About Us

VPG Force Sensors provides the performance, precision and expertise that only one of the largest load cell and transducer manufacturers worldwide can deliver. Tedea-Huntleigh, Sensortronics, Revere and Celtron – brands recognized as high-quality suppliers of weighing and force measurement products for decades – are united under VPG Force Sensors to bring demanding customers a wide range of solutions and dedication to uncompromising quality.

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Our new online shop is open for business  VPG Force Sensors’ high-quality load cells can now be purchased online in the US, with delivery within days As a leader in the weighing category, VPG Force Sensors is expanding its marketing platform to include online sales, direct to machine developers. We recently launched our first online shop, www.shop.vpgforcesensors.com, making our top-quality load cells available for immediate purchase and fast delivery, direct from the manufacturer. Currently the online store is accessible only to buyers in the United States, and delivery is available only within the US. With our online shop, customers in the US can source cutting-edge load cell technology directly from VPG Force Sensors. When working with tight deadlines, the ability to buy and get fast delivery of small quantities of load cells without compromising on quality or performance can be a major plus. Easy shopping, with expert advice when needed The user-friendly shop gives customers direct access to VPG's best-selling products, offering popular load cell models that are compatible with various interfaces, protocols, and data communication standards to ensure seamless integration. Visitors to our online shop can search by model name or by key parameters – a fast way to find load cells that align with the specific requirements of the weighing systems they are working on. They can filter their search by load cell type, load capacity, cable length, accuracy/class code, environmental rating, material, rated output, and other attributes. The online shop provides convenient access to product data sheets and other documentation. It also offers the option to get help from a VPG Force Sensors expert, to answer technical questions and provide guidance on installation, configuration and other topics. Top quality – From the US, for the US All products ship from our U.S. warehouse, are supported by our U.S.-based team, and can be delivered to anywhere in the United States. Although the online shop is currently only available for U.S. customers, we plan to open it to customers in additional countries in the near future. All products sold through the online shop come with a full 24-month warranty, with special limited-time promotions on select items, providing the best balance of performance, reliability, and cost. Veteran supplier VPG Force Sensors has over 60 years of experience in working closely with channel partners and leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), offering them a vast range of off-the-shelf load cells, force sensors and accessories. We also lead in providing unmatched expertise in the design and development of custom measurement solutions. Now, with our new online shop, we’re bringing that expertise to a wider range of customers, including startups, small and mid-sized companies, academics, and independent researchers. The online shop also offers dealers and integrators a faster way to get small quantities of our standard load cells. Shop now!  www.shop.vpgforcesensors.com  
Introducing the vLite™ innovation — lightening the “load” in load cells The fundamental shape and construction of load cells has barely changed in decades. Even as strain gauge technology has advanced, and applications have grown, the basic solid metal beam has endured. Until now. vLite™ technology, launched this week by VPG Force Sensors, reimagines load cell construction by replacing the solid metal with a hollow beam – halving the weight while maintaining the same reliability, quality, durability and accuracy. Some might ask, why change what works? But here at VPG Force Sensors, we subscribe to Thomas Edison’s approach. As he said: “There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” We found that there is a real market need for a lighter-weight alternative to standard load cells. It’s not just that lightweight load cells are needed in applications such as portable scales. Lower-weight products are also easier to store and ship, which can be a critical consideration in a wide variety of applications given the current challenges in the global supply chain. Furthermore, environmental concerns are driving manufacturers to look for solutions that require less material, reduce waste, and minimize the carbon footprint. The VPG team set out to address those needs in the indoor legal-for-trade (LFT) market and vLite technology was the solution. vLite products are made of a hollow beam of aviation-grade aluminum rather than a solid bar, and therefore are approximately 50% lighter in weight than comparable load cells. The reduced weight can reduce costs in storing and shipping and better address the specifications of portable applications. In addition, the hollow beam design reduces the product’s carbon footprint by minimizing raw material usage and production waste and reducing the energy needed for shipping, recycling, and disposal. Load cells made with vLite technology are ideal for legal-for-trade retail applications like supermarket checkout scales, back-office scales, and postal scales; medical applications such as fluid weighing and monitoring, incubators for premature babies, hospital beds, and infant scales; and packaging, bottling, and filling machines. They offer renowned VPG quality and a 2-year warranty, minimizing production risks and providing peace of mind for machine builders. There are already several vLite load cell models available off-the shelf. Additionally, vLite technology can be implemented in any single-point load cell and in customized designs. Available models include: Model 0022 Low-Profile Aluminum Load Cell Exchangeable VPG Force Sensors products: Model 1022, Model LPS Capacities: 10-30 kg Single-point 350 x 350 mm platform Model 0042 Medium-Profile Aluminum Load Cell Exchangeable VPG Force Sensors products: Tedea-Huntleigh: Model 1040, Model 1041, Model 1042 Celtron: Model LOC-SE Capacity: 5-40 kg Single-point 400 x 400 mm platform Model 0031 Medium-Profile, Medium-Width Aluminum Load Cell Exchangeable VPG Force Sensors products: Tedea-Huntleigh Model 1033 Capacities: 10-30 kg Single-point 350 x 350 mm platform Model 0038 Medium-Profile, Medium-Width Aluminum Load Cell Exchangeable VPG Force Sensors products: Model 1241, Model 1242 Capacities: 100-300 kg Single-point 400 x 400 mm platform   Learn more about our vLite technology and load cells here: vLite - VPG force sensors  
Our unique EDOC corrosion-proof coating for load cells, provides long-lasting anti-corrosion protection for load cells. Here’s the story behind the innovation and how it’s been proven for 15 years.

Meeting needs. Exceeding expectations.

Our vast load cell and strain gage expertise means we deliver the most advanced sensor technology available for measuring weight, torque and pressure. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes bonding strain gages, analogue weigh indicators, load cells,  digital weighing solutions and instruments. 

Each product is designed to lower cost of ownership, install easily, operate intuitively, and deliver reliable quality and performance even in harsh environments. 

Our history

In the 1950s, Dr. Felix Zandman discovered and developed the Bulk Metal® Foil resistors concept. In 1962, Dr Zandman set up Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., and saw the first production batch of Bulk Metal® Foil resistors roll out of the production doors. Bulk Metal® Foil’s precise and stable characteristics quickly evolved and resulted in many foil resistor variations. Vishay Intertechnology continued to expand, bringing more success and more development to the company.

Building upon this success and using foresight, Vishay Intertechnology acquired three leading force sensor companies in 2002: Celtron, Sensortronics and Tedea-Huntleigh.  In 2005, Revere was acquired. In 2008, these four acquisitions became the foundation for the birth of the force sensor division called VPG Transducers.

The unification of the four brands under VPG Force Sensors immediately created one of the largest load cell and transducer manufacturers in the world. Today, VPG Force Sensors continues to reach out to the world with its innovative and quality products. 

VPG: Our solutions make your life better

VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of resistive foil technology, sensors, and sensor-based systems to niche, industrial applications. Our products, systems and solutions are marketed under a variety of brand names that have a very high level of precision and quality. 

Our vision is to be the leading provider of foil components, sensors, and sensor-based systems with the highest precision, quality, and service for measuring force (weight, pressure, torque, acceleration) and current. Our strategy is to achieve corporate growth and shareholder value by expanding our existing product portfolio, as well as by acquiring complementary technology products.

The precision sensor market is influenced by the significant increase in intelligent products across many end markets, including medical, agricultural, transportation, industrial, avionics, military, and space applications. As products become “smarter,” we will be there to provide solutions that link the mechanical world with digital control and response.

Performance through precision. It’s in our DNA.  

Learn more on the corporate web site vpgsensors.com.