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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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