Five Axis Load Cell


  • 5,000 lb (22 kN) force capacity
  • 600 lb-ft (815 N-m) moment capacity
  • Measures three perpendicular forces
  • Measures two moments
  • Environmentally protected
  • Temperature compensated
  • Rugged construction
  • Weatherproof connectors
  • The Quality Management System is accredited to the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017 standards 


The TR5D-B-5K transducer is capable of measuring forces and moments. It provides independent outputs for vertical, lateral, and longitudinal forces as well as two overturning (bending) moments. This compact transducer is configured for easy adaptation to a variety of applications.

High grade stainless steel and weatherproof sealing combine to provide excellent resistance to corrosion and environmental conditions, making the transducer suitable for in-field testing. Temperature compensation of the transducer ensures stable output throughout a wide temperature range.


We have spent years perfecting our unique, patented transducer calibration machine, the TCAT. A calibration compares the electrical output of a transducer to the applied loads.  The TCAT can calibrate all MSC multi-axis load cells, Wheel Force Transducers, and Wheel Torque Transducers. The TCAT applies loads with linear actuators and measures the load through the transducer via reaction links. It applies three forces and three moments and calibrates through each transducer’s unique electronics package. In addition to the TCAT, MSC has a large calibration that uses hydraulic arms to apply forces and moments; up to 100,000 lbs.

The Michigan Scientific transducer calibration process complies with ISO9001:2015 and ISO17025:2017 requirements and all reference measurement equipment is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is recommended that customers send in their transducers after one year of use, and then every two years after that. This is an easy way to ensure that the transducer is functioning properly and has not incurred any damage during use.

With the development of the patented transducer calibration machine, calibration time has significantly decreased, allowing for a faster turnaround and return to customer. There are multiple locations throughout the globe to get a Michigan Scientific transducer calibrated. The calibration process is now also automated, which allows our highly skilled technicians  to focus on transducer design and manufacturing improvements.


ISO 9001:2015 ISO17025:2017

Last Modified: Jun 1, 2022 @ 10:10 am