Load cells are strain gauge based transducers which are used to measure load, overload, or tension conditions. Load pins are a version of load cell that are typically installed into machines in the place of solid shafts, whereas load cells act as a direct component in an assembly. Load pins designed by PCM work on the double shear stress method.
PCM load pins are entirely custom fit. All units are designed completely around the customer requirements and if required, assistance is available to guide these decisions from our experienced Technical team.
Load pins are versatile pieces of equipment and are used in a large variety of applications, such as: cranes, hoisting gear, winches, etc. Rope, chain, and brake anchors, bearing blocks, pivots and shackles, elevators and floor conveyors as well as in applications for the agricultural, aviation, chemical and R&D industries.
As all of the load pins that PCM manufacture are made to order, we request that the load pin questionnaire (refer to Page 4 of our datasheet) is completed and sent into our Sales team. Once received, our team of engineers will review your enquiry and confirm if the load pin criteria is mechanically achievable and safe. We will then submit a quotation complete with a competitive lead time. When a purchase order has been received, a technical outline drawing and specification will be submitted to the customer for approval prior to manufacture.
All PCM load pins are supplied with calibration certificates obtained using test machines traceable to National Standards. However, we do recommend that an in-situ calibration is carried out to obtain maximum performance.
To complete your system, PCM can offer you built-in amplifiers if required, we can also supply almost any instrumentation desired, ranging from equipment such as wireless telemetry, large displays, cased panel/hand held indicators to summation devices and overload/slack rope detection equipment.
Please note that if a load pin does not suit your requirements, we also manufacture custom load cells which may prove more suitable. Please contact our Sales team for more information.