Submersible Miniature In-Line Load Cell "DDEN": ETH-messtechnik gmbh


Submersible Miniature In-Line Load Cell "DDEN"

Low Profile Fully Submersible Load Cell for use in Tension and Compression

10 Capacities 0-50 N to 0-50 kN


Key Features

  • Fully Submersible: IP68 to 10m
  • Tension and Compression
  • Output: 0.5mV/V to 2mV/V
  • Accuracy: <±0.15%/RC (0.05% typical)
  • Optional Amplified Outputs: 4-20mA, 0.1-10Vdc, 0.1-5Vdc, ±10Vdc, ±5Vdc
  • Optional RS485 Digital Output: ASCII, Modbus, CAN, CANopen 
  • Low Profile and Very Compact
  • Integral Male Threads for In-Line Mounting
  • High Natural Frequency
  • Low Deflection
  • Robust Construction
  • 3 Year Warranty


The DDEN series of submersible in-line load cells are designed for use in both tension and compression. It is sealed to IP68 environmental protection rating with ‘O’ rings to provide integrity at depths of up to 10 metres as standard. Greater depths and customised version can be provided, please contact our sales team. 

The DDEN fully submersible load cell is designed to be used underwater or in areas subject to high humidity or the risk of flooding. Current applications include wave tank measurement systems and mooring buoy cable tension monitoring. The DDEN’s low profile and compact design, enables its use in applications with restricted mounting space, where other in-line load cells such as the s-beam load cells are too large.

The DDEN’s low deflection and high natural frequency results lends it to material testing applications and cable tension monitoring applications.

If a conditioned analogue output or digital output is needed we offer a DDENA variant. The DDENA can incorporate any of the ICA series amplifiers to provide a high-level analogue output signal such as 0.1-10Vdc or 4-20mA, or it can be fitted with a DCELL to provide an RS485 output in ASCII, Modbus, CAN or CANopen protocols.


Rated Capacity (RC)N0-50, 0-100, 0-250, 0-500, 0-1000, 0-2000, 0-5000, 0-10 000, 0-20 000, 0-50 000
Operating Modes Tension/Compression / Tension & Compression
Sensitivity (RO)mV/V50N = 0,5 / 100N=1,0 / 250N = 0,75 / 500N = 1,5 / 1000N up = 2,0
Operating Temperature Range°C-20 to +80
IP Rating IP68 to 10m depth (please consult sales for greater depths)
For more information see data sheet


  • Non-Standard Dimensions
  • Higher Capacities to 1000kN/100te+
  • Spherical Seating Rod End Bearings
  • Female Adaptor Available on Request
  • Compression Fittings Available
  • Integral ICA Series Amplifiers
  • Integral DCell RS485 Signal Digitiser
  • USB Versions (via DSC-USB)
  • TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet)
  • TEDS Allows Plug & Play with TEDS Enabled Instrumentation
  • Single or Multi-Channel PC-Based Monitoring & Data Logging System
  • Wireless Version (via T24 instrumentation)
  • Fatigue Rated Versions
  • Marine & Seawater Compatible Versions


  • Materials Testing
  • Cable Tension Monitoring
  • Submersible Applications
  • Locations with High Humidity
  • Locations Susceptible to Flooding
  • Marine Testing
  • Hydrodynamic Testing