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Portable Crane Weighing | Load Cell Weight and Lifting Scales

When a crane lifts heavy loads to tall heights, it's imperative that the truck is completely stable. Measuring the lifting load with sensor solutions helps ensure the stability of the operation.


For construction or industrial applications calling low to medium duty capacities, tension load cells are used to measure tensile or “pulling” loads, making them ideal in crane, hoist weight monitoring and rigging applications. These load measurement devices are also known as load monitoring indication (LMI), tension links or load shackles.


Load cells are commonly installed to a load block and hoist hook to ensure that the crane is not overloaded. The operator can monitor online as the load is being applied to the hoist until the load is fully suspended. At any point as the load increases, the operator can reverse the lift in case of overload. A load indicator installed in the operator cabin can be used to shut down the lifting operation, activate flashing light and/or activate an audible alarm.


FUTEK LCF Load Cell Series is suitable for up to 100,000 capacity and can withstand up to 150% safe overload with IP protection up to IP65, making it suitable for heavy industrial applications.


Portable cranes often endure the weight of a variety of payloads. Utilizing a robust, high capacity load cell helps operators monitor the weight variations between each load.


How it Works
  1. Operators and industrial engineers often utilize high capacity, robust load cells to provide the critical verification measurements on portable cranes, as these cranes often endure the weight of a variety of payloads.

  2. Installed to the crane's cable, FUTEK's Pancake Load Cell (LCF Series) measures the weight of load, as well as the endurance of the cable as it maneuvers the load.

  3. These measurements can be amplified through an IAA Series Analog Amplifier to a PLC, shown on a digital display (IPM650 or IHH500) or streamed directly to a PC using FUTEK's USB Solutions.

  4. If the instrument is paired with FUTEK's SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software operators can log, and graph all the data on the PC.

Products in Use

A Pancake Load Cell (LCF Series) paired with Instrumentation (IAA Series, IPM650, IHH500, USB Solutions).


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When a crane lifts heavy loads to tall heights, it's imperative that the truck is completely stable. Measuring the lifting load with sensor solutions helps ensure the stability of the operation.


For construction or industrial applications calling low to medium duty capacities, tension load cells are used to measure tensile or “pulling” loads, making them ideal in crane, hoist weight monitoring and rigging applications. These load measurement devices are also known as load monitoring indication (LMI), tension links or load shackles.


Load cells are commonly installed to a load block and hoist hook to ensure that the crane is not overloaded. The operator can monitor online as the load is being applied to the hoist until the load is fully suspended. At any point as the load increases, the operator can reverse the lift in case of overload. A load indicator installed in the operator cabin can be used to shut down the lifting operation, activate flashing light and/or activate an audible alarm.


FUTEK LCF Load Cell Series is suitable for up to 100,000 capacity and can withstand up to 150% safe overload with IP protection up to IP65, making it suitable for heavy industrial applications.


Portable cranes often endure the weight of a variety of payloads. Utilizing a robust, high capacity load cell helps operators monitor the weight variations between each load.


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