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Bolt-On Load Cells

These load cells are designed to be attached to structures to measure the strain imposed by loading. The most common use of the Bolt-on load cell in to weigh the contents of large silos and hoppers containing aggregate, cement, sugar, coal and animal feed products.

For accurate and repeatable results it is necessary to achieve a minimum loading of 2500 lbs per square inch (lb/in²) of supporting leg cross sectional area.

To check whether bolt-on sensors are suitable for your vessel we have created the calculator below.  Simply enter the following 3 variables:

  1. The maximum amount of material that the vessel holds (in lbs)
  2. The cross sectional area of one supporting leg (in in²)
  3. The number of legs supporting the vessel

Maximum Material Weight (lbs)

Cross-Sectional Area Of 1 Leg (in²)

Number Of Legs

Resultant Strain (lbs/in²)

If the result of this calculation is 2500 lb/in² or greater then a bolt-on system is feasible in your application.

Note: Due to the availability of on-site support our bolt-on load cells are only available for sale if the installation site is within the UK.

We have considerable experience in the specification and installation of bolt-on systems and would be pleased to discuss your application and advise on its suitability for this technology.  Please call us on 0118 981 7339, email is via [email protected], or use our contact us page.

To support the bolt-on load cells we offer a comprehensive range of analogue and digital instrumentation to provide a complete weighing system.

BOSS-F Bolt-On Load Cell

Bolt-On Load Cell


A BOSS-F Bolt-On Load Cell on Silo Leg

The BOSS-F Load Cell
Installed On A Silo Leg