The Sky-Weigh cargo hook load monitoring system is available for nearly every medium to heavy lift helicopter. Each Sky-Weigh system is unique to its respective make and model aircraft and corresponding cargo hook.
A Sky-Weigh system consists of a cargo hook compatible load sensor, digital load indicator and interface cables. Complete installation and FAA documentation is included with each system. FAA supplemental type certification (STC) is available on most systems.
Sky-Weigh’s digital load indicator is microprocessor based for maximum precision and performance in any lifting operation. A brightness controlled digital display provides exact load readings without parallax errors even in direct sunlight. External loads are displayed in pounds or kilograms. Three levels of digital filtering provide stable readings under the most adverse load conditions. Operator friendly push button controls for zero and test are front panel mounted for easy access. A full function pre-flight test routine ensures reliable and accurate system performance and safe operations. The indicator's compact design requires minimum space for easy panel mount installation.
Night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility and customized options are available for both military and commercial helicopter applications.
A key component of MSI's integrated overhead weighing solutions is the Load Pin Sensor. Typically designed and manufactured specifically to each integrated solution, the MSI load pin is strictly industrial grade. Each load pin design is precision machined from 17-4 stainless steel for safety, strength and corrosion resistance.
When load block integration is key, a low-profile, donut-style load cell that compensates for hook rotation without losing accuracy is essential. MSI designed the MSI-Shear Web Load Cell to be an integrated, low-profile load cell that can eliminate headroom loss without sacrificing accuracy.
With extensive crane hook integration possibilities, the load cell can be custom-fit for use with existing equipment. To transmit load data, the load cell can be interfaced with a wireless RF transmitter to communicate with a digital weight indicator or handheld remote display. Reliable and durable, the shear web load cell is IP67 rated, zinc plated and constructed with 4340 alloy steel. Designed for placement above the load block trunnion, the load cell features off-axis compensation and 0.10 percent accuracy of rated capacity.
The MSI-3460 with ScaleCore measurement module provides industry leading weighing features of previous Challenger designs plus much more. Long range viewing is enhanced with a larger 1.5 inch (38 millimeter) ultra-bright LED digital display and resolution settings of up to 10,000 divisions for precise 0.1 percent loading accuracy. Product operating time is extended to over 80 plus hours with a single six-volt rechargeable battery. The original signature Challenger packaging has been upgraded to NEMA Type 4/IP65 levels. Manufactured in the USA in strict compliance with the highest safety standards, Challenger continues to sustain minimum 200 percent safe and 500 percent ultimate load ratings.
A ScaleCore electronics retrofit kit is available for upgrading existing MSI-3260 or MSI-3360 Challengers to new generation MSI-3460.
After three decades of production, added advancements, and thousands of worldwide installations, the next generation Port-A-Weigh embedded with ScaleCore technology continues to reign as the industry standard. Along with Port-A-Weigh, the MSI product offering features the most comprehensive line of industrial crane scales and specialized overhead weighing solutions. For medium- to heavy-capacity and duty-cycle needs, the MSI-4260 meets or exceeds all industrial safety requirements, including OSHA, ANSI and ASME and is an economical choice for many bridge crane, foundry, and in-process material handling needs.
The MSI-4260M Port-a-Weigh crane scale is the most robust scale on the market for marine and industrial weighing, able to capture weight with ± 0.1% accuracy with a standard 5,000 lb capacity.
An IP66 aluminum enclosure stands up to moisture in marine and washdown environments. Sensitive electronic components are sealed off and well-protected, including the MSI-4260M’s sleek and vibrant LCD display. Featuring programmable brightness control, the display ensures users have access to the weight data they need—in any light condition.
In highly regulated marine applications, meeting safety requirements is crucial. The NTEP-Certified MSI-4260M features a 200% Safe and 500% Ultimate Safety Factor, minimizing the risk of accidents from overloading. The MSI-4260M is built to perform reliably for every catch with extended battery life up to 1,000 hours. A brightly lit battery display indicates when the unit is at 25%, 50%, 75% and full power. Timed auto-off and auto-sleep modes conserve power when the unit is not in use, meaning users are never surprised by a dead battery.
Choose equipment that works as hard as you do with the MSI-4260M crane scale, designed with dockside weighing in mind.
The Port-A-Weigh Plus is world renowned for safe and reliable use in heavy-duty industrial crane scale applications. No other crane scale compares with the advanced features and benefits provided by the MSI-4300.
Port-A-Weigh Plus includes an extra large 1.6 inch (40mm) alphanumeric LCD display with adjustable backlighting providing user-friendly visibility from a distance in day or night conditions. Full digital calibration and self-diagnostic circuitry ensure simple and cost effective maintenance over a long and useful product life. All electronics are securely shock mounted in a robust NEMA Type 4/IP66 enclosure including dual O-ring sealing gaskets to ensure watertight integrity in washdown and marine applications.
The Port-A-Weigh Plus is the ideal crane scale for all heavy-duty applications in nearly any industrial environment.
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY IN AUTOMATED INDUSTRIAL WEIGHING AND PROCESS CONTROL INSTALLATIONS
The MSI-6260CS RF is a key member of the MSI CellScale™ product family and a world-renowned industrial grade crane scale featuring RF wireless connectivity with nearly all types of plant information systems. When networked with other CellScale components, the MSI- 6260CS provides enhanced system solutions for advanced wireless data collection and transfer in industrial material weighing as well as process control applications.
MSI-6260CS integrated with CellScale technology enables single or multiple crane scales to be controlled and monitored safely and efficiently from MSI’s RF remote indicators MSI-9850 and MSI-9750A. Wireless, real-time transmission of weight and product information may be processed through a system-configured network of CellScale components from distances up to 1000 feet (300m). Operating ranges can be further increased when optional long-range antennas are configured with other networked CellScale components. Both fixed and handheld digital weight indicators are available as well as RF modems for wireless connectivity to peripheral computers and scoreboards. Optional 802.11b/g Ethernet connectivity is also supported for adaptation with existing plant information systems.
Ideal for use in demanding industrial applications and environments, the MSI-6260CS is available in a standard range of capacities up to 50 tons. Larger capacity and application specific designs are also available on request. All electronics are securely shock mounted in a robust NEMA 4/IP66 marine grade enclosure. Additional options are also available for mill and foundry use over high-temperature ladle installations.
Also see specifications for other CellScale family components complementing the MSI-6260CS including: MSI-9750A, MSI-9850, RF indicators, MSI-9000, MSI-9020, RF scoreboards and MSI-9300 and MSI-9300HT crane scales. The MSI-9300 and MSI-9300HT provide all of the same features and benefits of the MSI-6260CS plus an integrated digital display and fixed hook options for use with powered rotating hooks or special installations. MSI CellScale products provide configurable system solutions to satisfy nearly any wireless weighing application.
MSI-7000 and 7001 TranSend™ Wireless Load Cell Interface
A Simple and Efficient Load Cell Interface
From the initial weighment on the scale to the final numeric value on the indicator, efficient communication is key to the success of the entire operation. Whether it’s overhead, livestock, tank, or heavy capacity weighing, once your traditional conduit is damaged or needs to be replaced, communication is halted and so is your operation. The MSI-7000 and 7001 TranSend not only solves issues resulting from traditional conduit, it also exceeds communication application expectations.
From the brand you know and trust for expert integrated solutions, MSI has designed both the 7000 and 7001 TranSend to transform the signal of one or more load cells and transmits that data wirelessly to a receiving unit. TranSend is fully compatible with a broad range of receiving devices including MSI-8000, MSI-8000HD, any other digital weight indicator, PC, PLC, or other industrial device. Housed in a rugged IP-66 NEMA Type 4 enclosure, TranSend is suitable for most indoor and outdoor environments with an operating distance of up to 300 feet.
Select from the basic functionality of single-channel models, or upgrade to the expanded capabilities of multi-channel models. Multi-channel devices offer up to three optional relay contacts, audible alarm, and can function as a smart junction box. In the event of a load cell failure, TranSend can automatically compensate and transmit a service warning, and compensate for that load cell until it is repaired.
The MSI 7000 and 7001 TranSend transforms the way your devices communicate between one another. Upgrade your current communication process by eliminating expensive conduit and replacing it with TranSend.
Long Distance Communication with Ultimate Versatility
The MSI-8000 remote display makes wireless control easy with the ability to operate weighing systems from a distance. The wireless remote display can be used for viewing MSI ScaleCore-based crane scales and dynamometers, including any RF compatible MSI-3460 Challenger 3, MSI-4260 Port-A-Weigh overhead crane scale, or MSI-7300 Dyna-Link 2 tension dynamometer. Both devices are compact and carry an RF effective range of 300 feet (line of sight) and operate on a license-free 2.4 GHz frequency. With user-friendly keypads, standard function keys for both devices include: On/Off, Zero, Tare and Print. In addition, two userdefined keys are included for peak hold, high resolution, total, view total, net/gross, and units switching. Three selectable setpoints come standard in both models, with two of the selectable setpoints utilizing the programmable user-defined keys.
The MSI-8000 features a heavy-duty NEMA 4/IP65 enclosure, making it ideal for use in nearly any operating environment. The MSI-8000 features a large, six-digit, one-inch LCD display for improved visibility, and a user-friendly keypad for simple configuration and operation. Just one MSI-8000 communicates wirelessly with up to four compatible MSI devices and an integrated RS-232 data port allows the MSI-8000 to easily interface with peripheral devices such as printers, PCs and scoreboards. Power to the MSI-8000 is supplied by an internal rechargeable lithium polymer battery, which provides up to 24 hours of continuous use between charging.
Fortified by the acclaimed reputation of its star precursor, MSI-8000HD is the heavy duty version of the reputable handheld MSI-8000 RF remote display. The milled anodized aluminum, IP68-rated, enclosure is mountable in either a direct panel mount or optional tilt stand. The full waterproof construction resists most elements making it especially appealing to the petro-chemical, energy, marine and aerospace industries. Fully compatible with all MSI ScaleCore-based crane scales and dynamometers, the MSI-8000HD provides utmost versatility for any application.
Rugged, Versatile Communication
User-definable function keys and a bold six-digit one inch display ease usability and readability.Process control, safety and other systems benefit with optional relays installed to optimize workflow and operator ease. The MSI-8000HD meters may be used as a fully functional weigh meter with the standard inclusion of a precision 24-bit A/D. Additionally, the MSI-8000HD-2 has RF capability to transmit data to a secondary MSI-8000 or non-A/D MSI-8000HD. Wi-Fi, Ethernet or serial option cards are available for direct connections to networks and computers for advanced traceability and reporting.
The MSI-8004HD has all of the heavy duty versatility of the MSI-8000HD with the added beneﬁ t of extreme high visibility in indoor and outdoor applications. The MSI-8004HD features 1.5-inch high characters on its LED display. The display is available in either red/green or blue, allowing the controller to be clearly visible in many environments. The red/green display can be conﬁgured to change color based on weight and setpoint conditions, making the MSI-8004HD a natural ﬁt for safety-critical industrial applications.
The milled anodized aluminum, IP65-rated enclosure is mountable in either a direct panel mount or included tilt stand. The MSI-8004HD is highly adaptable for integration with overhead crane weighing systems, providing visibility for crane cab and ﬂ oor operators. The MSI-8004HD is compatible with all MSI-ScaleCore™ crane scales, dynamometers and TranSend™ systems. The meter version can also be used with any standard load cell or scale base, supporting up to four independent measurement channels.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® or serial RF options are available for direct connections to networks and computers. The MSI-8004HD includes user-deﬁ nable function keys, and optional relays for safety, operator interfaces and process work ﬂow. The MSI-8004HD meter can also be a functional weigh controller with the inclusion of a precision, four-channel multi-deck 24-bit A/D.
The MSI-9000 CellScale™ is MSI’s most innovative and technologically advanced product for wireless weighing and networked system solutions for industrial plant applications.
The MSI-9000 CellScale simultaneously processes, monitors and controls single or multiple load sensor inputs and outputs along with real-time communications over a secure FHSS 2.4GHz RF network. Up to 64 selectable license-free RF networks are available ensuring reliable non-interfering transmissions across nearly all industrial environments.
The MSI-9000 functions as the central controller in a CellScale networked weighing system combining advanced analog-to-digital (A/D) processing with superior RF communications packaged in a NEMA 4 /IP65 industrial grade enclosure. A standard CellScale can process two load sensor inputs or with an optional second A/D module, up to four inputs simultaneously with real-time data collection and communication throughout a network of peripheral CellScale weighing components.
Other CellScale weighing components providing versatile wireless weighing system solutions include: MSI-9750A & MSI-9850 RF remote indicators, MSI-6260CS, MSI- 9300 & MSI-9300HT RF industrial crane scales, and MSI RF remote scoreboards. The MSI-9020 cell modem also provides simple network connectivity with existing plant information systems and equipment, including: printers, computers and PLCs.
The MSI-9002 Breakout/Summing Box is an accessory to the MSI-9000 CellScale. It functions as a standard 4 in and 1 out summing box, but also has the unique capability to function as a 4 in and 2 out dual summing box. This allows two channels of the CellScale to access two pairs of summed load cells.
Terminals are provided to permit daisy-chaining of a second MSI-9002 module to allow access to more CellScale input channels.
The MSI-9002 has the high end feature of switches on each input allowing complete removal of summing sections for calibration, test and troubleshooting. Each input is EMI filtered and transient protected.
The MSI-9008 is an accessory to the MSI-9000 CellScale. It functions as an 8 in and 1 out channel switch. The MSI-9008 expands a single CellScale input to 8 independent inputs. Due to the truly independent calibration capability of the CellScale, scales can be mixed in any type, capacity and resolution.
The MSI-9008 uses new generation analog switches which have a resistance of less than 5 ohm. This allows the MSI-9008 to be used at a distance from the CellScale without signal degradation due to noise pickup. In addition, the MSI-9008 provides switching of the excitation voltage. This reduces power consumption by removing power from any channel not currently being addressed. This also expands the load cell driving ability of the CellScale by a factor of four (excitation is switched in pairs). An 8-segment sunlight visible bar graph provides channel status.
Terminals are provided to permit daisy-chaining of a second MSI-9008 module to allow access to more CellScale input channels. The CellScale has 2 or 4 input channels. Using the maximum number of four MSI-9008 modules permits the CellScale to read 32 independent scale inputs. Each input is EMI filtered and transient protected.
The MSI-9020 CellModem is an accessory of the CellScale and wireless weighing systems. The CellModem provides a wireless interface from a CellScale to any serial device. Support is provided for computers, scoreboards, printers, PLC's and virtually any serial connected device.
The Premier Solution for Wireless Overhead Weighing and Process Control Applications
The MSI-9300 crane scale combines an integrated weight display with advanced wireless data processing capability providing versatile solutions in overhead industrial weighing applications. The MSI-9300 merges MSI’s advanced CellScale™ technology with world-renowned crane scale designs providing local and remote control capabilities along with connectivity with plant information systems.
This model features industrial-grade, shock-mounted electronics, watertight packaging with large ultra-bright displays readable at distances up to 50 feet (15m). Integrated CellScale technology offers the ability to effectively monitor and control single or multiple crane scales from multiple locations throughout plant operations. Wireless, real-time transmission of weight and product information can be processed through a system-configured network of CellScale components from distances up to 1000feet (300m) with standard antennas. Operating range can be further increased with optional antennas configured with other networked CellScale components.
Both fixed and handheld digital weight indicators are available in addition to RF modems for wireless connectivity with peripheral computers and scoreboards. Optional 802.11b/g Ethernet connectivity is also supported for adaptation and integration with existing plant information systems.
The MSI-9300 is available in a standard range of capacities, up to 50 tons. Larger and application specific designs are available for capacities over 50 tons. Additional options and configurations are also available for mill and foundry over high temperature ladle installations.
MSI-9300HT Hi-Torque Port-A-Weigh Plus CellScale™ RF Crane Scale
Heavy Capacity Overhead Weighing
The MSI-9300HT is a unique crane scale configuration specially designed for heavy capacity coil handling applications, up to 35 tons. A fixed hook is featured for interface compatibility with crane hooks equipped with powered rotation and where high torque conditions exist between the crane hook and load.
With Advanced Wireless Communication
The MSI-9300HT (high-torque) crane scale combines an integrated weight display with advanced wireless data processing capability providing versatile solutions in overhead industrial weighing applications. The MSI-9300HT merges advanced CellScale™ technology with world-renowned crane scale designs providing local and remote control capabilities along with connectivity with plant information systems. The MSI-9300 HT features industrial-grade, shock-mounted electronics, watertight packaging and a large, ultra-bright display. Integrated CellScale technology offers the ability to effectively monitor and control single or multiple crane scales from multiple locations throughout plant operations. The MSI-9300HT is available in addition to RF modems for wireless connectivity with peripheral computers and scoreboards. Optional 802.11b/g Ethernet connectivity is also supported for adaptation and integration with existing plant information systems.
The MSI-9750A portable digital indicator represents a key and versatile member of the CellScale™ product family. The MSI-9750A functions as a full-featured portable RF terminal when networked with other CellScale family products. Operation is simple through an alphanumeric keypad featuring seven control keys and six user programmable keys.
Each MSI-9750A can log on to 64 different CellScale networks to serve multiple scales and sensors throughout plant operations. Enhanced data acquisition, sophisticated data-logging and complete control of multiple scales and sensors are managed through the MSI-9750A. Never before has so much application flexibility been packaged in a portable RF weighing indicator.
DELIVERING OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THE MOST DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS
The MSI-9850 RF digital weight indicator is the latest addition to complement MSI’s CellScale™ technology. Combined with one or more MSI CellScale components, the MSI-9850 serves as a wireless remote controller and weight indicator providing remote access to multiple scales and sensors in a configured CellScale network.
All CellScale component features are supported remotely by the MSI-9850, including calibration, data-logging, totalizing and statistics. The MSI-9850 features a large primary weight display that is easily viewed from a distance and a secondary information display that provides complete visibility to all selected scales and sensors configured in a CellScale network.
The MSI-9850 also provides a simple user interface to all of the advanced features of CellScale wireless technology. Enhanced data acquisition, sophisticated data-logging, and remote control of multiple scales and sensors can be initiated and managed through the MSI-9850. Rugged industrial packaging and flexible-mounting options allow the MSI-9850 to easily integrate and provide outstanding performance in the most demanding applications. Also see specifications for other CellScale components: MSI-9000, MSI-9020, MSI-9750A, and MSI-6260CS, MSI-9300, and MSI-9300HT crane scales for complete capabilities and solutions provided through CellScale technology.
Dyna-Link 2 is lighter and more portable than its predecessor. It interfaces with industry-standard Crosby® shackles and a variety of accessories and options, including wireless connectivity with the MSI-8000 and 8000HD RF remote display. Long-range viewing is enhanced by a large six-digit, 1 inch (25.4 mm) LCD display with resolution settings up to 5,000 divisions and precision accuracy over a wide range of capacities.
Dyna-Link 2 is constructed of high-grade, aircraft-quality aluminum with an anodized finish and gasket sealing to ensure NEMA 4/IP65 rated environmental protection. Peak digital processing with low power consumption provides up to 300 hours of operation from standard common batteries during typical use. The optional MSI-8000 RF remote display provides full-function remote control of Dyna-Link 2 features up to distances of 100 feet (30m). An integrated serial port offers interface capabilities with data collection devices.