Winkle Industries in Ohio, a supplier of below-the-hook devices and crane products, has become a distributor for Tech Weigh ScrapMaster line of in-motion weighing systems for magnets and grapples as part of its aftermarket distribution range.
Winkle distributes engineered material handling products for use in steel, scrap and other mill-duty applications. Tech Weigh Scrapmaster onboard load weighing systems for cranes, lifting magnets and scrap grapples are built by Technical Weighing Services of Griffith, IN.
Tech Weigh load cells replace the lifting yoke on cranes and scrap-handling equipment to report load weights while loading operations are in motion. Software supplied with the system allows operators to record weights per-lift, per-load and according to material grade or blend.
With a Tech Weigh scale, material handling operations capture accurate load data without impeding the operator or loading equipment. Load data is transmitted to LED displays or printers in the crane cab or to a remote location.
Tech Weigh load cells are capable of handling loads from 1,000-100,000 lbs and are accurate within 1%, Winkle says. Along with the Tech Weigh onboard weighing links, Winkle will represent Tech Weigh WeighMaster truck scales.
The truck scales also utilize load cell technology, with capacities up to 10USt. Winkle also represents other brands, such as Hubbell and Gleason Reel, Eaton-Cutler Hammer, Post Glover, Taylor Chain, recently adding GTS generators and controllers to its product offerings.
Winkle's president Joe Schatz announced the new distribution agreement, saying, "The Tech Weigh system is an ideal fit for Winkle products and for our customers. It complements our own line of custom lifting magnets, and moves us another step closer to being a single source supplier for all material handling applications."