CRANE LOAD CELL SYSTEM SECURES LIFT OF FLOATING DOCK
Crane Load Cell System:
When a floating dock sank in an industrial port in Denmark, the shipping company J. A. Rederiet was assigned the job to lift the sunken floating dock safely from the sea.
The shipping company contacted the Danish firm Vetec A/S, which specialises in the development of load cell systems for various industries such as the offshore industry.
Vetec developed a complete load cell system that consisted of two custom-made load pins and two displays. The load pins were installed in the two cranes and connected to the displays. Thereby, the crew was able to get a precise overview of the lift and secure that the two cranes lifted equally and would not be overloaded.
Furthermore, in order to get the optimum lift, the shipping company used Vetec’s 125 ton dynamometer to calibrate the crane before the lift.
The sunken floating dock is now safely removed from the industrial port, and the ship containing Vetec’s system now solves similar tasks, where heavy objects need to be lifted up from the sea.