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.

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 PCD2 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 PCD2 2580-250KN
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 PCD2 2580-400KN
600 kN Static Load Cell 600 kN M72 x 3LH (Type IIF), 6 off M10 on 100 mm PCD2 2580-600KN