I am trying to design a weighing system with a maximum capacity of 5 kg. I plan to do this using a single load cell (due to budget constraints) of 10kg capacity in the middle of a rectangular / circular platform. I am not sure though which type is appropriate for this. Initially, I opted for the ring type (round / pancake type) but it seems most of the available load cells of this type are for heavy-duty applications. I have read that the single-point / shear beam load cell is recommended for low-capacity systems. Am not sure though if this is ok to use as one since these are high-deflection types and may cause imbalance when the load is applied on the platform. I would appreciate any comments / suggestions. Thanks in advance.