Control the maximum load capacity with weight limiters

Control the maximum load capacity with weight limiters - Crosby Airpes

When lifting weights and loads there are a number of variables to consider in order to carry out the task efficiently and safely, like the weight limit, or the maximum load capacity of the material handling equipment. Learn the importance of control de maximum load capacity of your weighing equipments and how electronic weight limiters can help you.

The importance of maximum load capacity

The load capacity is the maximum allowable force that can be applied to a stage in a specified direction while meeting stage specifications. This maximum force includes static (mass × gravity) and dynamic forces (mass × acceleration). Dynamic forces must include any external forces, such as vibrations acting upon the stage. The amount of acceleration a stage can impart to a mass is limited to the accelerating force it can produce without exceeding a load capacity.


Types of loading capacity

Centered normal load capacity

For linear stages this term refers to the maximum load that can be applied to a stage with the load center of mass at the center of the carriage in a direction perpendicular to the axis of motion and the carriage surface.

Transverse load capacity

Transverse load capacity is the maximum load that can be applied perpendicular to the axis of motion and along the carriage surface. It is normally smaller than the normal load capacity.

Axial load capacity

Axial load capacity is the maximum load along the direction of the drive train. For linear stages mounted vertically, the specified vertical load capacity is usually limited by the axial load capacity.

Factors influencing load capacity of a lifting device

Several factors impact the load capacity of lifting equipment, but the 4 main ones are the following.

Structural Integrity

The robustness of the equipment’s structure directly affects its load-bearing capabilities. So is not the machine’s capacity what counts, so a new lifting equipment installed in a poor designed structure will mean less lifting capacity.

Operating Conditions

Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, environment where the lifting device has to work, and corrosive agents present in the working area can compromise equipment integrity so lifting capacity may need to be adjusted.

Below the hook installation

The type of lifting mechanism, whether it’s a electromagnet, a lifting beam, or a C-Hook, plays a significant role in determining load capacity. Load capacity depends directly of the different lifting methods we are using for installation.

Load Distribution

Properly distributing the load across the equipment is crucial to avoid overloading one specific component, part or side of the lifting device. This is a factor to be aware of, for example, when lifting not symetrical objects or loads with irregular shapes.

5 reasons to use electronic limiters on every lifting device

  1. They control machines under operation
    The main feature of electronic load limiters is that they have the ability to control machines and protect them while you’re using them.
  2. Electronic limiters check and control electrical failures
    Electronic limiters are also silent watchers of everything that is happening. Thus, if an electrical failure occurs, the device will detect it and inform you right away.
  3. They monitor data of your project
    In addition, they monitor everything that happens and reflect it with data. They collect information on various elements of the lifting process.
  4. Electronic limiters can be connected to the weighing system
    Connect your electronic load limiter to any weight detecting sited in: turn pulley, fixed spur, carrier, cable, etc.
  5. They are safely manufactured according to the current norm
    All Crosby Airpes products, handling and weighing systems follow all safety regulations to confirm the best possible use.

Electronic weight limiters help you take the most of your lifting device and increase its lifetime

An overload limiter for material handling equipment is the necessary device to prevent crane accidents caused by dangerous operations that can exceed the maximum safe load limits of the material handling equipment. Any unexpected electrical event or failure that may occur will be controlled by the electronic limiters.

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Maximize load capacity while ensuring safety with Crosby Airpes solutions

When it comes to maximizing load capacity while ensuring safety, our solutions at Crosby Airpes set the industry standard. With a focus on precision engineering and cutting-edge technology, we empower your operations to thrive without compromising safety. Make the informed choice today and elevate your lifting processes to new heights.

Contact us to learn more about our state-of-the-art load capacity and weight limiter solutions that can revolutionize your operations while prioritizing safety. Your success is our priority.