Load Weighing Solutions

Today’s metal service centers and similar facilities require more accurate load weight data for the products they ship and receive. They also want their coil handling equipment to move their products faster, less expensively and without damage.

Bushman Equipment, Inc. combines the two processes, joining our rugged material handling equipment with the most advanced electronic load weighing equipment to give you fast, accurate and repeatable digital weight information.

Incorporating the load weighing equipment directly into the coil handling devices results in:

  • Eliminating the need for floor scales, thereby increasing usable floor space
  • Limiting product handling which significantly reduces product damage
  • Increasing throughput by reducing material handling time up to 50%

Load Weighing Features Include:

  • Accuracy from plus or minus 0.1% to 0.3% of actual load within the resolution of the display
  • Proven, commercially available electronic components
  • Calibration settings saved in memory even during loss of power
  • All Bushman Equipment, Inc. products conform to the latest revision of ASME Spec. B30.20 and BTH-1: Design of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices.

Load Weighing Options Available:

  • Four-inch digital scoreboard that is visible from over 100 feet.
  • On-site calibration by Bushman Equipment, Inc. technicians.
  • Remotely mounted scale unit and scoreboard.

Hook Blocks or Bottom Blocks with Load Weighing

Bottom Block with Load Weighing equipment

Bushman Equipment, Inc. hook blocks (or bottom blocks) have 360-degree, manual or powered rotating crane hooks that permit positioning of heavy or awkward loads in less accessible work areas.

Our unique design:

  • Does not increase the overall height of the bottom block, an important feature for buildings with low headroom.
  • Eliminates the need to have multiple coil grabs equipped with load weighing electronics and reduces the amount of calibration work required.
  • Reduces EMI/RFI (electromagnetic or radio frequency interference) because the load weighing equipment is mounted directly on the bottom block.

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Load Weighing Coil Grabs

Load Weighing Coil lifters Load Weighing Coil lifters

Left: Model M5067
Right: Model MR5067

Bushman Equipment, Inc.’s motorized coil lifting equipment weighs coils while loading or unloading them from the truck. The load cell is incorporated into the bail assembly. The weight can be sent via radio modem to remote scoreboards, shipping computers or printers, eliminating the need to run more network cabling throughout the warehouse. Low headroom coil grabs are also available with coil weighing capability.

Load Weighing Coil Grabs

Model M5067

A major steel company is using two of these M5067 coil lifters with built-in weigh systems to reduce product handling. They found these lifts save time and reduce product damage compared to their old procedure that used a floor scale for weighing.

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C-hooks Equipped with Load Weighing

C-hook with load weighing system

Bushman Equipment, Inc. C-hooks can also be equipped with integrated load weighing systems. The accuracy of the load cells is from plus or minus 0.2% to 0.5% of full load. All equipment is compatible with most current network and computer systems. The calibration settings are saved in memory even during loss of power. All Bushman Equipment, Inc. C-hooks are designed and manufactured in accordance with ASME Spec. B30.20 and BTH-1: Design of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices.

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Coil Weighing Upenders

coil weighing upenders

While moving through the process bay, coils are often placed on a floor scale and then on the upender. By including a load weighing system in your upender, you can upend and/or rotate coils and weigh them simultaneously. This reduces handling time and minimizes damage to the product. Using multiple load cells in the base of the upender, the signals are summed and a stabilized weight is displayed, unaffected by the motion of the upender.

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