- Ratings from 2 tonnes to 1000 tonnes
- Stainless steel construction
- Environmentally sealed to IP67
LCM Systems winch tension monitoring and control systems have been designed to deliver critical information that is required for safe winch operation. Our solution comprises a load measuring pin that replaces an existing load bearing pin in the winch sheave and accompanying instrumentation and/or load display. We can also supply load pins with a variety of signal outputs that can be integrated directly into existing PLC systems.
Our load pins have been designed and manufactured for long-term continuous operation, providing users with real time data on line tension. This is particularly critical for winches on offshore vessels and oil platforms, where deck crew routinely carry out demanding operations at sea, often during severe weather conditions. This work can involve handling heavy wires, chains and ropes under tension, which can expose the deck crew to the risk of serious injury in the event of line failure.
With the use of a winch tension monitoring and control monitoring system, such instances can be avoided. Should tensions reach pre-set limits, the system can generate alarms that allow operators to take preventative action before any damage occurs to the winch or line and personnel put at risk.
Our winch tension monitoring and control systems can include simple stand alone winch tension monitoring to comprehensive monitoring and control packages. Zone 1 and 2 ATEX/IECEx hazardous area systems are also available.
Below is a selection of some of our most popular standard load cell and sensor based products used for Winch Tension Monitoring & Control applications
Below is a selection of our most popular standard instrumentation products used for Winch Tension Monitoring & Control applications
Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Winch Tension Monitoring & Control applications
What Winch Tension Monitoring & Control Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?
Please review some of the recent news items relating to Winch Tension Monitoring & Control 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.
19th May 2023
120kN Load Pins for Reel Winch
These tiny 120kN load measuring pins will be used to measure the tension in a reel winch to make sure line tension stays within safe limits.
14th Jan 2022
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.
15th Jan 2021
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.
15th Sep 2020
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.
10th Jan 2020
Currently undergoing final calibration are these 4000kg rated load measuring pins.
20th Sep 2019
276te Load Pin for Anchor Winch
Despatched this week to our distributor in Singapore was this stainless steel load pin rated to 276 tonnes.
15th Mar 2019
We recently despatched this 750kN ATEX certified load pin to one of our regular customers.
8th Feb 2019
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.
18th Jan 2019
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.
21st Sep 2018
380te Left and Right Hand Load Pins
Just completed an on their way to our customer are these two 380te stainless steel load pins.
17th Aug 2018
For one of our UK customers we have manufactured this small (Ø25mm x 105mm) aluminium load pin.
13th Apr 2018
50te ATEX Dual Bridge Load Pins for Winch Load Monitoring Application
Supplied for use as part of a large winch load monitoring system, these 50 tonne ATEX certified load pins will provide feedback from the main winch payout system for additional overload protection.
9th Mar 2018
32 x 650te ATEX Load Pins for Offshore Winch Application
Ready for despatch this week are 32 ATEX dual bridge load pins with integral amplifiers.
29th Sep 2017
10 x 900kN Load Pins for Marine Mooring Winches
Leaving the factory today are 10 x 900kN load pins for a European customer that specialises in the design of winch systems and deck equipment for the marine and offshore industries.