Custom Tension Link Dynamometer

Custom Tension Link Dynamometer

All Massload’s Custom Tension Links are made with the highest quality materials and manufactured through our specialized Quality Management System. Our in house engineering team will work with you to guarantee the development of a tension link that meets all your requirements.

Our tension links are designed using the latest technology in 3D modeling and FEA analysis.

Custom tension links are available in capacities up to, and exceeding, one million pounds and can be designed to meet industrial safety factors of up to 1000% overload protection. Millivolt output or signal conditioning utilizing a 4-20 mA output for PLC interface are available.

Highlights

  • Custom Tension load cells for crane, winching, lifting, and hanging scale applications
  • Typical industries include material handling, mining, oil and gas, OEMs
  • Made from quality alloy steel sourced from USA and/or European mills only
  • Massload Custom Tension Links are heat treated in an ISO9001 registered facility
  • Massload Custom Tension Links are surface coated in an ISO9001 registered facility using high phosphorous, corrosion and chip resistant, industrial grade electroless nickel
  • In-process quality options include ultrasound testing of materials prior to machining, proof load testing and wet magnetic testing after heat treating
  • Popular output option includes 4-20mA for PLC control
  • Massload Custom Tension Links are tested and calibrated to standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), USA
  • Massload is the only Canadian load cell manufacturer to achieve VCAP (Verified Conformity Assessment Program) certification

Product Details

Custom Tension Link Dynamometer

All Massload’s Custom Tension Links are made with the highest quality materials and manufactured through our specialized Quality Management System. Our in house engineering team will work with you to guarantee the development of a tension link that meets all your requirements.

Our tension links are designed using the latest technology in 3D modeling and FEA analysis.

Custom tension links are available in capacities up to, and exceeding, one million pounds and can be designed to meet industrial safety factors of up to 1000% overload protection. Millivolt output or signal conditioning utilizing a 4-20 mA output for PLC interface are available.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Capacities

Any capacity (custom)

Typical Accuracy

0.5% to 0.9% of Full Scale

Safe Overload

150% to 250% safe overload (standard but customizable)

Ultimate Overload

500% or 1000% (standard but customizable)

Full Scale Output

Typical Bridge Output:
2 mV/V at 4:1 Ultimate SF
0.5-0.75 mV/V at 10:1 Ultimate SF

Maximum Excitation

Bridge : 10 volts DC / 350 Ohm
4-20mA : 24V +/- 10%; 13-28V; 9-30V, depending on amplifier selected.

Operating Temp

-40°C to +80°C (standard)

Compensated Temp

-10°C to +40°C (standard)

Sealing Standard

IP-67 (standard) protected against high pressure jets of water and short periods of emersion
IP-68 (available) protected against high pressure jets of water and long periods of emersion at depths of up to 5m

Material

4140 / 4340 High Strength Alloy Steel (standard)
17-4PH Stainless Steel (optional)

Protective Coating

High phosphorous, corrosion and chip resistant, industrial grade electroless nickel

Bridge Resistance

350 Ohm (standard)
4500 Ohm (optional)

4-20MA OUTPUTS FOR PLC

Most custom tension link applications come with internal 4-20mA amplifiers and are factory calibrated in our state-of-art high capacity tension tester using NIST traceable reference load.

IP68 SEALING WITH MOLDED MILITARY CONNECT

To withstand extreme operating conditions, many custom tension links include IP68 o-ring sealing with IP68 cable relief glands and cables terminated with molded Amphenol connectors.

WIRELESS TO PLC

Custom tension links can be fitted with internal or external 2.4Ghz transmitters with wireless receivers providing 4-20mA outputs direct to the PLC.

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