Accurate strip tension measurement is a prerequisite for keeping the strip tension constant within the desired range, during both acceleration and deceleration. This allows for optimal strip quality, increasing process uptime and preventing strip breaks. The system is proven to be exceptionally robust and resilient to high forces as well as aggressive mill agents. The load cells are calibration free, can withstand overloads up to 10 times the nominal force, and have an impressive life length. The load cells come in different sizes up to 200 kN.