Industrial + Agricultural Vehicles
Modern machinery is becoming increasingly complex, requiring sensors that ensure healthy and safe operation while maximising efficiency. Flintec addresses these needs with a range of solutions for manufacturers of trucks, construction machinery, material handling/lifting equipment and agricultural machines.
For truck manufacturers and operators we have an extensive line of on-board-weighing load cells that measure axle loads, monitor payloads and measure individual collection tasks such as chassis-mounted load cells for bulk haulage vehicles or load cells integrated into the lifting arms of refuse collection vehicles.
Manufacturers of construction machinery use Flintec measuring systems for determining the stability of aerial work platforms, the condition monitoring of cranes and the weighing of shipping containers in reach stacker operations.
The need for precision farming is increasing the level of force sensor integration in agricultural machinery. Flintec has a range of solutions for controlling the operation of baling machinery, agricultural trailers and combine harvesters.
Our solutions deliver consistent accuracy in challenging operating environments thanks to reliable strain gauge technology, durable electronics and advanced environmental sealing technology.
Example ApplicationsAerial Work Platforms
The ultra-low profile stainless steel BK2 beam load cell is the ideal solution for overload control in all types of aerial work platforms. Designed to be easily and economically installed into the floor of the man-basket, it offers complete reliability for the lifetime of the machine.
Flintec has developed a high accuracy strain gauge based Grain Flow Sensor. This unique solution has been specifically designed to have the minimum of complexity which leads to a robust and extremely compact device. Can be supplied either as an analogue or amplified sensor.
Flintec supplies a range of high accuracy bending beam weighing bars for agricultural machines. Built to withstand the extremes of overload, vibration and climate, the Flintec range can be supplied with or without rugged mounting hardware. Flintec will also develop customised solutions upon request.
An extensive range of solutions is available for waste collection vehicles. For instance, the Flintec stainless steel, hermetically sealed load cell Model PC2H is utilised in either the front end lifting forks or side/rear mounted bin lifting systems. Certification to 3000d OIML allows for approved accuracies down to very low container weights.
Vehicle payload measurement is required to ensure compliance with road vehicle weight legislation and to ensure the maximum efficient operation of the truck. The Flintec load cell Model SBT has been designed to offer an economical and yet robust solution for on-board vehicle weighing.
Our bespoke load pin solutions are used by manufacturers of gantry cranes to ensure the operation of the device stays within the Safe Working Load (SWL) during operation. The highly accurate and yet compact Flintec strain gauge pins offer a superior solution to conventional limit switches.