BroadWeigh Load Monitoring System from Mantracourt Electronics

by Jacob Coakley

 

The BroadWeigh shackle with a load pin that can report data wirelessly to a computer or a handheld display.
The BroadWeigh shackle with a load pin that can report data wirelessly to a computer or a handheld display.

Mantracourt Electronics’ new BroadWeigh load monitoring system is designed to provide accurate, wireless, real-time load monitoring of stage equipment and assist rigging professionals within the entertainment sector. Central to the design of the system is a wireless shackle equipped with a high accuracy load pin that is able to report data wirelessly to a computer or a handheld display.  The system is able to monitor multiple loads and trigger an alarm should a load exceed a preset parameter. By monitoring individual loads on each suspension point in a lifting operation, BroadWeigh technology can facilitate the correct balance and distribution of load. In addition it can provide early warnings prior to overload or under-load situations before an accident occurs.

The system also accommodates a wireless wind speed sensor (Anemometer) that can operate alongside the BroadWeigh shackle and base station. This enables the monitoring of wind speed in conjunction with actual loads in one simple system. With a wireless range of up to 400 m, this device features a power saving mode between transmissions to maximize battery life in the field.

About Mantracourt

Mantracourt designs and manufactures instrumentation for load cells, strain gauges, pressure sensors, torque transducers, flow sensors, temperature sensors, for signal conditioning, display and control using analogue, digital and radio wireless telemetry techniques. Based near Exeter in the South-West of England, Mantracourt Electronics has become firmly established as a key technology provider to many major OEM sensor manufacturers and now has a product range of over 1000 designs. Key to its commercial success is Mantracourt's specialist engineering team that is constantly developing new products using the latest technologies and components. Mantracourt was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2009. http://www.mantracourt.com

For more info about the BroadWeigh system, please visit http://www.broadweigh.com