Special Design Compression Load Cells for Marine Crane Application

6th Apr 2017

Two 35te capacity custom designed compression load cells are ready for despatch and will soon be installed in the jib extension hooks of an A-frame floating crane. The crane has a lifting capacity of up to 400 tonnes at a height of 45m, but with the jib extended it can achieve a lifting height of up to 76m and a lifting capacity of 200 tonnes. The load cells will be used to monitor loads on the jib when it is extended to protect against overload situations. Manufactured from stainless steel and with an IP67 rating, these load cells are perfect for a marine environment. They have also been supplied with 10m of armoured cable for additional protection and feature internal amplifiers to give 4-20mA output for connection to a PC.