Chester (Measurements) Ltd (PCM) specialise in design and
manufacture of a wide
variety of load cells including, compression load cells, tension load cells,
bending beam load cells, double shear beam load cells, load pins, load shackle
PCM also supply a custom load cell service. This allows the customer to have a
design that suits their specific application. The service allows for one off or
To compliment our load cell range, we offer a vast selection of instrumentation
and amplifiers which are usually readily available.
With our ability to produce load cells in house, PCM also offer a strain gauge
installation service. We have experience in all aspects of strain gauge bonding,
including: standard volume installation, high temperature strain gauging,
cryogenic strain gauging, fatigue and static, composite and plastic
installations. To compliment this service, we also offer static and data logger
instrumentation hire. Installations can be carried out both in house and on
PCM work to high standards and all the above services are covered under ISO
With over 25 years experience in majority of industries our capabilities
• Standard load cells and instrumentation. There is a huge selection of
load cells available. Capacities range for 400grm to 1000Te in different
designs. Some load cell designs you will recognise as standard common units, but
there are also some unique load cells that have unusual features, dimensions or
instrumentation incorporated within them. Like the load cell range, we have a
large selection of indicators and amplifiers. If you do not find what you
require on our website, please contact sales or technical and they talk you
through the options.
• Custom design load cells, one off or multiple quantities. We pride
ourselves on sometimes achieving the impossible. With our vast experience in
unique load cell designs and strain gauge applications, we rarely fail to
deliver. However, sometimes you can push physics too far! If you only require a
single load cell, this is not a problem. PCM will deliver quickly and
• Load pins and shackle load pins. Load pins and shackle pins are
commonly used in lifting or crane applications. All load pins are produced to
order. Every project will issued with an outline drawing that will require
customer approval prior to manufacture. This ensures you know what you are
getting and that it fits!
• Repair service of load cells and instrumentation. In most cases, PCM
can repair a damaged load cell. However, if the load cell element has yielded /
become bent, it is beyond repair.
• In house force calibration service. Load Cells and or instrumentation
should be re-calibrated on a regular basis. The frequency is dependent on the
customer’s own quality system. The most common frequency is every 12 months, but
can be extended to 24 months if not used very often. Our website shows a list of
machines that we have on site. PCM offer a traceable service.
• Hire of load cells and instrumentation. If the application requires the
use of a load cell for a short period of time, hire it instead. Our service is
efficient and we will calibrate the indicator to the units and resolution that
• Strain gauge installation service, both in house and on site. PCM have
been strain gauging free issue items, vehicles, buildings, bridges, boats, etc,
since we were established in 1983. We are completely independent and use only
the most ideal consumables for a project. Our experience ranges from cryogenic
(-269 DegC) to high temperature (+800DegC), static to fatigue, specialist metals
to glass, composite and plastics. Each installation is supplied with a Strain
Gauge Installation Sheet for traceability. This document includes strain gauge
data, strain gauge readings and photographs.
All this data is documented in PCM’s technical filing system for future
projects. This information will aid future projects for continuous improvements
in strain gauging and load cell manufacture. This in turn, leads to a quality
product that remains reliable, economic to produce and delivered within an
agreed timescale – all based on experience!
Product and Services:
Compression Load Cells
Compression Load Cells
Point Load Cells
Double Shear Beam Load Cells
Calibration Load Cell & Instrumentation Service
Gauge Installation Service – All types.