Force Sensing Tension Links for Anchor and Chain STL Series - Hylec Controls

Force Sensing Tension Links for Anchor and Chain STL Series

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Force Sensing Tension Links for Anchor and Chain STL Series

The STL Force Sensing Tension Links are another series of unique force sensors developed by Strainsert. The Tension Links utilize the internal strain gage process perfected by Strainsert during the last forty five years and used so successfully in Strainsert bolts, load pins and load cells. The sensing element consists of a strain gage bridge circuit internally installed in a small hole along the longitudinal axis. The is unique arrangement provides a most effective means for the protective sealing of the internal electronics while minimising the adverse effects of extraneous torsion and bending loads.


The STL Series of force sensing tension links are designed for easy integration and use with standard Crosby shackle hardware, and are available in standard capacities ranging from 1,500 to 350,000 pounds. The load links are easily installed in the shackles for quick and accurate force measurement of applied tension force.

Some applications include:

  • Structural Tests
  • Mooring/Towing
  • Hydrostatic/Undersea
  • Material Handling
  • Hoist/Crane
  • Parachute Deployment Testing