Winch Load Monitoring

LCM Systems manufacturer and supply winch load monitoring systems that provide winch line load data. This improves operational safety by allowing operators to take preventative action in the event that winch loads exceed pre-determined safe limits. The load cells that we use for this application are robust, reliable and built to withstand harsh operational environments. They can be fitted to new equipment or retrofitted without any modifications to the winch. We can supply standard load pins or dual axis load pins that take into account wrap angles. These load pins incorporate separate strain gauges in both the X and Y axis, so that the effect the wrap angle has on line loads is taken into account. 

In addition to load pins, other types of load cell can be used to monitor winch loads and include load links and compression load cells. These are often used when a highly accurate solution is needed or where the use of a load measuring pin is not practical/possible.

In addition to providing improved safety, the historical data-logging of winch loads gives asset owners and managers additional information that can be used for scheduling routine maintenance and to demonstrate winch performance and integrity.


What Winch Load Monitoring Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Winch 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.

950kN Load Monitoring Pins

These 950kN rated load monitoring pins are about to be shipped to our distributor in Singapore, Scigate Automation. A total of 25 have been manufactured for one of their customers who orders these load pins on a regular basis.


60te Ex i Load Pin

We have recently despached these two 60 tonne rated load pins to a customer in the UK. Approved for use in a Zone 1 hazardous area, these load pins are Intrinsically Safe (Ex i) certified.


20 Tonne Load Measuring Pins

We have just despatched these 20 tonne rated load pins to a customer in the US. They are going to a winch manufacturer and will be installed in the winch to provide load monitoring.


160te Load Pins

These load pins have been purchased by a leading offshore equipment manufacturer and will be installed in an offshore winch to provide real-time load monitoring and overload protection.


45te Load Pins

Purchased by our distributor in Singapore, Scigate Automation, but ultimately on their way to a leading offshore deck equipment manufacturer, are these 45te stainless steel load pins.