The Mabey LIVEpin is a new innovation for measuring axial load on our groundworks propping equipment. Over the past few years, there has been a growing requirement to develop a load monitoring solution that can be incorporated within the Super Bracing Strut system. LIVEpin has been created in-house by our engineering development department who have worked in conjunction with both the major projects and instrumentation teams to ensure that the product could meet the various required criteria.
LIVEpin is constructed using high quality stainless steel to ensure maximum durability, safety and accuracy. It incorporates four shear planes, each instrumented with two precision strain gauges accurately positioned in a "T" configuration. This allows us to measure the load on each one of the shear planes but also have the means to compensate our readings over the range of temperatures experienced out in the field.
The latest wireless communication technology is implemented within the LIVEpin. A small factor wireless transmitter is calibrated individually with each of our LIVEpin products. This allows higher accuracy to be obtained.
All measurements are available to engineers with valid credentials via the Mabey LIVEsite. LIVEsite allows engineers to select the required time period to view measurements in a graphical or tabular format. Measurements are also available in downloadable format for post processing.
- Load capacity of 3500kN
- Can be incorporated within the Super Bracing Strut system
- Accurate real-time load monitoring solution to within a tolerance of 2%
- Low cost
- Incorporates latest wireless technology - 500m transmission radius
- Developed in-house by our engineering development team
- All measurements are available to engineers via LIVEsite