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Forklift Load Monitoring

Using ACR data loggers to track forklift workloads

Connecting a pressure transducer to either one of the ACR Process Data Loggers (OWL, SR, SRP) makes it easy to track forklift workloads. By attaching a 500psiA 4-20mA output pressure transducer to the main hydraulic shaft (insert a coupler where the main hose connects to the shaft) one can determine weight in relation to Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI). Since all forklifts are different, a known weight is required to determine the milliamp/voltage output of the pressure transducer. By lifting a known weight to 1’ off the ground, take a reading of mA or mV or VDC (transducer dependent) - the reading in electrical output and in pressure, now represents actual weight. With the pictured forklift a 5.43mA output equals 1040 lbs. To use the forklift as a Weigh Station, readings must all be taken at the initial measurement height of 1 foot.

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