Beam load cells

The Alfa Laval Weighing System with Beam Load Cells provides precision measurement for hygienic processes that require level measurement, mixing, filling, dosing or batching. Compact and straightforward, it is perfect for load cell measurement in small or mobile tanks up to 4,000 kilos in size.

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Reliable, accurate bending beam load cells for hygienic process weighing

  • 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
Get reliable, accurate measurements for hygienic processes using the Alfa Laval Weighing System with Beam Load Cells. These capacitive digital load cells tolerate very high overloads, sideloads and torsion. Three standard accuracy ranges cover a weighing needs from 0 to 4,000 kg and tolerate up to 300% overload. Perfect for use in the food, dairy, brewery, and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Belt scales
  • Platform scales
  • Small vessels
  • Filling machines
  • Process equipment


Special product models:
ATEX and IECEx Alfa Laval Value Calculator cost estimator tool

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How it works


The Alfa Laval Weighing System with Beam 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 beam load cells, including load cell modules, an electronic output module (analogue or digital), load cell weight sensors, load cell control modules, 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 beam 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 load cell weight sensors 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 beam load cell converts, compensates and calibrates the output from the ceramic load cell weight sensors, enabling plug-and-play operation and accurate compression load cell measurement.

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Product catalogue

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

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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 dairy, foodbeverage,home carepersonal care, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

For a broader instrumentation range, explorer the different product categories: analytical instruments, cleaning validation instruments, flow instruments, level instruments, pressure instruments and temperature instruments.

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