1660 Specification Loadcell Model: 29/BBA1660VU

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Assembly Numbers
29/BBA1660VB Loadcell Only
29/BBA1660VU Loadcell, unitised with bearing plate (shown)
Structural Configuration
Double ended, rigid-mount bending beam Compression loading
Bare Weight
19 kg
Unitised Weight
33.5 kg
Static Capacity
24,000 kg
Dynamic Capacity
16,000 kg
Safe Overload
150% of Static Capacity
Ultimate Overload
Minimum of 300% of Static Capacity
Loadcell Body Material
4340 alloy steel, heat treated to 180,000psi yield strength
Bearing Plate
21/63-00306-01, single piece weld-down ASTM-A514 Steel
Top Mounting Bolts (4)
1"-14TPI x (Length dependent on mountings) Grade 8
Recommended Torque: 945Nm(700ft/lb)
Tie Down Bolts (4)
90/982516 1"-14TPI x2½" Grade 8
Recommended Torque: 945Nm(700ft/lb)
4 pin Military style, injection moulded
Custom 4 core with polyurethane jacket


15 volts (AC or DC)
5-10 volts Recommended
0.5.mv/v @ 12,700kg
350Ω +/- 1.0Ω
500MΩ at 50 volts

Dimensions and Mounting Instructions

IMPORTANT This Loadcell must be mounted in accordance with Elphinstone Instructions. Failure to do so may void warranty. Specifications to change without notice. These specifications supercede all previous specifications as of October 2006.


  1. 610 mm
  2. 107 mm
  3. 228 mm
  4. 335 mm
  5. 557 mm
  6. 54 mm
  7. 1"-14TPI x 35mm Deep
  8. 65 mm
  9. 84 mm
  10. 35 mm
  11. 30 mm
  12. 1"-14TPI x 2¾" Grade 8


  1. Excitation +
  2. Signal +
  3. Signal -
  4. Excitation -

Mounting Requirements

  • Top Plate must be dead stiff and machined flat after welding
  • Bottom Mounting must be dead stiff
  • Bearing plate must be welded using 10mm fillet
  • Across end and fully down each side


  • Do not strike an Arc on the loadcell body with a welder
  • It is Ok to use the loadcell to position the Bearing plate for tack welding only
  • Remove the loadcell to complete welding procedure
  • Do not damage the bottom cover plate as this protects delicate strain gauges
  • Take care to protect the loadcell connector/cable as this can not be replaced in the field
  • Fit protection for the loadcell connector from stones and foreign objects which may damage it
  • Do not damage or paint over the Part/Serial Number identification tag


Maximum Dynamic Load
16,000 kg (34,200 lb)
Maximum Static Load
24,000 kg (52,800 lb)
Top Bolt Thread Engagement into Loadcell
Minimum = 25mm
Maximum = 32mm

Bolt Tensions

1" Top mounting bolts
1" End mounting bolts
Coat all bolt threads with anti-seize

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