Load Cells and Force Transducers

KA Sensors supply a wide range of Load Cells and Force Transducers suited to match your needs. 


With in-house design, manufacture and calibration of a wide range of Load Cells, KA Sensors provide products for Gear Shift, Gear Lever, Brake Pedal and Strain Gauging. These products are designed for the detection and measurement of tension and compression Forces on various applications. 

Typical Applications Include: 

  • Gearshift
  • General Testing
  • Pedal Force
  • Steering
  • Suspension

Contact us to discuss your application.

GSS In-Line Gearshift Load Cell

The GSS series of miniature load cells are fitted into the gearbox control rod and designed for use in clutchless gearshift applications. During the gearchange sequence the driver moves the gear lever as normal, the GSS series load cell detects the force applied to the gear shift lever, this force is measured by the ECU, then a series of control events take place that allows the gears to mesh with full throttle still applied.

Typical application include: Gearshift - Suspension - Steering - Pedal Force - General Testing

  • Miniature Size
  • ±55 lbsf to ±450 lbsf Range
  • Ruggedized Construction
  • 5V or 8-16V Supply
  • 1/4 in. x 28 UNF, M6 or M8 threads Standard
  • ±1% Accuracy
GST Single & Dual Axis Gear Lever Load Cell

The GST Series Gear Lever Load Cells are designed for the detection and measurement of tension/compression forces in gear shift applications. Installed directly on top of the gear lever, the load cell is fitted with an aluminum or nylon knob. Detection of the direct driver input force is made when selecting gears. The load cell has a pre amplified signal which is compatible with most ECUs, therefore ensuring a simple and reliable clutchless gear change strategy to be performed.

Typical applications include: Gear Shift - General Testing

  • For Sequential or ‘H’ Pattern Gearbox
  • ±35 lbsf to ±220 lbsf Range
  • Rugged Construction
  • 5V or 8-16V Supply
  • Built-in Amplifier
  • ±0.5% Accuracy
SGF Strain Gauge - Force
SGF Strain Gauge Force Torque Transducer

KA Sensors are experts at the very precise application and calibration of strain gauges to key components.    This is a custom service and typically applied to suspension push/pull rods (Force) and also drive/prop shafts and steering columns (Twisting/Torque).  See separate datasheets for Strain Gauge Force and Strain Gauge Torque below.

Typical applications include: Suspension Components: Pull & Push Rods - Rod Ends

  • ±1000 lbsf to ±6500 lbsf
  • 250°F operation
  • Amplified Output
  • 5V or 8-16V Supply
  • Full Custom Service
SGT Strain Gauge - Torque

Typically this is a strain gauge applied and calibrated on a steering column or drive shaft.  This is a custom service – see separate service for the strain gauging of push rods or items where a longitudinal (not twisting) force is applied.

Typical applications include: Drive and Prop Shafts - Steering Columns

  • ±25 to ±100 Nm
  • ±20 lbft to ±75 lbft
  • Amplified Output
  • 5V or 8-16V Supply
  • Full Custom Service