Load cells are generally made from metals such as aluminum, iron and stainless-steel.

Listed among the load cell specifications, you can find the “fatigue life” of the load cell. The fatigue life indicates the number of times a rated capacity can be loaded.

For instance, if the fatigue life is 100,000 times, the weighted capacity can be loaded 100,000 times. When loading occurs more than 100,000 times, the load cell may not perform as well as guaranteed by its specifications.

Sudden shock or applying force that exceeds the rated capacity for a long time will damage the load cell. However, with proper usage, maintenance, and protection, the load cell can be used for many years, if not decades