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Our strain gage-based force and load sensor solutions are compliant with all current international and  EN15000 and EN280 standards. VPG Force Sensors long-time manufacturing partners appreciate our focus on providing safe, reliable and easy to use solutions for heavy lifting operations and monitoring applications. 

Reliable. Safe. Robust.

The world's continuing population growth impacts the construction market with demands to meet infrastructure needs. VPG Force Sensors helps our customers meet the requirements for delivering housing and public amenities by ensuring construction equipment operate efficiently, safely and reliably.

Understanding your needs.

Our large installed base is a testament to our continuing commitment to successfully solving each and every challenge with the right standard or custom solution that is also compliant. We'll ensure that your unique sensor solution meets international and EN standards (EN15000, EN280 and SOLAS) and Can Open, J1939, 05V, 010V and 4-20mA standards. 

red mobile crane with premanufactured piece of building

Cable tension

Challenge: Ensure cable tension does not exceed its operation limit due to overloading.
Solution: Overloading can cause a cable to snap, resulting in downtime and possible injuries or fatalities. VPG Force Sensors designed a safety system that would prevent the operator from lifting a load beyond the safety limit.

tower cranes at dusk

Tower crane load tension solution

Challenge: Design a reliable, foolproof overload monitoring system that accounts for complex tower crane arm extensions and lifting load combinations.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors fitted load sensors to the tower crane cable assembly, ensuring no overloading conditions occur.

Mobile Crane with Container

Telescopic booms

Challenge: Crane stability.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors designed a system to alert an operator and prevent crane operation when a crane's load distribution exceeded its ability to perform safely. The solution incorporated force sensors in the complex boom system to measure bending and twisting force, and in the telescopic stabilizer to measure crane load distribution.

telehandler, telescopic boom platform


Challenge: Safety and load monitoring  to prevent catastrophic capsizing or overturning in  construction machines, such as telehandlers, aerial work platforms (AWPs), scissor lifts and trucks.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors sensors are installed underneath the AWP basket, which will automatically retract its arm in the event of an overload condition. This critial safety feature prevents machines from capsizing or overturning.