Crane Hook Load Sensors

Article provided by: Massload Technologies Inc.

Crane Hook Load Sensors

We mean to answer some of the most complex and straightforward answers about cranes and hoists load weighing equipment. We cover the reasons one should measure a load and the actual weight to prevent the crane's overload, using crane hook load sensors.

Everything about crane load sensors

Choosing the load cell type

The lifting load cells behind the hook depends on the particular spot of installation and the purpose of the sensor. You should decide if you need a load cell with a cable to connect to the electronic or a wireless one for the advantage of remote operations. There are many options for the right load cell electronic. It is best to choose a load system that will prevent overloading or slacking. The goal is to have a crane or display to achieve these goals in simple ways, with wall or bridge mountings.

There are many options for crane load cells for rigging applications. We recommend talking to our office and reading the below content to understand the accurate and reliable measuring application of different crane cells.

Standard load cells for crane systems

The load cell's primary role is to monitor the force exerted on vital points of the crane. We ensure the crane carries the right weight and creates cell designs that fit into the system's critical issues. You must install multiple cell on several points of the crane rope. The different points needing crane hood load sensors often include the following:

Load block

The load block is the point where the rope connects to the cord. The load cells monitor the force on the load block to prevent possible dangerous accidents.

Under the hook

Devices under the hook are excellent for lifting and are conducive for monitoring the force on the system’s end. The crane scale is installable under the arch to sense systems like the A2B, wedge socket, and line rider.

Top of the hook

Quality crane load cells measure critical points and the system, such as the drums, trolleys, and sheaves.

How to choose the crane hook load sensors from Massload

Load cells fall into categories that define how they deflect the gauge sensor under strain. The tension load pulls and stretches and is suitable for measuring pulling loads. Therefore, it is best to choose a tension load cell for hoist and crane monitoring purposes. The most common types of tension load sensors include the following:

  • S-type load cell
  • Load shackle
  • Tension load cells 
  • Hanging 
  • Custom load pin
  • Deadline sensor
  • Clamp sensor – They attach to the end of the crane wire rope to measure the load without affecting the headroom. The clamp sensor is the best option when you want to limit the overload.

You can always add a digital display tool or cell amplifier that will relay the output results.

We have many different types of crane lifting sensors, including a simple load cell or a complex sensor system for heavy technical and commercial purposes. Everything in our store has the perfect solution for any application. Talk to 1-800-667-3825 for a custom order of the best crane hook load sensors.



Crane Hook Load Sensors
Massload Technologies Inc.
+1 306-242-2020
90-4060 Langer Avenue
Saskatoon SK S7P 0E7 CA

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