Allowing weighing processes to be fully integrated with handling operations, the intelligent load sensor, LoadSense, from Sensor Technology can be integrated with a crane hook, fork lift or other handling device. Its on-board single-chip computer records, analyzes, and archives readings. The sensor’s wireless communication capability allows data to be transferred in real-time to a host computer. Internal batteries make the whole operation completely autonomous. As such the sensor can be deployed with minimal disruption to operations, and will automatically begin transmitting data. No special training is required to install or operate the unit. LoadSense is built around an intelligent load sensor, a hand-held display and a receiver. The load sensor is based on proven strain gauge technology, and is calibrated as standard in the range 1-10 tons, with other ranges available on request. Multi channel operation is standard. Operating on a harmonized global 2.4 GHz waveband, the transmitter enables accurate load data to be sent to the handheld display. The load cell provides data logging capabilities for subsequent downloading into a PC. Alternatively the load cell communicates via the receiver interface direct to a PC. LoadView, a LabView based virtual instrumentation display software is also available. LoadSense can be wirelessly integrated into a SCADA or Manufacturing Enterprise Systems control system, producing instant operating reports and e-mailable customer bills. It also improves operating safety because operators are free to remove themselves for dangerous location.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz