Pressductor PillowBlock load cells - vertical force measurement


The Vertical Mini Series PillowBlock is a "true" vertical force load cell, and measures only the total sum of the force components that are at a right angle to its top surface. 

The load cell is designed to measure vertical forces in both directions in most types of web processing machinery used in the converting, plastic film, printing, textiles, and other industries.

  • Quality load cells that eliminates drift and recalibration
  • Wide operating range
  • Easy to apply
Pressductor® Technology


Properties PFCL301E
Nominal load
(rated capacity) kN 0.2 0.5 1.0
Lbs. 45 112 225
Extended load kN 0.3 0.75 1.5
Lbs. 67 169 337
Permitted load
Transverse direction kN 0.05 0.125 0.25
(horizontal) h=135 mm Lbs. 11 28 56
Overload capacity
Measurement direction kN 0.6 1.5 3.0
(vertical) Lbs. 135 337 674
Transverse direction kN 0.3 0.75 1.5
(horizontal) h=135 mm Lbs. 67 169 337
Deflection mm 0.020 0.024 0.040
1/1000 in. 0.8 0.8 1.2
Spring constant kN/mm 9.0 22.0 34.0
1000 Lbs./inch 52 124 197

Hight (h) from load cell's bottom surface to roll center line.

Pressductor® Technology

The first Pressductor transducer was developed in Västerås, Sweden, in the early 1950's and patented in 1954.

ABB's well-known Pressductor® Technology is a measurement principle based on the magnetoelastic effect - the magnetic properties of a material are influenced by the mechanical force applied to it.

When exposed to mechanical force, ABB's Pressductor transducer produces measurement signals as a result of changes in magnetic fields. (Move your mouse over the illustration to see these changes.) Because these signals are not contingent upon physical movement or deformation, the load cells combine sensitivity with extraordinary tolerance to overloads and virtually no built-in limit to the number of load cycles.

The ABB Pressductor transducers produces high-power, low-impedance AC signals that are very resistant to electrical interference and earth faults.

ABB's Pressductor transducer stands for unbeatable load cell performance, thanks to its unique combination of accuracy, overload capacity and ability to withstand harsh environments. By using this technology you will achieve higher quality and reliability, especially under demanding conditions.


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