Replacements for Montalvo Cartridge-Style Load Cells

DFE manufactures reliable, high-performance alternatives to Montalvo ES, DR-C and DR-D cartridge load cells that are backed by an industry-leading 5 year warranty.

Model C Series tension transducers are the industry standard in semiconductor strain gage web tension load cells. Available in five mounting styles: Screw, Flange, Pillow-Block, Piloted-Flange and Through-Frame. These rugged and refined transducers can be configured to accommodate both live or dead shaft idler rolls and are available in three cartridge sizes that provide a wide range of load ratings from 10 to 800 lbs. All DFE load cells are backed by a 5 year warranty.

Model C transducers are great alternatives to Montalvo cartridge-style load cells in the following configurations:

Mounting Style
& Coupling Type

Montalvo
ES1, DR-C2, DR-D1

DFE
Model C

Screw Mount

(Dead Shaft)

ES-I-S0, DRC-I-S0, DRD-I-S0

ES-I-S1, DRC-I-S1, DRD-I-S1

ES-I-S2, DRC-I-S2, DRD-I-S2

C0DS

C1DS

C2DS

Flange Mount

(Dead Shaft)

ES-I-F0, DRC-I-F0, DRD-I-F0

ES-I-F1, DRC-I-F1, DRD-I-F1

ES-I-F2, DRC-I-F2, DRD-I-F2

C0DFL

C1DFL

C2DFL

Pillow-Block Mount

(Dead Shaft)

ES-I-P0, DRC-I-P0, DRD-I-P0

ES-I-P1, DRC-I-P1, DRD-I-P1

ES-I-P2, DRC-I-P2, DRD-I-P2

C0DPB

C1DPB

C2DPB

Screw Mount

(Live Shaft)

ES-L/S-S0

ES-L/S-S2

C0LS

C2LS

Flange Mount

(Live Shaft)

ES-L/S-F0

ES-L/S-F2

C0LFL

C2LFL

Pillow-Block Mount

(Live Shaft)

ES-L/S-P0

ES-L/S-P2

C0LPB

C2LPB

 

Recommended Amplifiers / Signal Conditioners

TA1 TrueTension™ Amplifier
TA500 EtherNet/IP™ Tension Amplifier

Notes:
1. A DFE amplifier is recommended for best performance
2. A DFE amplifier is required when replacing full-bridge Montalvo load cells

CAPABILITIES
• Dual cantilevered beam for high accuracy
• Load ratings from 10 – 800 lbs (45 – 3560N)
• High overload capacity – up to 2,500 lbs (11,125N)
• Available with extended range output (XR) for measuring lower minimum tensions
• Paired with a DFE amplifier, 0-10 VDC, 4-20 mA and Ethernet proportional signal outputs are available

FEATURES & BENEFITS
5 year tension-free warranty
• Highly accurate and reliable semiconductor strain gage technology
• Eliminates guess work and allows for the measurement of precise tension in control and monitoring applications
• Helps reduce or eliminate web breakage, stretching, registration and length problems
• Sealed from dust and moisture; seals are recessed, blocking access from potential damage
• Dual cantilever beam provides high strength and accuracy even at low tension
• Temperature compensated for stable output
• CE marked – meets European low voltage (73/23/EEC) and EMC (89/336/EEC) directives
• Stainless steel and aluminum construction for excellent corrosion resistance
• All mounting styles can be rotated to any position for precise orientation
• Coupling articulation accommodates changes in idler shaft angle and length caused by deflection and temperature variations
• Idler shaft can be removed from transducer without removing transducer from machine on the live (L) split-cap and dead (D) shaft versions

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