As a result of working closely with industry and listening to the needs of users, load cell designer and manufacturer LCM Systems is pleased to announce the launch of their new WLL range of wireless load monitoring links, designed primarily for marine and offshore applications. Incorporating many new features, these stainless steel load links are one of the most innovative available on the market, with IP67 environmental sealing, 3.1b material certification, and a robust storage case supplied as standard. Also, having taken into account the short delivery times users of this type of load measuring equipment typically demand, all load ratings are ex-stock ready for immediate despatch.
Available in capacities from 5 tonnes to 100 tonnes, the all stainless steel construction provides corrosion resistance, while the dimensions have been matched to suit standard shackle sizes to ensure suitability for a wide range of under-hook weighing applications. With safety and traceability becoming ever more important, users can rest assured, as the WLL series fully complies with the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Because these load links will be used in challenging and exposed environments, the design team at LCM Systems have utilised their unique telemetry housing that is robust enough to withstand day to day operational requirements, does not degrade in sunlight, yet is compact and light. The antenna is completely enclosed within the housing to protected it from damage, while two clips enable you to open the housing to access and change the batteries without the need for any tools, leaving the electronics safely sealed underneath. The load links have a transmission distance of 600 metres (clear line of sight) and are capable of more than 300 hours’ continuous use with AAA 1.2Ah batteries.
The WLL series is also supplied as standard with a T24-HS-LS handheld battery powered indicator that can display in both tonnes and lbs, or alternatively, an optional T24-HA handheld display can address up to 12 load links for individual monitoring or for summation applications. For more complex systems, including data logging or monitoring/reporting requirements, a robust tablet PC with installed software is available for use with single or multiple load link installations.
Supplied in a quality, lockable moulded polyurethane transit case that is highly durable and impervious to most chemicals and moisture, the WLL load links are fully protected when not in use and during transit. The robust construction of the transit case means that it will not dent or rust, and as it also features pre-cut foam inserts, the load link and handheld display will always remain securely in place.
Steve Sargeant, Managing Director said “Although we have sold aluminium load links for many years, we have on multiple occasions been approached by customers looking for a more robust and heavy duty solution, particularly from those working within the offshore oil and gas sectors. Being manufactured from stainless steel, the new WLL series satisfies this requirement, while at the same time having the added advantage of meeting the more stringent safety and traceability requirements often demanded by this particular market. For even broader market appeal, we are also in the process of certifying this product for use in Zone 1 & 2 hazardous areas, so watch this space for further updates!”