270te Load Links for Super Heavy Lift Crane

11th May 2018

On route to one of our Belgian customers are these 10 x 270te dual bridge load links. Manufactured from Strenx 960 steel they are Machinery Directive compliant and offer 4-20mA output. They exactly replicate the link plates they are replacing (which measure 320mm x 730mm), so needed to be manufactured from high tensile strength steel to enable the required load rating to be achieved. Each link pair has a separate strain gauge bridge to give dual redundancy for additional safety protection. They will be attached to the boom head of super heavy lift cranes to provide load monitoring. These cranes are amongst the largest in the world, having a lifting capacity of 2820 tonnes at a radius of 50m.