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Towing lines are one of the most used pieces of equipment in the marine industry. However, because they are subject to high tensile forces and significant friction during each use, as well as often sustaining damage whilst being used in rough seas in extreme weather conditions, they frequently need to be replaced. One way to maximise the longevity of the towing line is to use a towing tension monitoring system that constantly monitors cable tension throughout its service life to reduce overload instances and to ensure safe operation.
LCM Systems towing tension monitoring systems have been designed to give vessel masters a direct reading of tension in the towing hawser during towing operations. The system comprises of load cell or a load pin installed in the towing hook, mooring hook or winch and a digital readout. It can also include an alarm that is programmed to trigger when overload thresholds have been reached, which are set to suit the rope or wire being used.
We can also supply simple towing tension monitoring using a load shackle or load link installed directly in the towing line path. These are especially suitable for occasions where a permanent system is not required, and tension line monitoring only needed for a specific one-off assignment.
Below is a selection of some of our most popular standard load cell and sensor based products used for Towing & Mooring Tension Load Monitoring applications
Below is a selection of our most popular standard instrumentation products used for Towing & Mooring Tension Load Monitoring applications
Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Towing & Mooring Tension Load Monitoring applications
What Towing & Mooring Tension Load Monitoring Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?
Please review some of the recent news items relating to Towing & Mooring Tension 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.
9th Sep 2022
ATEX/IECEx Dual Bridge, XY, Bi Directional Load Pins
These 1000klbf (454 tonne) rated load pins have been designed and manufactured for a US company. 24 have been made in total, each with a diameter of 252mm, 873mm long and weighing 280kgs.
29th Jul 2022
This 25te subsea load shackle has been despatched to a UK tidal turbine company. At their request it was designed to have no stainless steel components in order to minimise corrosion.
11th Feb 2021
400 Tonne ATEX/IECEx Load Pin for Mooring Load Monitoring
This 400 tonne rated ATEX/IECEx certified load pin has been despatched to a Canadian customer that specialises in underwater systems for the oil & gas industry.
7th Feb 2020
Load Pins for Farming Application
Shipped this week to in tractor supplier in South Africa were these 15 tonne rated load pins.
4th Oct 2019
100te Load Pins for Mooring Application
The first batch of 6 load pins have been despatched to a leading manufacturer of mooring equipment, and will be installed in quick release mooring hooks to provide load monitoring of mooring lines.
4th Jan 2019
120te Submersible Load Shackles
These two 120 tonne load shackles have been manufactured for a leading solutions provider to offshore loading and bunker operators.
26th Oct 2018
1000kg Load Cell For Cable Tension Monitoring
We have just completed the manufacture of two 1000 kg load cells that have been designed for a company specialising in the hire and operation of seismic equipment.
28th Apr 2017
25te Subsea Load Shackles for Renewable Energy Application
On their way to the USA are four of our 25te SHK-B load shackles, which have been adapted for subsea use.
13th Apr 2017
150te Load Pins Supplied for Towing Winch Application
Leaving the factory today are 5 x 150 tonne load pins, which will be installed in marine towing winches.