I am looking to make an automated feeder system using hoppers. The first design used 50lb single ended load cells. However, a side load was accidently applied to the system and the load cell was rendered inoperable. i am not worried about the accuracy of the system when a side load is applied, i am worried about the load cell not being damaged. I am about to make the next and larger version of the machine, this time with 200lb load cells. Which type of load cell would be the best to produce no worst accuracy than the single ended load cells, but will perform better negating a side load. I have called up suppliers and have been informed of multiple things. Such as: 1. nothing will because the weight of the load cell is too small. 2. S beam would, but most others say this is the worst choice. 3. a few say sheer beam would be best. Any comments on a course of action would be greatly appreciated.