Compression load cells

The Alfa Laval Weighing System with Compression Load Cells provides precision measurement for hygienic mixing, dosing, level regulation or batch processes. Compact and straightforward, it is perfect for use in tanks from 300 kg up to 100 tons in size.

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Hygienic weighing accuracy – both easy and flexible

  • Maximize process uptime with high-precision, high-accuracy load cell measurement
  • Cut costs and contamination risks thanks to hygienic, hermetically sealed stainless steel design
  • Easy to install, operate, maintain and clean due to compact footprint, load cell management, and straighforward design with no moving parts
  • Versatile, customizable weighing solution with broad range of fieldbus interfaces, digital cables and ATEX and IECEx versions
For accurate measurements for hygienic processes, count on the Alfa Laval Weighing System with Compression Load Cells. These capacitive digital load cells tolerate very high overloads, sideloads and torsion. It covers weighing needs from 0 to 100,000 kg and tolerates up to 1,000% overload. Perfect for use in the food, dairy, brewery, and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Process weighing
  • Tank, vessel and silo
  • Filling and dosing
  • Level measurement


Special product models:

ATEX and IECEx versions for use in potentially explosive areas available

Tired of unreliable and unhygienic load cells?

The Alfa Laval load cells are based on a patented digital capacitive technology that features a number of advantages compared to other technologies used for measuring force and weight.

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How it works


The Alfa Laval Weighing System with Compression Load Cells features patented digital capacitive technology that has a non-contact capacitive sensor mounted inside the load cell body.

Each weighing system consists of: Several load cells, including load cell modules, an electronic output module, which can be either analogue or digital and control modules for the load cells and cable. To ensure robust and reliable connection between the tank and the load cells, Alfa Laval offers an additional range of tank legs that fits to the load cells.

Factory pre-calibration does away with time-consuming onsite adjustments during commissioning. No costly, complicated mounting kits, stay rods or overload protection devices. Just precise load cell weighing and management at its best.

When a load is applied, a portion of the load is transmitted to each load cell, which sends an electrical signal proportional to the load sensed to the control module. The control module converts the signals to an accurate weight reading.

Because there is no contact between the capacitive sensor and the load cell body, the load cells are largely unaffected by overload, side loads, torsion, shocks and welding voltages. This makes straightforward mechanical load cell installation possible. A proprietary application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) in the load cell converts, compensates and calibrates the output from the ceramic load cell weight sensor, enabling plug-and-play operation and accurate compression load cell measurement.

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Close at Hand Catalogue

Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment product catalogue "Close at hand" includes product leaflets, performance curves, links to animations, brochures and lists for ordering purposes.

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CAD portal

Download the product models in Neutral or Native CAD file formats. It is also possible to download 3D PDF files.

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Part of a broad instrumentation range

Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of instrumentation intended for hygienic applications in the dairyfoodbeverage,home carepersonal carebiotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

For a broader instrumentation range, explorer the differentproduct categories: analytical instrumentscleaning validation instrumentsflow instrumentslevel instrumentspressure instruments and temperature instruments.