Tamtron Develops New Shackle Dynamometer

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 13, 2014

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Tamtron Group announced it has joined with selected customers to develop a device for measuring tension or pulling forces. This shackle dynamometer, also known as a shackle load cell, is suited for field tests due to its light structure that has been achieved by replacing the pin of the shackle with an axle load cell, the developer said.

The shackle dynamometer has typically been used for calibrating the winches on ships and for measuring the pulling forces of construction machines.

When a standard crane scale with the capacity of 35 T and shackles that weight a total of 75 kg, Tamtron’s shackle dynamometer with the same capacity weights only less than 30 kg. The device features a wireless remote control that has a data transfer range of up to 200 m with a clear line of sight.

The shackle dynamometer is delivered “ready to use”. The delivery includes batteries, spare batteries and the charger. The accuracy of every device has been tested and a calibration certificate, which covers the whole capacity range, will be presented with each shackle dynamometer.

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