The U4000M ultra miniature load cell is equally suitable for tension or compression applications and is especially useful where space is limited. The internal construction consists of a full bridge of transducer quality strain gauges that are bonded to the transducer element. This element is manufactured from high strength aluminium alloy or stainless steel, depending on the force range. The design incorporates side load and bending moment rejection; despite its small size the transducer is highly accurate. Specially optimised OEM versions of the load cell are available for high volume applications.