Using load pins to measure loads on a container loading
bridge is a typical application for Magtrol's Load Measuring
Pins. This specific example shows how simple it is to
replace existing shafts with load measuring pins just
by slightly transforming the fixing system.
Four Magtrol Load Measuring Pins are located in the
lifting rope attachments as indicated in the diagram.
Knowledge of the pulley configuration allows one to
work out the weight of the container held by the quick
The LE Series Load Measuring Pin is ideally adapted
to this type of assembly, being equipped with the 4
to 20 mA electronic unit. This enables a direct connection
to the PLCs or a display in the driver's cabin, even
if the cabin is remotely located. The PLC of the crane
will provide simultaneous monitoring of both the corner
loads and total loads of a container to provide overload
control and warn of shifting or unbalanced loads.