Load Cell Rentals

Serving Virginia
Hydro-Wates® provides proof load testing services and water bags to buy or rent to companies across the U.S. and throughout the world

At Hydro-Wates®, Inc. we maintain an extensive inventory of rental load cell equipment available for use in field applications. Quality, accuracy, and compliance with advanced professional and industrial standards are the pillars of our service model, and our rental load cells are rigorously maintained to ensure accuracy. Hydro-Wates rental load cell equipment conforms to API, ASME, OSHA, and ASTM standards, and we specialize in serving industries and applications that include:

load cell rentals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Maritime & Shipping
  • Power Plants & Dams
  • Military Vessels
  • Heavy Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime Cargo Cranes
  • Winch Load Testing
  • Crane Load Testing
  • Weighing Equipment
  • Pull Testing Structures
  • Proof Testing Beams


Our load cell equipment has been used to proof load test bridge cranes, cargo handling cranes, dockside cranes, deep sea winches, offshore equipment skids, and many other mechanical devices requiring initial or periodic integrity verification.

Hydro-Wates® load cells are calibrated annually and are provided to customers complete with calibration certificates, which include details of instrument accuracy versus a reference transducer. All of our load cells have been calibrated and tested on testing machines meeting the standards for force measuring instruments established by the American Society for Testing & Materials – International (ASTM), E4 and E74 procedures.


The rental load cells we offer are compatible with cranes, hoists, winches, and heavy duty rigging hardware, allowing you to manage critical lifts and load weighing needs with safety, efficiency and precision. If your application includes harsh field conditions or demands a more robust solution, we also can offer load cells and data displays suitable for underwater and harsh environmental conditions.

Hydro-Wates® highly skilled and experienced team members perform thorough testing to ensure that tension levels are accurately calibrated on all rental load cell equipment and that each piece of equipment can safely handle loads of your intended weight. Our team also subjects scale and weighing equipment to intensive evaluation in order to guarantee 100% accuracy.

Load Cell Performance Specification

Rated Load (metric tons): 12, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 250
Proof Load: 200% of Rated Load
Safety Factor: 500% of rated load (except 100, 150 and 250 ton, which are 400%)
Non-Linearity: < +/- 0.3% of Rated Load
Non-Repeatability: < +/- 0.05% of Rated Load
Data Link: Wireless Radio Telemetry, Handheld Display
Power Supply: Four AA Alkaline Batteries for Link
Two AA Alkaline batteries for Display
Battery Life: 850 Continuous Hours Use for Link
400 Continuous Hours for Display
Transmission Range: 100 meters (328 ft), Line of Sight
Radio Frequency: 2.4 GHz, FCC Approved
Display Update Rate: 300mS, Standard (100 mS can be selected)
Operating Temperature Range: -10 to +50oC (14 to 122oF)
Environmental Protection Level: IP66

Load Cell Mechanical Dimensions

Hydro-Wates® tension link load cells are compatible with commonly available shackles sold by rigging equipment suppliers worldwide.

Metric Dimensions (millimeters)

Capacity (Metric Tons) > 12 25 50 75 100 150 250
Length (mm): 305 340 400 470 608 670 690
Width (mm): 101 110 151 203 255 305 305
Thickness (mm) 47 60 75 76 99 100 150
Working Length (mm): 270 270 308 337 432 470 486


Imperial Dimensions (inches)

Capacity (Metric Tons) > 12 25 50 75 100 150 250
Length (inches): 12.00 13.39 15.75 18.50 23.94 26.38 27.17
Width (inches): 4.00 4.33 5.94 8.00 10.04 12.00 12.00
Thickness (inches) 1.85 2.36 3.00 3.00 3.90 3.93 5.91
Working Length (inches): 9.63 10.63 12.13 13.27 17.00 18.50 19.13


                            250 Metric Ton Load Link and                                                          12 Metric Ton Load Link Weighing

                              Handheld Wireless Display                                                                Column of Steel Test Weights


Contact Hydro-Wates® About Rental Load Cell Testing Equipment

Our Texas licensed engineering firm is pleased to provide specially trained personnel with advanced technical skills when you require field assistance for your load testing project. If you elect to perform field site load testing on your own, we offer complete training and support. Simply let us know how we can help—and we'll gladly accommodate your needs.

To learn more about Hydro-Wates® rental load cell testing equipment, or to inquire about rates or services for your upcoming project, reach a customer service representative by phone at (877) 643-9990 or email today! We look forward to collaborating with you.

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