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5te Wireless Load Measuring Pin
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For our USA distributor, we have manufactured a 5te (11,000lb) wireless load pin that will be installed in a hydraulic motor. Although we do have a standard load pin range, the vast majority of the load pins we produce are custom designed like this one, with over 5000 different designs manufactured to date. This wireless version offers enhanced practicality and ease of installation, as no wiring is required and loads are displayed on a simple handheld display. Transmission distance is in excess of 600 metres (clear line of site) and battery life is more than 300 hours of continuous use. The robust telemetry housing ensures the internal electronics remain completely sealed, so the load pin is suitable for use in permanent outdoor installations. If you have an upcoming custom design load pin requirement, our sales team sales@lcmsystems.com will be more than happy to assist. 

1te Submersible Load Shackles

On their way to the USA are these 1 tonne rated submersible load shackles. They will be used at a depth of 350m and have been pressure tested to 500psi. These load shackles have been supplied with a SubConn micro 4 way connector, and as a 1 tonne rated shackle would be too small to fit the connector, a Crosby G2130 4.75te shackle body has been used instead.

We regularly manufacture and supply all types of load shackles, including cabled, wireless, heavy lift and submersible, so if you need a load shackle for a lifting requirement, please do not hesitate to contact sales@lcmsystems.com.

10te ATEX/IECEx Tension & Compression Load Cell

These two 10 tonne ATEX/IECEx Ex'd (explosion proof) load cells have been despatched and are on their way to our distributor in Singapore, Scigate Automation. They have M24 threads both ends to enable load measurement in both tension and compression, are environmentally sealed to IP67 and come with 15m of armoured cable. Accuracy is better than 0.3% of rated load. Do you have a requirement for a hazardous area certified load cell? Our sales team is always on hand to offer help and advice, so please do not hesitate to contact us at sales@lcmsystems.com.

ATEX/IECEx Load Pins for FLNG Production Vessel

Ready for despatch are these ATEX/IECEx certified load pins. There are three different designs rated at 30,000lbf (13.35 tonnes), 20,000lbf (8.9 tonnes) and 1000lbf (445kgs), with a total of 18 load pins supplied. They will be installed in the swivels of an FLNG production vessel located off the East African coast. The swivels form part of the turret mooring system and enable the transfer of liquids, gasses, hydraulics, electrical power and other utilities to the vessel. The load pins will be used for load monitoring of a number of different swivels to ensure loads stay within safe working limits. Due to the application, the load pins have undergone additional testing, including charpy and hardness tests, passivation of the load pin, caps and washers to ASTM A967, with calibration witnessed by Lloyds. The load pins have also been individually engraved with TAG numbers issued by the customer and have the same number replicated on metal labels.

 

10,400kN Load Pin for Offshore Crane

LCM System have designed and manufactured a 10,400kN (1060 tonne) load pin that will be installed in an offshore A-Frame crane to provide load monitoring during lifting operations. This stainless steel load pin has a whopping 400mm diameter, is 1075mm long and weighs over 1 tonne. The load pin features a 550mm greaseway, has an integral amplifier to provide a 4-20mA output and is environmentally sealed to IP67. Calibration was carried out in our 1500 tonne test machine (shown below) and an accuracy of better than 0.5% of rated load was achieved. It was despatched this week to our customer; a crane manufacturer that specialises in providing bespoke lifting solutions to the wind energy, marine and offshore industries.

 

 

E-Commerce Products

Don't forget that you can always purchase a wide selection of our load cell products online from stock on very short lead times (typically despatched within 1 to 2 days). All shipments to our international customers are sent via express courier to ensure shortest possible delivery times, while our UK customers benefit from free next day delivery. Paying for items is very straightforward via credit or debit card, so, if you are in a different time zone and need a load cell urgently or you simply prefer hassle-free online purchasing, you can always place your load cell order when it's most convenient for you.

Wireless Load Shackles for a Boat Lift Application

With a lead time of just 2 days from receipt of order, these 12te and 17te wireless load shackles are currently on route to New Zealand to a shipyard where they will be used on a boat lift crane to monitor lifting loads and ensure weight is evenly distributed throughout the lift. This particular customer has purchased a number of these load shackles over the last few years and are expanding their stock to enable them to instrument more of their cranes. Short delivery times form a significant part of their purchasing decision, and knowing that we hold these products in stock for immediate despatch is certainly one of the reasons we are their preferred supplier. Our wireless load shackle range available ex-stock starts at 3.25 tonnes and goes up to 120 tonnes. Higher rated capacities are also available, but on a slightly longer lead time. If you need a load shackle for an imminent project, you can either purchase via our website or contact our sales team enquiries@lcmsystems.com, who will be happy to assist.

12te Stainless Steel Wireless Load Links

Currently on their way to Korea are these two 12te wireless load links, which have been ordered by a crane and lifting equipment hire company. Part of our standard WLL range, these load links are available ex-stock, and have been designed for lifting and weighing in harsh environments, being manufactured from stainless steel. They are simple to install and are matched to standard shackle sizes. 

Each load link comes complete with a handheld display and one of our quality, lockable polyurethane transit cases, which are highly durable and impervious to most chemicals and moisture. Its robust moulded construction also means that it will not dent or rust, offering outstanding protection for the load links inside.

120te Load Pin for Mooring Bollard Load Monitoring

We are often asked to supply load pins to suit customer supplied load shackles from various manufacturers, but we are also sometimes asked to provide load pins for clevis arrangements, like this 120 tonne load pin that was recently despatched to a UK based mooring contractor that specialises in mooring bollards. The load pin has been designed to fit their MacAlloy FA/85 fork, and our computer generated image shows the load pin within the fork assembly. We also supplied a custom designed anti-rotation bracket and one of our TR150 handhelds with RS232 output for data acquisition to PC.

12.5kN Washer Load Cells

We have recently manufactured and despatched these 12.5kN stainless steel washer/through hole load cells to one of our UK customers. From our standard WAS range, the 12.5kN rated version is the smallest we manufacture, with a diameter of just 25mm and height of 12mm. The main application for these load cells is measuring the tension in bolts for safety monitoring or general quality control. Our standard range goes up to 540kN, but we can supply higher capacity and custom design versions if required. 

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