The VPG Transducers business unit of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension, and weight sensors, recently released its Model 5113 and Model 5117 load pins.
Both models may be used as direct drop-in replacements for legacy load pin solutions, including those installed within typical off-highway and agricultural vehicle trailer hitch systems. In this instance, the Model 5117 is typically mounted onto the top arm, while the Model 5113 is installed onto the bottom arm. Other applications include off-road vehicles, plowing vehicles, cranes, hoisting gear, pulley shafts, winches, chain and brake anchors, bearing blocks, tensioning systems, elevators, floor conveyors, commercial and civil aircraft, chemical processing, and R&D.
- Safe overload capacity of up to ±250 kN
- Design incorporates VPG’s proprietary foil strain gage-sensing technology, bonded onto a zinc-plated hardened alloy steel body
- Model 5113 measures 38 millimeters and the Model 5117 measures 25 millimeters
- Load pins are offered in choices of three unique rated capacities from ±25 to ±60 kN
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