- SmartLoad® wins HazardEx award
- Strainstall load shackles to provide valuable monitoring data for SME PLAT-I tidal energy platform
- Strainstall's structural monitoring capabilities now form part of James Fisher Testing Services
- Scotload load shackles used during MeyGen tidal turbine installation
- A record outing for Strainstall's Frank Rose
- Scotload’s zone 1 SmartLoad® products now with U.S. and Canadian certification.
- Strainstall exhibiting at OTD2017
- Pelican Summer 2017 released
- Strainstall secures OEM contract with Kalmar for installation of CWS™
- Strainstall's mooring system starts monitoring at Hywind
- Strainstall's load monitoring equipment supports BAS Halley VI relocation project
- Join Strainstall at the CIRIA roadshow, Solihull
- StressAlert™ hull stress monitoring system installed on Gaza FSO
- Strainstall supported the Halley Antarctic ice station relocation project
- Launch of zone 1 hazardous area SmartLoad® products
- Strainstall contributes to new bridge monitoring guidance
- Container Weight System™ successfully achieves EU-type approval
- Strainstall exhibiting at Bridges 2017
- Strainstall is recruiting
- Strainstall expand structural monitoring appeal in Malaysia
- High praise for Strainstall's BridgeWatch™
- Happy birthday Strainstall
- Strainstall provides specialised mooring monitoring for Hywind project
- Strainstall supplies advanced mooring solution at Pengerang
- Strainstall secures major CWS order from DP World Southampton
- Strainstall launches portable container weighing solution CWS™ Portable
- Strainstall wins 'Best Onboard Weighing System 2016' with CWS
- Strainstall delivers industry first in Singapore
- Strainstall is exhibiting at Bridges 2016
- Strainstall takes part in ICHCA 2016 conference to discuss container weighing
- Strainstall relocates its Midsomer Norton base to Bristol
- Strainstall provides insights on how to tackle container weight verification
- Strainstall's BridgeWatch supports opening of Forth Road Bridge
- Container weight verification - a weighty issue
- EEEGR Innovation Award win
- Delivering successful solutions for Port of Dampier
- Strainstall secures significant Bluewater Energy Services contract
- Strainstall's load cells chosen for China
- World's first successful IFS trial
- A special report: Strainstall's offshore monitoring solutions
- Strainstall supports Marine Power Systems’ WaveSub™
- Strainstall install sensors on innovative offshore wind turbine foundation
- BridgeWatch® makes critical structure monitoring affordable
- VMMS™ supplied to the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Programme
- Strainstall's new container weighing system
- Assisting the safe transfer of personnel
- Strainstall provides load measurement solution for stream generator
- Strainstall and Fendercare exhibit in Korea
- Strainstall publish container weight verification white paper
- Strainstall introduce new chain monitoring system
- Strainstall introduce new Container Weighing System (CWS)™
- Strainstall open new mooring facility
- Strainstall to supply StressAlert™system to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)
- Strainstall provide vital technology for wave energy
- Strainstall launches new rugged foot switch
- Strainstall supply Total with critical monitoring solution
- Strainstall delivers a load measurement solution
- Strainstall supplies load monitoring solution for superyacht “Hanuman”
- Strainstall wins structural health contract
- Strainstall’s new offshore wind farm vessel management system
- Strainstall undertakes transfer vessel motion monitoring trial at UK offshore wind farm
- Strainstall supplies its Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS)™
- Strainstall's life extension for ageing offshore assets
- Strainstall exhibiting at the James Fisher open day
20 November 2015
Strainstall's CWS to go global.
Demand for Strainstall's innovative Container Weight System (CWS)™ is set to go global as container ports around the world attempt to meet new container weight verification rules.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) declared that by July 2016 every container must, by law, declare its weight before being boarded on to a vessel.
The move has triggered a surge in interest for Strainstall's Container Weight System™ as a quick-fix solution which promises minimum impact to existing port operations.
CWS™ combines load monitoring technology with wireless data logging, which can be mounted directly to a variety of different container lifting or handling devices. This combination means containers can be accurately weighed as part of the regular lifting cycle at the port, and the information wirelessly transferred to a laptop, handheld device or a cab mounted display, as well as being fed directly to the Terminal Operating System (TOS).
Originally developed 18 months ago, the team at Strainstall has been continually modifying and improving CWS™ to suit the ever changing industry requirements.
Adrian Coventry, engineering director at Strainstall, who oversaw the development of CWS™, explains one significant feature is its flexibility:
"Load cells can be installed, or retrofitted, on to any form of the lifting frame in less than two hours".
They can be configured either as industry standard twistlocks, load pins in the headblock arrangement or diaphragm cells located at the twistlocks in the spreader. They can be fitted to any sort of container handling equipment such as reach stackers, straddle carriers, container handlers or gantry cranes.
Adrian added that:
"The flexible container weighing system eliminates the need for a dedicated weighing station and simplifies the logistical flow of the terminal, so increasing operational safety and efficiency."
CWS™ not only gives an accurate measurement of weight, it also identifies eccentrically loaded containers or loose loads within the container, further enhancing the safety of port operations.
CWS™ has been successfully trialled at Felixstowe, but the immediacy of the IMO's ruling has generated enquiries worldwide. Adrian concluded that there is a massive global opportunity for CWS™ as container ports all over the world are keen to implement solutions for their ports before July next year.