The enquiry for this load cell was initially received through our web site enquiry form. The enquiry was from a well known and large ship and offshore operations company from Brazil. They had been looking at various load cell types, however, what they really wanted was a shackle style load cell to make mounting easier and to fit within their existing cable path. Other load cell types would have been too intrusive.
The main criteria we were given was as follows:-
|Rated Load (RL):||85 tonne|
|Proof Load:||127 tonne|
|Ultimate Breaking Load:||>340 tonne|
|Output:||2.4 mV/V nominally|
|Excitation Voltage:||10vdc recommended, 15vdc maximum|
|Insulation Resistance:||>500MΩ @ 500vdc|
|Operating Temperature Range:||-20 to +70°C|
|Compensated Temperature Range:||-10 to +40°C|
|Zero Temperature Coefficient:||<±0.01% of Rated Load/°C|
|Span Temperature Coefficient:||<±0.01% of Rated Load/°C|
|Environmental Protection Level:||IP68 (submersible to 45 metres sea water)|
|Connection Type:||Fixed cable via double sealed LCM designed gland cable exit.
With 316 stainless steel cable gland. Supplied with various
lengths of screened PUR cable
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The LCM3511 was designed using the standard SHK-B load cell as the basis of the product. Using our experience, which has been gained from more than 25 years experience in manufacturing load cells for harsh environments, we were able to have this custom product designed and manufactured in 4 weeks.
The LCM3511 is typical of many of the custom design products we manufacture, in that, our client identified a standard product from our range, which they thought would almost met their requirements. In discussing these requirements with our Engineers, we ensured it did.
LCM Systems offer a wide range of standard shackle load cells and also have an extensive selection of custom design versions, which could also be used to satisfy other applications. Many of these products are supplied with our TR150 handheld battery powered indicator, with built in analogue signal conditioning, digital outputs or with wireless telemetry.
We have manufactured shackle load cells based on many different shackle manufacturers' products, including; Crosby, Van-Beest, GN Rope to name a few.
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