Hirschmann’s Container Weighing Drive


The German law on weight verification of freight containers prior to loading will come into force from July 1, 2016, and overload protection specialist, Hirschmann MCS, will offer a complete system with German MOT-certified components for weighing containers, including overload protection, and at the same time permits the simple retrofit of existing systems.

The International Maritime Organization has found out that approximately 10% of all sea containers are overloaded because, for example, the cargo is secured without declaring wooden planks or boards, and thus differences between the real weight and the container weight registered for loading occurs.

This was the basis for the draft legislation, which indicates that the real total weight of a container has to be indicated prior to being loaded onto the ship.

To read a Technical Paper by Bromma on the opportunities and challenges of container weighing, click here

Hirschmann believe that the port operators who want to be prepared for the requirements of tomorrow and want to position themselves compared to competitors must utilise a weighing device on site.

Hirschmann MCS offers a system with all components for weighing freight container including overload protection in gantry and port cranes.

Fact File: Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH (MCS) is a business unit of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH and a company of the American group Belden Inc. Hirschmann MCS is world-market leader in the field of load moment limitation for telescopic and lattice boom cranes as well as specialist for control in mobile work machines.

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