Rope Force Sensor XCT-171

especially suitable for high-load rope measurements

For accurate force measurements in high load applications

The force transducer XCT-171 is suitable for rope force measurements on cableways, industrial cranes, building structures and in mining.

  • Ropeway construction
  • Industrial cranes
  • Structures and bridges
  • Mining

Equipped with a redundant measuring bridge, this force sensor guarantees an increased degree of reliability. Two amplified 4-20 mA signals are available as output signals. The cable force transducer has a uniform passage of 100.2 mm. This makes it ideal for monitoring the force at the end of a suspension rope. Due to its dimensions, it is especially designed for the following heavy-duty applications.


  • Solid steel housing with IP67 protection
  • Redundant measuring bridge with 2x 4-20 mA output signal for increased safety
  • Very high accuracy
  • Specific measuring ranges available
  • Measuring range up to 1200 kN

Installation and deployment

Electrical connection

The force sensors from X-Sensors are based on a strain gauge full bridge with strain gauges. The output signal for this sensor is specified in mV/V. Various input modules of controllers already allow the direct connection of force sensors with strain gauge full bridge. In addition, measuring amplifiers with voltage output (0-10 V) and current output (4-20 mA) are available, which amplify the strain gauge full bridges accordingly. The measuring amplifiers are available in a robust field housing, for DIN rail mounting or in an inline housing.

Technical specifications

measuring range

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Design / force application

direction of force


(K) Measuring range (in kN)
(K) Application


(K) Output signal

4-20 mA

(K) Electrical connection

M12 – 4pol. plug

(K) Design

columnar, through hole

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