Wireless Load Cells, Load Pins, Tension Links, and Load Shackles

Welcome to the forefront of industrial weighing innovation. Our range of wireless load cells, load pins, tension links, and load shackles results from years of research and technical knowledge focused on empowering businesses with the equipment they need to measure weight easily and accurately.

Traditional weighing systems, with their cables and limited flexibility, often hinder productivity and accuracy. That’s where our wireless scales come in. By eliminating the constraints imposed by wired setups, our wireless load cells provide unparalleled flexibility, enabling seamless integration into various industrial applications, from vehicle scales to heavy machinery.

But it’s not just about cutting cords. Our wireless scales continue to offer precision and reliability in lifting and weighing operations, just like their wired version.

Our vision is to provide an option for industries that can largely benefit from wireless ways of measuring their daily applications. It’s always about improving the product and the lives of our customers. Whether monitoring tension forces in crane operations or accurately measuring loads on offshore platforms, our innovative solutions ensure safety, efficiency, and peace of mind for businesses across diverse sectors.

With Massload Technologies, you’re not just investing in cutting-edge technology – you’re investing in the future of your operations.

Wireless Load Shackle 17t Crosby With Handheld Display by Massload Technologies


Support local manufacture with Massload's rugged and reliable industrial grade ML-724 2.4 Ghz Wireless Tension Link model ranges from 10,000 lbs to 250,000 lbs, made with the highest quality materials and manufactured and calibrated in-house through our VCAP certified Quality Management System. Common applications include load lifting, boat lifting, towing and line tension measurement.

Advanced Weigh Scale Software


Support local with Massload's .NET Advanced Weigh Scale Software for wireless weighing. Ideal for applications including data logging, axle weighing, multi-axle weighing, multi-scale weighing for tension link, platform and tank weighing, load out weighing, and truck in truck out operation.

2.4Ghz Wireless Tension Link Safe Lifting Kit by Massload Technologies


Support local manufacture with Massload's rugged and reliable industrial grade ML-724 2.4 Ghz Wireless Tension Link model ranges from 10,000 lbs to 250,000 lbs, made with the highest quality materials and manufactured and calibrated in-house through our VCAP certified Quality Management System. Common applications include load lifting, boat lifting, towing and line tension measurement.

2.4Ghz Wireless Portable Hand Held Display Receiver Single Channel T24 HS Massload Technologies


Massload 2.4Ghz Wireless hand held single channel load cell weight indicator with up to 2600ft (800m) range.

Massload WL-T24-HS Wireless Portable Display Receiver


Massload 2.4Ghz Wireless hand held load cell weight indicator for up to 12 channels with 2600ft (800m) range.

Wireless Load Cell Transmitter


Mantracourt 2.4Ghz Wireless Load Cell Transmitter with up to 2600ft (800m) range and long battery life. Use with any scale or load cell for cable-less weight sensing and data collection.

Wireless Base Station USB Receiver


Mantracourt 2.4Ghz Wireless base station receiver connects to USB port with free software to display up to 100 channels.

Mantracourt T24 AO1 Wireless Load Cell 4 20mA Analogue Output by Massload Technologies


Mantracourt T24-AO1i wireless receiver with analogue output connects with the T24-ACM wireless load cell transmitter to provide 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-10V, 0-5V, +/-10V +/-5V output options to the PLC controller.

Mantracourt T24-SO Wireless Load Cell Serial Output Gateway by Massload Technologies


Mantracourt T24-SO wireless receiver provides serial ASCII output to serial display, printer, PC and LCD displays.

Mantracourt T24 Log 100 Base Station Weigh Data Logging and Visualisation Software by Massload Technologies


Mantracourt T24 Log 100 software provides easy-to-use data logging and weight display for up to 100 channels.

What are Wireless Load Cells?

Wireless load cells are used in many applications but the two most common are in hoisting and in vehicle scales. They eliminate the need for cumbersome cables, providing unparalleled flexibility and convenience in weighing operations.

How Does a Wireless Load Cell Work?

Wireless load cells offer insights into force and weight measurement across a wide range of applications. Here’s a closer look at their functionality:

  • Wireless Transmission: Wireless load cells convert force or weight into electrical signals, seamlessly transmitting data wirelessly to designated collection systems.
  • Operation Overview: These load cells operate on the principle of strain gauge technology, ensuring precise and reliable measurement of weight.
  • Measuring Weight: Wireless load cells provide exceptional accuracy in real-time weight measurements by sensing changes in strain.

What are Wireless Tension Links?

A wireless tension link, also known as a wireless dynamometer or wireless load cell , is a device used to measure tension or force in various applications without physical connections or wires.

How Does a Wireless Tension Link Work?

A wireless tension link provides real-time monitoring and measurement of tension loads. Here’s how a wireless tension link typically works:

  • Load Sensing: The core component of a wireless tension link is a load sensing element, usually a strain gauge or load cell. This component deforms slightly when subjected to force or tension. This deformation is measured and converted into an electrical signal proportional to the applied force.
  • Signal Processing: The electrical signal generated by the load-sensing element is then processed by onboard electronics. This processing may involve amplifying the signal, filtering out noise, and converting it into a digital format suitable for transmission.
  • Wireless Transmission: Once the electrical signal is processed, it is transmitted wirelessly to a receiver unit. This transmission can occur through various wireless communication protocols. At Massload, we use license free 2.4 GHz wireless technology on the ISM band in different form factors such as enclosures and battery life depending on the best fit for each application.
  • Wireless Receiver Unit: The wireless receiver unit comes in multiple options such as hand-held LCD readout displays, basestation connected to a personal computer running Massload MAWS scale software or other software, 4-20mA output direct to a PLC, or serial output connected to a display device. It receives the wirelessly transmitted signal from the tension link and decodes it back into a readable format, usually displaying the measured tension or force in real time.
  • Power Source: Wireless tension links are powered either by batteries of various sizes selected for battery life requirements, or by rechargeable batteries maintained by solar power or induction charging, or by regular utility power. The choice of power source depends on factors like the intended usage duration and environmental considerations.

What are Wireless Load Shackles?

Wireless load shackles are devices used to measure tensile loads in different lifting applications. They utilize load pins to convert force into electrical signals to an integrated wireless transmitter.

How Does a Wireless Load Shackle Work?

A wireless load shackle offers real-time monitoring of tensile loads, enhancing safety and efficiency in lifting operations. Here’s a breakdown of how these innovative devices operate:

  • Functionality: Wireless load shackles are engineered to accurately measure weight or load in various industrial settings. Unlike their traditional wired version, which requires physical connections for data transmission, wireless variants leverage advanced technology to transmit data wirelessly, enhancing flexibility and convenience.
  • Operation Overview: At the core of a wireless load shackle lies sophisticated sensors capable of detecting changes in load with exceptional precision.
  • Measuring Weight: When subjected to a load, the sensors within the wireless load shackle detect changes in force or tension.

This data is then converted into electrical signals, which are transmitted wirelessly to a receiver or data collection system.

Software: Massload’s .NET Advanced Weigh Scale (MAWS)

Discover our range of wireless load shackles and accompanying software solutions tailored to meet the demands of modern industry.

Massload’s Advanced Weigh Scale software, also known as MAWS, is our latest generation .NET software designed for multi-scale wireless weighing and for vehicle weighing. The advanced vehicle weigh options include multiple wheel or axle scales, axle accumulation and totalisation, truck in -truck out functionality, gross and net vehicle weight calculations, vehicle ID capture, and general data capture and management.

Perfectly suited for a wide array of scenarios, including data logging, axle weighing, multi-axle weighing, tension link weighing, platform and tank weighing, load-out weighing, and truck-in truck-out operations.

Load Cell Indicators or Readouts for Wireless Scales

Numerous wireless load cell applications need indicator devices to showcase the measurements while still maintaining operations safely and efficiently.

At Massload, we work with a comprehensive range of indicators for wireless scales designed to enhance efficiency and convenience in various weighing applications.

Our lineup includes cutting-edge products tailored to meet diverse needs, ensuring accurate and reliable weight measurement without the constraints of traditional wired systems.

From single-channel load cell indicators like the WL-T24-HS Handheld Digital Load Cell Indicator, offering a range of up to 2600ft (800m), to multi-channel solutions like the WL-T24-HA Hand Held Multi-Channel Digital Load Cell Indicator, capable of handling up to 12 channels, our products empower your business with accurate and reliable weight measurement.

Cut the Cord: Revolutionize Your Wireless Weighing Operations with Massload

Experience the pinnacle of industrial weighing innovation with Massload’s range of wireless load cells, load pins, tension links, and load shackles. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional wired systems and embrace unparalleled flexibility and convenience.

Invest in your future operations with Massload Technologies today. Contact us and let us help you find the perfect weighing solution for your needs!

Frequently Asked Questions About Wireless Load Cells, Load Pins, Tension Links, and Load Shackles

What does a load cell transmitter do?

A load cell transmitter functions by receiving electrical signals from load cells, which detect changes in force or weight.
The transmitter then amplifies, conditions, and converts these signals into a format suitable for transmission over a wireless communication channel, typically to a display device or data collection system.

How does a load cell work?

Load cells operate on the principle of strain gauge technology. When force is applied to a load cell, it deforms slightly, causing changes in electrical resistance or voltage output. This change is directly proportional to the applied force, allowing load cells to accurately measure weight or force. The electrical signals generated by the load cell are then processed and interpreted by associated electronics to provide real-time weight measurements.

How long does a load cell last?

The lifespan of a load cell is dependent on the environment, the usage conditions, and maintenance practices related to each application. However, high-quality load cells, such as the ones designed and manufactured by Massload, when properly cared for and maintained, do last for many decades.
Regular calibration, inspection for damage or wear, and adherence to the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation and usage can help extend the lifespan of load cells.

What is the difference between a force sensor and a load cell?

While both force sensors and load cells are used to measure force or weight, they differ in their applications and construction. A force sensor is a broad term for various devices that measure force, including load cells.
Load cells are a specific type of force sensor that utilizes strain gauge technology to measure force or weight. Additionally, load cells are often designed to measure static or dynamic loads, while force sensors may be optimized for specific force ranges or applications.

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