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Load Cell - Shackle Pin Load Cell

When measuring loads in weighing load rigging or lifting applications, the most common solutions are either a shackle with an embedded instrumented load pin or a custom-manufactured load pin load cell that fits in the existing shackle, replacing existing shear pins, clevis pins, shear axles or any other type of pinned joints. This labor-intensive setup requires a lot of resources, as designing and manufacturing a customized pin load cell is a time-consuming process, especially as the designer has to ensure that the load applied to the load pin is centered or evenly distributed in the clevis pin.

FUTEK has a simpler, but just as efficient, solution. Instead of replacing or customizing components, an off-the-shelf pancake load cell can be integrated into the existing load block setup with minimal intervention to the hoisting and load block components. A high capacity pancake load cell with axially mounted rod end bearings is connected to the load block and the hoist hook using the existing shackles and load pins, leaving the existing hoisting elements largely intact.

FUTEK LCF Load Cell Series is suitable for up to 100,000 lbs capacity and can withstand up to 150% safe overload with IP protection up to IP65 (higher sealings available on request). The LCF Series Load Cells are built to withstand the demands of challenging environments and weather conditions and enable monitoring and logging of precise loads on any given rigging point.

FUTEK LCF load cells are fatigue-rated, a feature that is especially important for fixed and long-term applications. The load cell's ability to withstand successive load cycles for long periods without the risk of failure or damage to the sensor body (flexure) or strain gauge element, saves time and resources and provides peace of mind for the operator.

Typical Applications

  • Under hook crane weighing
  • Entertainment & theatre rigging
  • Aircraft manufacturing and repair
  • Loads lifting and lowering
  • Structural load testing and certification
  • Shipping & receiving weighing
  • Crane and hoist calibration and proof load testing
  • Manufacturing and heavy construction


Benefits of LCF Series Load Cells:

  • Simple installation and operation
  • Fatigue rated load cell
  • High accuracy with a nonlinearity of ±0.10%
  • Off-center loading - able to withstand high extraneous loads    
  • Stainless steel or anodized aluminum flexure
  • Ideal for use in rugged or harsh environments
  • Environmentally sealed to IP65 (higher sealings available on request)
  • Available up to 100,000 lbs (higher ratings available on request)
How it Works
  1. FUTEK's LCF Pancake Load Cells are installed between the load block and hoist hook to measure crane lifting load. 

  2. As the load is lifted by the crane or any other hoisting system, the strain gauge load cell captures the weight of the hoisted load in real-time. At any point as the load increases, the operator can reverse the lift in case of overload. A load indicator or digital display is installed in the operator cabin for online monitoring.

  3. The IPM650 Intelligent Digital Display is paired with the sensors for real-time logging, interlock, and alarming.

  4. These systems are also available with wireless / Bluetooth solutions to improve versatility and logistics.

Products in Use

LCF Series Pancake High Capacity  Load Cell paired with IPM650 Intelligent Digital Display;



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When measuring loads in weighing load rigging or lifting applications, the most common solutions are either a shackle with an embedded instrumented load pin or a custom-manufactured load pin load cell that fits in the existing shackle, replacing existing shear pins, clevis pins, shear axles or any other type of pinned joints. This labor-intensive setup requires a lot of resources, as designing and manufacturing a customized pin load cell is a time-consuming process, especially as the designer has to ensure that the load applied to the load pin is centered or evenly distributed in the clevis pin.

FUTEK has a simpler, but just as efficient, solution. Instead of replacing or customizing components, an off-the-shelf pancake load cell can be integrated into the existing load block setup with minimal intervention to the hoisting and load block components. A high capacity pancake load cell with axially mounted rod end bearings is connected to the load block and the hoist hook using the existing shackles and load pins, leaving the existing hoisting elements largely intact.

FUTEK LCF Load Cell Series is suitable for up to 100,000 lbs capacity and can withstand up to 150% safe overload with IP protection up to IP65 (higher sealings available on request). The LCF Series Load Cells are built to withstand the demands of challenging environments and weather conditions and enable monitoring and logging of precise loads on any given rigging point.

FUTEK LCF load cells are fatigue-rated, a feature that is especially important for fixed and long-term applications. The load cell's ability to withstand successive load cycles for long periods without the risk of failure or damage to the sensor body (flexure) or strain gauge element, saves time and resources and provides peace of mind for the operator.

Typical Applications

  • Under hook crane weighing
  • Entertainment & theatre rigging
  • Aircraft manufacturing and repair
  • Loads lifting and lowering
  • Structural load testing and certification
  • Shipping & receiving weighing
  • Crane and hoist calibration and proof load testing
  • Manufacturing and heavy construction


Benefits of LCF Series Load Cells:

  • Simple installation and operation
  • Fatigue rated load cell
  • High accuracy with a nonlinearity of ±0.10%
  • Off-center loading - able to withstand high extraneous loads    
  • Stainless steel or anodized aluminum flexure
  • Ideal for use in rugged or harsh environments
  • Environmentally sealed to IP65 (higher sealings available on request)
  • Available up to 100,000 lbs (higher ratings available on request)
Shackle Pin Load Cell
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© 1998–2021 FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.