- 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.
16th Dec 2022
These IECEx load pins have been purchased by our US distributors, Interface, Inc for a customer that manufactures marine and offshore cranes and winches.
17th Dec 2021
Shipped to a customer in Germany recently were these two SHK-B cabled 'Bow' load shackles rated to 9.5 tonnes.
14th Aug 2020
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.
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.
9th Aug 2018
Just completed an on their way to our customer are these two 7.5te rated load pins.
6th Apr 2017
Two 35te capacity custom designed compression load cells are ready for despatch and will soon be installed in the jib extension hooks of an A-frame floating crane.