Crane Load Monitoring & Control

Crane load monitoring and control systems are installed on all types of cranes to provide continuous data to operators and asset owners that allows them to increase productivity and improve safety. Monitoring of lifted loads enables the operator to move the maximum amount of product safely, resulting in fewer lifts and faster completion of duties. Additionally, as overload instances are eliminated, safety is improved and damage to the cane avoided. Information on crane usage and loads lifted also provides information to asset owners on integrity, life expectancy and required scheduling of maintenance and repairs.

LCM Systems offer a comprehensive range of weighing and overload systems to suit most applications. Our crane load monitoring and control systems can be fitted either to new cranes as original equipment or retrofitted to existing cranes. The type of load cell used in a system will depend on many factors including crane design, amount of headroom available and the level of accuracy needed, and so could comprise of a load link, load shackle or load pin. 

Each system requires a load cell to sense the load and an indicator to display the load and provide any control outputs that may be required. We can supply just the load sensing component or the complete system with a display. For customers who already have a display or PLC system that they would like to integrate the load cell into, we offer various signal outputs for simple connection. 


What Crane Load Monitoring & Control Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Crane Load Monitoring & Control load cells, load pins and associated instrumentation that we have supplied to our customer base. These will help demonstrate the experience we have in finding solutions for our customers, in a addition to the standard product offering available for this application.

55te Cabled Load Shackles

Just about to be shipped to our distributor in the UAE, VDR Specialized Crane Equipment Manufacturing LLC, are these five load shackles rated at 55 tonnes.


6250lbf Tension Load Cells

We have recently designed and manufactured 16 stainless steel tension load cells for our US distributor, Interface Force Measurement Solutions. They will ultimately be going to a marine crane and winch manufacturer.


16te Crane Load Pins

These stainless steel load pins have been despatched to a producer and exporter of ferroalloys and manganese ore in Georgia. They will be installed in the overhead bridge cranes in their processing plant.


250 Tonne ATEX Load Shackles

We have just despatched these 250 tonne ATEX/IECEx load shackles to a UK customer that specialises in the design of safety and control solutions.


STA-3 1000kg Tension Load Cell

We have recently supplied this STA-3 1000kg rated load cell to a UK customer in the space industry that specialises in satellite-based systems. They will be installing it on a ceiling crane in their manufacturing facility.


80kN Wireless Load Pins

These 80kN wireless load pins have been designed and manufactured for a customer in Belgium, who wanted to replace an existing load bearing pin in an open wedge socket with a load measuring pin to provide load monitoring.


400te Duplex Dual Bridge Load Links

Due for delivery early next week to a customer in Belgium are these four duplex load links rated to 400 tonnes. Each load link pair has a separate strain gauge bridge to give dual redundancy for additional safety protection and provides a 4-20mA output.


10,400kN Load Pin for Offshore Crane

LCM System have designed and manufactured a 10,400kN (1060 tonne) load pin that will be installed in an offshore A-Frame crane to provide load monitoring during lifting operations.