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Side Load Pins

Strain gauged load pins can easily replace an existing clevis, pivot pin or solid shafts in machinery or equipment to measure the load at that point. They are used in many diverse applications including cranes, winches, agricultural equipment (such as tractors), fishing, marine, offshore, subsea, aerospace, process industries, mining, hoisting gear, elevators and floor conveyors, cable laying machinery and many others. The load information provided by the pin can be used for process control, weight/force measurement, overload protection and safety related aspects. All Thames Side Sensors load pins are manufactured from special grades of stainless steel which are hardened to produce the best compromise between metrological and strength requirements.


  • Custom manufactured to replace existing pins normally without changes to the mechanical structure.

  • Robust construction in high strength stainless steel with optional material certificate to EN 10204 3.1B

  • Choice of locking systems to suit the application

  • Fast delivery with 3D CAD drawings supplied for approval prior to manufacturing

  • Externally gauged for IP66 or internally gauged for IP68 performance

  • Working temperature from -20˚C to +90˚C

  • High temperature option up to 180˚C

  • Optional integrated amplifier for analogue outputs

  • Single or dual output

  • ATEX option

  • Capacity up to 1000 Tons

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