The Model 3170 Series covers the lower capacity ranges of 200 lb to 100,000 lb. These fatigue-resistant, low-profile tension and compression load cells are well suited to materials testing machines and other applications requiring a rugged load sensor, while exhibiting the high performance characteristics of stiffness and accuracy. Often ideal for high cycle count application. These load cells are extremely resistant to extraneous bending and side-loading forces. The structure virtually eliminates bending strains at the strain gage, minimizing the primary cause of load cell failures.