Force sensors in cranes and hoists are essential not only for moving loads safely but also to protect workers, machines, and plants. In some cases, using force sensors is legally required, for example in stage technology, when loads are to be moved over the heads of people.
Force sensors in cranes and hoists help detecting and therefore avoiding overload and slack rope situations. They also deliver the required data for load spectrum recorders.
Cranes are exposed to various kinds of mechanical stress. If the scope of the exposure is measured and shown accordingly, maintenance intervals can be planned and performed as necessary. This does not only improve safety while operating the crane but also guarantee and prolong its lifespan.
All cranes and hoists benefit significantly from being retrofitted with force sensors. How convenient, that such an upgrade is possible for any kind of crane. Load pins such as the Primosensor MA and MAH series are the most popular force sensors used in cranes. Even they can easily be retrofitted with our rope clamp SKS or a tensile force transducer (Primosensor ZDA / ZML) at the rope fixing point. We offer suitable devices for assessing, displaying and switching (limit switch) which can be connected to the force sensors, too.