LC-500G Low Tension Load Cells

Ideal for lightweight, single strand applications such as wire, fiber optics and filament textiles

Full wheatstone bridge strain gauge configurations

Easy mounting options

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LC-500G Low Tension Load Cells Overview

Lightweight single strand applications including wire, fiber optics and filament textiles face the requirements of exacting tension measurement. For various reasons, lighter, thinner, finer materials are now demanded, and manufacturers require tension controls that can help facilitate those demands.

MAGPOWR’s Low Tension Load Cells (LC-500G & LC-500GS1) have full wheatstone bridge strain gauge configurations, and they meet the same industry-leading specifications as all other MAGPOWR load cells. The LC-500G, designed to mount easily into almost any single strand installation, also employs 360 degrees of overload protection, preventing the need for recalibration in the event of overload situations. For applications requiring special pulleys, the LC-500GS1 is available with provisions for a customer-supplied pulley.

LC-500G Low Tension Load Cells

Gage Resistance
350 Ω350 Ω
Nominal Excitation Voltage
10 VDC nominal10 VDC nominal
Operating Temperature Range
-22 - 203˚ F-30 - 95˚ C
Combined Non-Linearity and Hysteresis

0.5% of Full Scale Maximum


0.2% of Full Scale Maximum

Maximum Deflection at Full Load
0.014 in0.36 mm
  • Battery
  • Cardboard
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Food and Beverage
  • Nonwovens
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Specialty Converting
  • Tag and Label
  • Towel and Tissue