Winch Tension Monitoring & Control

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.


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.

550te Compression Load Cells

We have recently despatched these 550te compression load cells to a petroleum company in Vietnam, which will be installed within a chain stopper on a oil service platform.


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.