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Guide to Load Cell Quadro Kits: Why Should I Buy One?

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When building your weigh system, time to implementation matters as much as quality. For this reason, our ANYLOAD product line includes “quadro kits” that contain all the necessary components for a four-corner weigh system. Most often these attach to a platform weigh surface, but they can also attach to a bulkhead or other piece of equipment where four-corner weighing is practical. The perfectly matched kit components save time in the purchase process. In other words, load cell “quadro kits” make building weigh systems easy. This guide to load cell quadro kits compares the features of those offered by Tacuna Systems.

For further information on properly implementing a four-corner load cell system, be sure to see our highly-rated article on load cell trimming. You may also want to read “Load Cell Mounting and Installation Best Practices.”

What Components Are In Load Cell Kits?

Components vary depending on whether the kit is designed for platform weighing or tank and vessel weighing.

Platform Weighing Load Cell Kits

These ANYLOAD Quadro kits have a PVC-insulated, 5.1mm x 20m cable (to connect an indicator), four shear beam load cells, four leveling feet with captured ball mobility and rubber base for stability, and a junction box. Each also includes four spacer plates for proper load cell mounting.

Anyload QS3 steel quadro kit

The included single-ended shear beam load cells offer cost-effective durability and easy mounting to a platform, bulkhead or other similar structure. They boast the quality that buyers can expect from all ANYLOAD products.

Vessel Weighing Load Cell Kits

These ANYLOAD Quadro kits also have a PVC-insulated, 5.1mm x 20m cable (to connect an indicator), four shear beam load cells, and a junction box. However these kits include weigh modules for proper load cell mounting. This is the case because vessels often experience environmental forces; therefore they require well-designed support structures to isolate the desired forces for proper weighing. Modules accomplish this task. (For more information, see “A Comparison of Tacuna Systems Load Cell Mounts and Modules.”)

563YHM4 weigh module kit

How Do I Know Which Kit Configuration Is Right For My Project?

The tables below compare the different quadro kit options to make the selection process even easier. Note that the feet and spacer dimensions are not given since each kit contains those sized appropriately for the weight capacities.

Platform Weighing Load Cell Kits

SKU/ModelLoad CellsJ-BoxLeveling FeetSpacer Plates
QS1-16563YH
Alloy Steel
IP67
J04EA-16
Excitation Trim
Cast Aluminum Enclosure
IP67
AMF
Carbon Steel
Captured Ball
Rubber Base
SPACER
Nickel-plated
Mild Steel
QS3-16563YS
2mV/V
17-4PH Stainless Steel
IP68
J04EA-16
Excitation Trim
Cast Aluminum Enclosure
IP67
AMFSS
2Cr13 Stainless Steel
Captured Ball
Rubber Base
SPACERSS
Stainless Steel
QS3-S4563YS
2mV/V
17-4PH Stainless Steel
IP68
J04ES-FS
Excitation Trim
304 Stainless Enclosure
IP65
AMFS4
304 Stainless Steel
Captured Ball
Rubber Base
SPACERSS
Stainless Steel
QS5-16563YS30
3mV/V
17-4PH Stainless Steel
IP68
J04EA-16
Excitation Trim
Cast Aluminum Enclosure
IP67
AMFSS
2Cr13 Stainless Steel
Captured Ball
Rubber Base
SPACERSS
Stainless Steel
QS5-S4563YS30
3mV/V
17-4PH Stainless Steel
IP68
J04ES-FS
Excitation Trim
304 Stainless Enclosure
IP65
AMFS4
304 Stainless Steel
Captured Ball
Rubber Base
SPACERSS
Stainless Steel

Vessel Weighing Load Cell Kits

SKU/ModelLoad CellsJ-BoxWeigh Module
MK4-102EHM2102EH
Alloy Steel
IP67
J04SA-16
Signal Trim
Cast Aluminum Enclosure
IP67
102EHM2
Alloy Steel
Side Force Protection
Anti-lifting Protection
MK4-563RSM5563RS
2mV/V
Stainless Steel
IP68/69
J04SS
Signal Trim
304 Stainless Steel Enclosure
IP65
563RSM5
304 Stainless Steel
Multidirectional Overload Protection
Anti-lifting Protection
Self-checking
MK4-563YHM4563YH
3mV/V
Nickel-plated Alloy Steel
IP67
J04SA-16
Signal Trim
3Cast Aluminum
IP67
563YHM4
Alloy Steel
Rocker Pin w/ Lateral Stops
Overload Protection
Anti-lifting Protection

Links to specific products are found here:

  1. Load Cells: 102EH, 563RS, 563YH (for both platform and vessel kits), 563YS, 563YS30
  2. Junction Boxes: J04EA-16, J04ES-FS, J04SA-16, J04SS
  3. Leveling Feet: AMF, AMFSS, AMFS4
  4. Spacers: SPACER, SPACERSS
  5. Weigh Modules: 102EHM2, 563RSM5, 563YHM4

Which Weight Capacities Are Available With Each Kit Configuration?

The table below indicates the weight capacities available with each kit.

SKU/ModelCapacities (lbs)
1002505001K1.5K2K2.5K4KSE5K5K10K15K20K25K35K50K60K
QS1-16xxxxxxxxx
QS3-16xxxxxxxxx
QS3-S4xxxxxxxxx
QS5-16xxxxxxxxx
QS5-S4xxxxxxx
MK4-102EHM2xxxxxxxx
MK4-563YHM4xxxxxxxxxxx
MK4-563RSM5 Capacities are in kg only: 10kg, 20kg, 50kg, 100kg, 200kg, 500kg

For further guidance with your purchase decision or for any other questions about product pairings or kit configurations, please contact us. We are happy to offer top rated customer support!

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