- Ratings from 2 tonnes to 1000 tonnes
- Stainless steel construction
- Environmentally sealed to IP67
LCM Systems supply crane weighing and overload protection systems that aid the operator by providing the total weight being lifted by the crane in real time, and therefore also preventing overload situations. We have been supplying these systems for over 35 years, and they have been installed in all types of hoists and cranes, including overhead travelling cranes, shipyard and port cranes, as well as marine and offshore cranes.
Load measuring pins that dimensionally replicate existing load bearing pins in the header block of the crane are used to provide a signal proportional to the measured load, meaning no modifications to the crane are required. The crane weighing and overload system can then be used to alert the crane operator of potential lifting hazards and assist them with safe load management. Pre-set audible and visual alarms can also be incorporated, as can triggers to shut down the crane if a lift weighing above the safe load limit is detected.
For demanding applications such as on oil rigs and FPSOs etc, we can supply equipment that is ATEX and IECEx certified and have both Explosion Proof (Ex d) and Intrinsically Safe (Ex i) approvals. We can also supply below hook solutions where a permanent installation is not required or the use of a load measuring pin not feasible.
Below is a selection of some of our most popular standard load cell and sensor based products used for Crane Weighing & Overload Protection applications
Below is a selection of our most popular standard instrumentation products used for Crane Weighing & Overload Protection applications
Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Crane Weighing & Overload Protection applications
What Crane Weighing & Overload Protection Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?
Please review some of the recent news items relating to Crane Weighing & Overload Protection 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.
24th Feb 2023
Dual Bridge Load Pins for Offshore Davit Cranes
Ready for delivery to an industry leading designer and manufacturer of onshore an offshore cranes are these 65kN rated load pins.
17th Feb 2023
3000lbf ATEX/IECEx Dual Bridge Load Pins
These ATEX/IECEx certified dual bridge load pins were manufactured for a customer that supplies crane monitoring and overload systems.
16th Dec 2022
Hazardous Area Load Pins for Crane Load Monitoring
These IECEx load pins have been purchased by our US distributors, Interface, Inc for a customer that manufactures marine and offshore cranes and winches.
4th Nov 2022
350klbf (159 tonne) Annular Load Cell
These three stainless steel annular load cells have been designed to fit the main hoist of a crane to provide load measuring data.
2nd Sep 2022
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.
7th Feb 2022
1750 Tonne Load Pins for Heavy Lift Application
Designed and manufactured for one of our regular customers that specialises in crane rental and heavy lifting applications were these 1750 tonne rated load pins.
17th Dec 2021
9.5 Tonne Cabled Bow Load Shackles with Integral Amplifiers
Shipped to a customer in Germany recently were these two SHK-B cabled 'Bow' load shackles rated to 9.5 tonnes.
26th Nov 2021
Y Load Links for Ship Deck Crane
Designed and manufactured for a customer in the USA, these Y stainless steel load links will be used to provide load monitoring on a ship deck crane.
16th Jul 2021
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.
18th Jun 2021
5 Tonne Intrinsically Safe Wireless Load Link
This 5 tonne rated wireless stainless steel load link has been despatched today to a customer in Germany.
4th Dec 2020
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.
16th Oct 2020
100 Tonne High Temperature Load Measuring Pins
Recently despatched and on their way to Chile are these two 100 tonne rated load measuring pins that will be installed in a crane to provide load monitoring.
7th Sep 2020
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.
28th Aug 2020
Delivered this week to a customer in Germany were these two toggle stainless steel load links. Rated to 15te, they have fork/fork end fittings, are environmentally sealed to IP67 and have integral amplifiers to give a 4-20mA output.
14th Aug 2020
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.
17th Apr 2020
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.
24th Oct 2019
Currently going through our calibration facility are ten RTG container weighing systems for a port in Africa.
30th Aug 2019
120,000 lbf Load Pin for Crane Overload Application
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.