The Crosby Group launches ChainSafe load cell

22 October 2021

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Load forces in cargo lashing applications can be measured using ChainSafe.

The Crosby Group, a manufacturer and distributor of products and services used to make lifting and load securement safer and more efficient, has launched the Crosby Straightpoint ChainSafe for measuring forces up to four tonnes in lashing and lifting applications.

The tension load cell has been designed with the transportation and construction industries in mind, said Crosby, as said it can help secure loads and cargo by measuring the loads used in lashing, load securement, and tie-down applications. It also enables loads on chain sling legs to be measured.

The wireless system connects to Crosby Straightpoint’s free Android or iOS HHP app via Bluetooth. It provides real-time overload alerts and saves reports for later analysis. The wireless device has a range of 100 metres (328 ft).

The ChainSafe has been designed to be as flexible as possible with a range of optional chain fittings including hooks and lashing and chain shorteners. The load cell has a battery life of five years (based on four hours of use per day) and an internal antenna.

Crosby claims it has an unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio with a completely sealed stainless steel enclosure providing IP67 or NEMA6 environmental protection for use in harsh environments.

Thomas Dietvorst, director of the technology solutions division at Crosby, said, “We are uniquely positioned to deliver productivity and safety advantages to the point of use, given the lifting and lashing applications that already utilise Crosby and Gunnebo Industries-branded products, in addition to other products and technologies in the portfolio. Transportation professionals, and those responsible for small to medium crane lifts, have already noted the benefits of adding ChainSafe to their lifting and lashing applications and how precious cargo is protected.”