Stellar Technology VLU850 Series

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Product Features

  • General purpose subminiature tension or compression load cell
  • Small size
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • All welded stainless steel
  • 5 point calibration record traceable to NIST (0, 50%, 100%, 50%, 0)
  • Temperature effect on zero ±0.01% FSO/°F
  • Temperature effect on span ±0.01% Reading/°F
  • Zero balance ±3% FSO


The VLU850 General purpose subminiature tension or compression load cell series from Stellar Technology, offers maximum load range from 10lbs to 1k lbs with an accuracy of ±0.5% BFSL. These load cells are designed for applications requiring very small size, very little mass and rugged construction. The VLC856 from Stellar Technology are constructed from all welded stainless steel, with bonded foil strain gauged force sensors which provide reliable performance for demanding applications. Temperature range of −40°F (-40°C) to +250°F (+121.11°C) and each unit has a 5 point calibration record traceable to NIST as standard.

  • General purpose subminiature tension or compression load cell
  • Small size
  • Maximum load ranges of 10lbs, 25lbs, 50lbs, 100lbs, 250lbs, 500lbs and 1k lbs
  • Temperature range −40°F (-40°C) to +250°F (+121.11°C)
  • Accuracy of ±0.5% BFSL
  • Electrical output of 2mV/V nominal
  • Temperature effect on zero of ±0.01% FSO/°F
  • Temperature effect on span of ±0.01% reading/°F
  • Zero balance of ±3% FSO
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • Each unit comes with a 5 point calibration record traceable to NIST

The VLC856 series from Stellar Technology come in both a single or dual in-line stud configurations and are ideal for applications involving skeletal analysis, filament and fibre testing. Full optional features include:

  • Special full scale ranges
  • Special calibration
  • Metric versions
  • Customer specified cable lengths
  • Temperature range −65°F (-53.89°C) to +400°F (+204.44°C)

Potential markets for the Stellar Technology VLU850 series include:

  • Defence systems, aerospace
  • Alternative energy, industrial automation
  • Medical and pharmaceutical, power generation
  • Oil and gas, process
  • test and measurement
  • Transportation and automotive, subsea

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Stellar Technology VLU850 Series

Please be advised that due to the ongoing supply issues with raw materials affecting the global electronics industry, as well as an increase in orders received by our manufacturing partners, a large number of products are facing increased lead times in recent months. For the latest lead time and stock availability, please contact one of our engineers who will be happy to discuss lead times further and the potential for alternative parts.