LCM said that the addition of this machine to the firm’s calibration facilities means that all load cells, shackles and pins with capacities up to 1,500t in compression, and 150t in tension, can be calibrated in-house. All calibrations are traceable to national standards and accurate to 0.1% of rated load.

Prior to its arrival, all load cells measuring loads over 200t had to be shipped to The National Physical Laboratory in Teddington for calibration. LCM believes that the ability to carry out calibrations up to 1,500t is unique, as apart from The National Physical Laboratory, there is only one other calibration machine in the UK capable of testing load cells with such high capacities.