Strain Gauge Based Load Cell System for Overhead Travelling Crane

When a crane company had to lift a large object with a 20t overhead travelling crane that had two cats, the company used a strain gauge based load cell system from Vetec.


The system consisted of:

- Two load pins
- Three displays
- One remote control


The system was able to measure the weight on the two cats. The weights on the two cats were then shown on each of the two displays. The last display showed the total weight on the two cats.


Furthermore, the remote control could control the crane, while simultaneously show the weight on the cats, due to the fact that some of the remote controls come with an incorporated display.


The advantages of the system were increased workplace safety and efficiency, because the staff could get a quick overview of the lift, and the system could prevent the crane from being overloaded.

Strain gauge based load cell system