When the Solas Regulation goes into force in July 2016, the weighing of containers will be required. BROSA has developed high-precision sensors for rough use on spreaders and head blocks. These have already been in use very successfully for many years by reputable manufacturers.
The harbor has rules of its own: fast pace, large handling volumes and low failure rates. And all this in a wide range of climatic conditions. Despite these factors, it is necessary to obtain highly accurate results in load monitoring.
Our sensors are designed for harsh environments and temperature compensated from -40 ... + 80 °C. They have a very high long-term stability and interference immunity of 200 V / m. Sensors from BROSA correspond to DIN EN 60529 of protection class IP 67 or IP 69 on request.
Our sensors are available with performance level c (d) or SIL 1 (2). When used in higher-level systems according to DIN EN ISO 13849-1, we can also offer sensors with performance level e or SIL 3.
BROSA sensors are also ATEX and IECEx certified. We can offer all of our force sensors in an Ex-i version. Force measuring pins, tension load cells and angle sensors are also available in an Ex-d version. Thus, our sensors are ideally suited for use in areas subject to explosion hazards.
You have a choice of a range of different output signals such as current output (4 ... 20mA), CANopen, CANopen Safety, PROFINET (PROFIsafe). We also implement customized output signals.
BROSA sensors have been used in a variety of different harbor applications for decades. We manufacture sensors for measuring tensile and compressive forces of up to 10,000 kN.
Our patented three-point force sensor washers can be installed directly on the spreader-twist lock and therefore need almost no extra space. In addition, these are designed to be capable of sustained operation with more than 2 million load cycles.
Here is just a small selection of application examples in which our sensors are installed:
- STS cranes
- SOS systems
- Mobile harbor cranes
- Straddle carriers
- spreader twist locks
- Lift AGVs
Your application is not listed?
No problem - we are always open to new applications. We are also happy to develop specific solutions for you. Just talk to us!