Force measurement technology made in Germany

HKM Sensoren

Force transducers and load cells

Force transducers and load cells

We have a diverse selection of force transducers and load cells in the load ranges N to kN, kg to t or in lb for the measurement of forces and weights. The components are integrated directly in the power flow to be measured and can be supplied with analog or digital output levels.


Shear force transducer SK

Shear force transducer

This force transducer is distinguished by its extremely robust and compact design. It is designed for use in harsh weighing and industrial environments. A decisive advantage of the shear force measuring principle employed is its insensitivity to transverse forces. The shear force transducer SK is also available with integrated measuring amplifiers. Individual force applications and installation variants are also possible.

  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in measuring ranges from 2kN - 100kN
  • Encased design (IP67 protection)
  • Optionally available with integrated measuring amplifier



  • Force and load measurement
  • Torque support
  • Scales construction

Dual shear force transducer DK

Dual shear force transducer DK

HKM dual shear force transducers are especially suited to use in harsh weighing and industrial environments. The advantage of this design is a particularly robust installation and the parallel introduction of the acting forces. This range of transducers is insensitive to transverse loads, due to the shear force measuring principle employed. Each dual shear force transducer is, of course, available with integrated measuring amplifiers.

We dimension and manufacture dual shear force transducers to meet your requirements.

You can order your own individual solutions here:

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  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in measuring ranges from 4kN - 200kN
  • Encased design (IP67 protection)
  • Optionally available with integrated measuring amplifier
  • Weighing platform for weight and position determination
  • Vehicle and railway scales

Shear force load cell SW

Shear force load cell SW

The S-shaped shear force load cells have a symmetrical structure and introduce force concentrically. They are distinguished by their compact design and a high degree of reliability and precision. They are all equally insensitive to transverse loads. These load cells can be integrated directly in the power flow via spherical rod ends and fork ends. The 1.x series means that a miniature version is also available.

  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in measuring ranges from 100N - 100kN
  • Adaption via inner thread
  • Encased design (IP67 protection)
  • Optionally available with integrated measuring amplifier
  • Lifting devices
  • Material testing machinery
  • Force and load measurement
  • Hanging scales / dynamometers

Compression load cell DD

Compression load cell

HKM compression load cells are used for measurement of static and dynamic compression forces in the most varied of industrial applications. Forces are always introduced concentrically into the compression load cell. These sensors have a metallic sheathing and can even be used under hostile environmental conditions. Its limited measuring range makes the transducer particularly suitable for dynamic applications. The 1.x series means that a miniature version is also available in the load range up to 100kg.

  • For compression forces
  • Available in load ranges from 50kg - 20t
  • Encased design (IP67 protection)
  • Optionally available with integrated measuring amplifier
  • Silo scales
  • Vehicle scales
  • Lift car scale
  • Load and force measurement

Load pin MB

Load pin MB

These load pins are designed as bearing pins. They fulfil the function of a normal clevis pin and simultaneously measure the resulting tensile and compressive forces. The load pins are designed for high to very high loads.

These force transducers are designed to meet your specifications. We adapt your load pins individually to suit your existing mechanical components.

You can order your own individual solutions here:

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  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in load ranges up to 200t
  • Encased or encapsulated design
  • Optionally available with integrated measuring amplifier
  • Optional redundant design
  • Load measurement and load limitation in mechanical engineering
  • Chain and cable hoists
  • Overload protection on cranes

Tension and pressure transducer ZD

Tension and pressure transducer ZD1.4_ZD6.0_size comparison

Tension and pressure transducers are ideal for measuring tensile and compression forces. They are extremely compact and fitted with a measuring amplifier integrated in the housing. They can be integrated directly in the power flow via an outer thread.

Optionally, we can provide you with spherical rod ends for fitting tension and pressure transducers. Electrical connection is realised via a standardised M12x1 plug connector.

  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in load ranges from 100kg/1kN - 30t/300kN
  • Adaption via outer thread
  • With integrated measuring amplifier
  • Hanging scales / dynamometers
  • Tensioning force monitor and overload safety mechanism on cables
  • Force measurement in lifting devices
  • Test rig construction
  • Machine and plant engineering

Platform load cell BR

Platform load cell

In addition to widely different industrial applications, the classic platform load cell is particularly suitable for determining weights on a platform with only one sensor. This occurs independently of the position of the weights on the platform. The platform load cell BR is primarily used in low load ranges.

  • For tensile and compression forces
  • Available in load ranges from 5kg - 100kg
  • Encased design (IP65 protection)
  • Platform scales
  • Force and load measurement