Offshore and Maritime

BROSA offers a variety of solutions in this area that meet the requirements and the respective safety guidelines.

Environmental conditions:

Our sensors are designed for use in harsh environments such as salt water, permanent UV radiation or, for example, contact with lubricating oils. They are resistant to these influences, perform reliably and have a high long-term stability. All sensors from BROSA correspond to DIN EN 60529 of protection class IP 67 or IP 69 on request.

Another guarantee for the fulfillment of various requirements is the use of suitable materials such as stainless steel, fine grain, Duplex or Super Duplex.


BROSA sensors are 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. 

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.

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.


We currently offer force sensors with a measurement range of up to 1,000 t (10MN). We can therefore process the majority of orders completely in Tettnang. Should an even higher measurement range be necessary, we can fall back on appropriate partners at research institutions for calibration. By default, our sensors are temperature compensated from -40 ... + 80 °C, but temperatures of up to + 160 °C can also be realized as an option. Consequently, with force measuring sensors from BROSA, you enjoy maximum flexibility as regards the field of application of your machine / application. 

Versions for underwater / deep water are also available. 


Here is just a small selection of application examples in which our sensors are installed:

  • Mooring and towing systems 
  • Dredging, drilling, pile driving and pipe laying vessels
  • Jack-up rigs and lift systems
  • FPSO
  • Loading / unloading systems 
  • Rotary transmission (underwater)
  • Ship and working platforms
  • Winches and cable tension systems
  • Offshore and maritime cranes

We are open to new applications as well. We are also happy to develop specific solutions for you. Just talk to us!