120,000 lbf Load Pin for Crane Overload Application

30th Aug 2019

Manufactured for a customer in Canada was this 120 klbf (53.4 tonne) stainless steel load pin which will be installed in a crane for overload monitoring. The load pin is a direct replacement for an existing load bearing pin, and due to its large diameter in relation to the rated capacity, a significant amount of machining was required to make the grooves deep enough to allow the strain to be detected when subjected to the rated load. With a diameter of 165mm and length of 280mm, the load pin offers standard mV/V output and has environmental sealing to IP67.