2580 Series Static Load Cells

2580 Series Instron Load Cells

The 2580 Series load cells are specifically designed for use with 6800 and 5900 Series testing systems; offering exceptional performance with the ability to measure forces as low as 1/1000th of the force capacity to an accuracy of 0.5% of reading. The load cells can withstand loads up to 150% of their force capacity without damage and 300% without mechanical failure. Automatic transducer recognition and electrical calibration, makes them easy to use.  The load cells allow the user to zero out the tare weight of a grip or fixture that weighs up to 10% of the force capacity, while still maintaining the full specified accuracy. All Instron load cells are individually temperature-compensated and tested for accuracy and repeatability on calibration apparatus that is traceable to international standards, with a measurement uncertainty that does not exceed one-third of the permissible error of the load cell.

Instron 2580 Series load cells are precision force-transducers that contain a full strain gauge bridge bonded to an ultra-high stiffness elastic element. When the element is subjected to a force, the electrical resistance of the gauges changes, which results in an output signal proportional to the applied force. The double-shear design of the element ensures excellent alignment throughout the test and high resistance to offset loading, even with large specimens.

Centering Ring and Pin

The ring and pin feature for the 2580 Series load cells ensure your load cell is correctly centered and installed in the same place every time you use it.

Mechanical Tensioners

Used on the 10, 30, and 50 kN load cells, mechanical tensioners are an effective means of safely securing your load cell to the testing frame at more manageable torque levels.

Application Range
  • Force capacities from ±500 N to ±600 kN (50 - 60,000 kgf or 112 -137,000 lbf)
  • Suitable for a range of test types, including tension, compression,cyclic and reverse stress
  • Accurate measurements down to 1/1000th of load cell capacity means fewer load cells and fewer load cell changes
  • Automatic recognition with electronic serial number and electrical calibration allows for simple, error-free operation
  • 150% of force capacity overload capability –reduces the possibility of damage
  • Tare weight 10% of force capacity – can be used with a wide range of grips and fixtures
  • Can be used with optional Quick Change and Piggy Back Adapters to facilitate a quick changeover of load cells
  • Precision machining and construction along with high axial and lateral stiffness helps to maintain system alignment
  • Low sensitivity to offset loads improves consistency of results
  • Complies with all international force measurement standards, including ASTM E4, ISO 7500-1 class 0.5, and JIS B7721, B7733
Item Name Capacity Mechanical Fitting Cat #
500 N Static Load Cell .5 kN 6.0 mm Clevis Pin (Type Of) 2580-500N
1 kN Static Load Cell 1 kN 6.0 mm Clevis Pin (Type Of) 2580-1KN
2 kN Static Load Cell 2 kN 6.0 mm Clevis Pin (Type Of) 2580-2KN
5 kN Static Load Cell 5 kN 0.5 in Clevis Pin (Type Df) 2580-5KN
10 kN Static Load Cell 10 kN 0.5 in Clevis Pin (Type Df) 2580-10KN
30 kN Static Load Cell 30 kN 0.5 in Clevis Pin (Type Df) 2580-30KN
50 kN Static Load Cell 50 kN 0.5 in Clevis Pin (Type Df) 2580-50KN
100 kN Static Load Cell 100 kN 0.5 in Clevis Pin (Type Df) 2580-100KN
150 kN Static Load Cell 150 kN M48 x 2LH (Type IIF), 6 off M20 on 150 mm PCD, 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD 2580-150KN
250 kN Static Load Cell 250 kN M48 x 2LH (Type IIF), 6 off M20 on 150 mm PCD, 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD 2580-250KN
300 kN Static Load Cell 300 kN M48 x 2LH (Type IIF), 6 off M20 on 150 mm PCD, 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD 2580-300KN
400 kN Static Load Cell 400 kN M48 x 2LH (Type IIF), 6 off M20 on 150 mm PCD, 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD 2580-400KN
600 kN Static Load Cell 600 kN M72 x 3LH (Type IIF), 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD 2580-600KN