W. C. Dillon
developed the first of the Dillon force measurement devices
over 70 years ago to provide accurate measurements for
cabling and wiring installation and maintenance.
Today Dillon's safe and economical force measurement devices are
used by public utilities, nuclear facilities, tower
erectors, armed services, and material handlers all over the
Dillon is a Factory Authorized Service & Calibration Center for all of the DynaSwitch® overload protection devices. Staffed with highly skilled professionals, Dillon technicians are experts who understand and appreciate the importance quick turnaround times.
All Dillon Factory Authorized Service & Calibrations are certified and traceable to NIST. Certificates come complete with "As Received" and "After Calibration Data" and all calibration procedures conform to the stringent guidelines of ISO 10012-1 and ANSI Z540-1 (formerly MIL-STD 45662A).
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Dillon Force Control Switch Applications
force control switches are used to
protect cranes, hoists
and other lifting machinery against weight or force overload
as well as slack load.
DynaSwitch® overload protection
switches also perform control functions. Limit switches
(as opposed to dial indicators) not only shut off power when
an overload condition exists, but also operate lights,
buzzers or klaxons–providing a warning for crane or hoist overload.
In-Line Load Limit Switches
Operating in either
normal or extreme environments,
overload protection switches may be installed at the dead end of a line.
If this is not
feasible, the DynaSwitch® can also support an equalizer sheave or
an entire hoist may be suspended from the
Clamp-on Load Limit Switches
force control switch clamps on the line–enabling it to be mounted
where a DynaSwitch® is not possible. When
limit switches, no
rope cutting is required.
overload protection devices,
ultra-reliable passive sensors provide switch
contacts that open or close at specified loads.
● Overload protection
● Slack-line detection
● Up to four switches on a single device