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Load Cell - Sailing Ship Rigging Tension

Application Summary

Sailing ships of all sizes need to tune the rigging of their sails to
maximize performance in expected at sea conditions. This requires the
cables and ropes used in the rigging preloaded to a specified tension.
To measure the preload applied onto the ropes and cables, threaded in
line load cells are used.

Products in Use

LCM525 Threaded In Line Load Cell paired with an IHH500 Digital Hand Held Display

Sailing Ship Rigging Tension
How it Works
  1. An LCM525 Threaded In Line Load Cell mounts in line on the mast rigging.

  2. As the rigging is tightened, the IHH500 reads the LCM525’s output and displays it.

  3. This enables the sailor to see the line tension in real-time as they adjust the rigging.

  4. By incorporating a TEDS chip into the Binder© plug attached to the LCM525, a single IHH500 can be swapped between sensors without the need to program the IHH500 with the new sensor data.

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