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Load pins

Strainstall’s expertise in load measuring technology is proven through the design and commission of high-quality load pins for specific applications as required by our customers.

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We have produced a large number of load pin variations that are available ex-stock, but whatever your application, Strainstall has the expertise and experience to provide a solution.

Load pins are the simplest and most reliable method of measuring loads and can be used in a wide number of applications, including the most difficult of environments such as offshore and subsea.

Download Strainstall's load pin data sheet.

Features and benefits of load pins:

  • Replace existing pins with no modifications to the system
  • High accuracy
  • Long design life
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Wide range of load pin variants
  • Hazardous areas Zones 1 and 2 versions available

Cabled load pins typical specifications:

  mV/V output mA output 
Rated load As required As required
Proof load 150% of rate load 150% of rate load
Non-linearity < ± 1% of full scale < ± 1% of full scale
Non-repeatability < ± 0.1% of full scale < ± 0.1% of full scale
Zero balance < ±0.1% of full scale < ±0.1% of full scale
Environmental protection IP67 / IP68 IP67 / IP68
Safety factor As required As required
Operating temperature -25oC to +70oC -25oC to +70oC
Storage temperature -30oC to +80oC -30oC to +80oC
Output signal mV/V 4-20mA
Electrical connection 4 core 2 or 3 wire
Cable connection Gland or connector Gland or connector
Cable length 5m as standard 5m as standard
Recommended excitation voltage 10V N/A 
Maximum excitation voltage 15V N/A 
Recommended supply voltage  N/A 24V
Maximum supply voltage  N/A 30V
Bridge resistance 700 Ohm N/A 
Sensitivity 1.0mV/V - 2.0mV/V nominal N/A 


 

Wireless load pins typical specifications:

  Wireless output
Rated load As required
Proof load 150% of rate load
Non-linearity < ± 1% of full scale
Non-repeatability < ± 0.1% of full scale
Zero balance < ±0.1% of full scale
Environmental protection IP67 / IP68
Safety factor As required
Operating temperature -25oC to +70oC
Storage temperature -30oC to +80oC
Output signal Wireless
Data logging On load cell
Battery type 2 or 4 x AA
Active battery type Up to 350 hours
Standby battery life Up to 1700 hours
Telemetry frequency 2.4Ghz ISM
System range Up to 350m
Sampling rate 10Hz (500Hz max)

Available options:

  • Cabled or wireless
  • Hazardous area Zone 0, 1 and 2
  • X-Y gauging available
  • Radial or axial cable exit
  • Can be dual bridge for redundancy purposes
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