U2B Tried and Tested Tension/Compression Load Cell U2B Tried and Tested Tension/Compression Load Cell | HBM

U2B force sensor: tried and tested sensor for tensile and compressive force

The proven U2B force sensor is a diaphragm transducer and is, therefore, particularly suitable for fast measurements. The sensor has a bending moment compensation to ensure that you get reliable results even if bending or lateral forces occur in the application. As a strain gauge sensor, the U2B measures both static and dynamic forces. 

The U2B series has been further improved: in addition to the familiar configurations, the sensor is now also available with an integrated amplifier with current or voltage output. The dimensions remain unchanged.

  • HBM accuracy class: up to 0.1 (0.5 kN: 0.2)
  • Capacities: 0.5 kN to 200 kN


  • High degree of protection (IP67) and stainless steel
  • Shock and EMC tested in compliance with international standards
  • The versions with and without electronics have the same compact dimensions

Benefit from the U2B’s maturity and long-life technology.

Adaptable and cost-effective

  • Configurable with plugs, TEDS and different cable lengths
  • Available with an integrated measuring amplifier; in this case, calibrated as a measurement chain
  • Durable quality, proven design

Save on cost: sensor configuration at HBK, plug and measure at the point of use! Now also available with an integrated measurement amplifier.

Small displacement, excellent dynamics

  • Little deformation under load
  • High stiffness ensures excellent dynamic behaviour
  • Fast sensor for fast processes – also with integrated electronics

Solve both static and dynamic measurement tasks using the U2B.

New: U2B optionally available with an integrated amplifier

The U2B is now optionally available with a current or voltage output, which does not affect its dynamics nor its metrological properties

The amplifier is matched to the sensor. This offers the following advantages:

FastWith a bandwidth of 2 kHz, the amplifiers are also ideally suited for fast processes.
ReliableThe active sensor meets the same stringent requirements for shock and vibration resistance as the version without an amplifier.
Ambient conditionsThe amplifier is robust in all fields of application and is optimally suitable for industrial applications due to its IP67 degree of protection, and the use of exclusively stainless materials.
CalibrationThe amplifier converts the force signal (N) into a current or voltage signal (mA or V). Calibration certificates in compliance with DKD R3-3 or ISO376 are also available for the U2B with a measurement amplifier.
AccuracyBoth versions, with and without an integrated amplifier, have the same accuracy class. 


View all available HBK force sensors with amplifier option

U2B Product Literature

Title / DescriptionLanguage
Data Sheets
U2B - Caractéristiques techniques French
U2B - Data Sheet English
U2B - Datenblatt German
U2B - Prospetto dati Italian
Kräfte sicher messen - Broschüre German
Reliable force measurement - Brochure English
Mounting Instructions
U2B - Mounting Instructions German, French, English, Italian
Declaration of Conformity
U2B - EU Declaration of Conformity Multilanguage
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