000 Load Cell with the Model GK-502 Readout Box.
Model 3000

The Model 3000 Load Cell is made from an annulus of high-strength steel or aluminum, with electrical resistance strain gauges in a Wheatstone Bridge configuration. The load cell is designed primarily for use on tiebacks and rockbolts, although they may be used during pile load tests and for monitoring loads in crosslot struts and tunnel supports, etc. In most cases, the load cells are used in conjunction with a hydraulic jack and bearing plates.


Rated Capacities¹
100 to 10,000 kN
Over Range
150% F.S.
0.025% F.S.
±0.5% F.S.
Temperature Range
−20°C to +80°C
Internal Diameters¹
solid, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 mm

¹Other capacities and diameters available on request. Calibrations that exceed GEOKON'S NIST traceable capacity of approximately 10,675 kN are subcontracted to an accredited testing laboratory.

²Established under laboratory conditions. System accuracy depends on end loading conditions.

Please Note: GEOKON maintains an ongoing policy of design review and reserves the right to amend products and specifications without notice. Various instruments are discontinued over time and replaced with new, updated models.