Crane Safe Load Monitoring

Crane safe load monitoring systems are a vital tool in crane safety. These systems detect the moment of lifting a load, which can be compared to the cranes maximum safe load limit. They typically use load measuring pins that replace existing load bearing pins in the crane header block to sense the load, although in instances where there is not a suitable load bearing pin to replace, below hook measuring solutions can be used.

The system increases operational efficiency and improves safety by providing a tool that alerts the crane operator to imminent excess lifting conditions that may cause harm to personnel and equipment. If the load being lifted exceeds the safe lifting load, either audible or visual alarms can be triggered, or, if part of a control system, that action will automatically stop the lift. Additionally, having a real-time display of the lifted load allows crane operators to lift the maximum allowable amount, improving productivity by reducing the number of lifts required to complete a task. 

LCM Systems have supplied hundreds of crane load monitoring systems for all types of cranes, and can supply both the load cell and a range of instrumentation and displays to provide a total solution.


What Crane Safe Load Monitoring Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Crane Safe Load Monitoring 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.

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.


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.


120klbf Load Measuring Pin

Manufactured for one of our regular customers and leaving the factory this week is a 120 klbf (5.4 tonne) load pin which has a very large diameter in comparison to its load capacity.