Check friction clutches using the chain hoist test set

Chain hoists are used for lifting and lowering freely moving loads. As a lifting device, the chain hoist supports, for example, ergonomic lifting during assembly work or even makes this possible to begin with. Conveyor technology or crane systems are further examples of using chain hoists.
Like all hoists, chain hoists are subject to recurrent testing relative to the work equipment directive (2009/104/EG) of the EU. If the overload protection can be mechanical and designed in the form of a friction clutch, only the FRKPS from WIKA can be considered for the test. In the abbreviation FRKPS the ?F? means ?Force? which identifies these devices as a force transducer. The ?RKPS?, which follows, abbreviates the German ?Rutschkupplungspr�fset? (friction clutch test set).
Chain hoist test set, also for section steel chains
The friction clutch on chain hoists should be checked regularly to ensure the safety of individuals and machines. Additionally it is important to make sure that the reliability of the application form is always guaranteed. Minimal downtimes and zero-maintenance and service outlay are the goal. The DGUV (German social accident insurance) also stipulates that lifting equipment must be checked regularly. However, users can save themselves the awkward handling of weights utilizing the FRKPS chain hoist test set. That is also suitable for chain hoists with chain links made of section steel.
Principle of operation of a chain hoist test set
The FRKPS consists of a force transducer, a display unit and the guide sleeves suitable for the respective chain thickness. So as to check the release force of the friction clutch, the force transducer is hooked into the chain alongside the appropriate adapter sleeve. Then they move upwards together against the bottom of the chain hoist and block the chain. The force transducer measures the maximum force before friction clutch is activated and transmits this value to the display unit. An individual can read it off easily there. Up to 99 data sets could be saved. This eliminates the major effort required when working with test weights.
Scope of performance of the chain hoist test set
The force transducer covers a measuring range between 40 kg to 3,500 kg. To become able to use the FRKPS in rough environmental conditions without the problems, the force transducer meets the high ingress protection of IP67. The greatest possible insensitivity of the force transducer to parasitic forces and moments is ensured by the design as a shear beam load cell. The display unit may also be easily operated with gloves due to large buttons. The complete system comprising force transducer, two adapter sleeves for section steel chains and display unit is delivered in a practical and sturdy case. The FRKPS chain hoist test set combines simple operation with robustness for friction clutches on chain hoists.
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Further information with this topic can be found in the flyer ?Test set for checking friction clutches on chain hoists?. Free of our model FRKPS chain hoist test set are available on the WIKA website.

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