MaxOut is an inexpensive electronic load limiter that’s quick, easy and safe to set up and calibrate.
In addition to performing its load limiting function, MaxOut is a HoistNet compatible device that can act as a wireless source of load data for displays, data loggers, load summation units etc.
This means that adding a load display, for example, to a crane already fitted with a MaxOut load limiter is as simple as wiring power to the display and telling it to get display the load reported by the MaxOut... No additional calibration required!
|MX100||Strain Gauge input (e.g. load cell)|
|MX101||4-20 mA input (e.g. output of a line driver, used for long cable runs)|
|MX103||ABUS QLink input (‘Q’, 'F1’ or 'F2' terminal on ABUS LIS)|
MaxOut is designed to be installed on a 30mm DIN rail. Dimensions of the case are provided in the following diagram.
|Mounting||30mm DIN rail|
|V(fault)||Max voltage for fault output||250||VAC|
|I(fault)||Max current sink by fault output||4||A|
|P(fault)||Max contactor inrush rating at 48V||200||W|
# Extended operation at maximum temperature will reduce device life.
You will need a load signal from somewhere. This is typically a load cell or an output from a crane controller. If you don’t have either of these, we sell a couple of types of rope clamp load cells that are sufficiently accurate for remaining life estimation.
Yes, definitely. The recommended method for connecting a MaxOut to an existing load display is to use a 4-20mA output from the display to a 4-20mA configured MaxOut or to insert a 4-20mA MaxOut into an existing current loop.
Where this is not an option, it may be possible to piggyback the MaxOut onto the strain gauge inputs of the load display.
MaxOut can be configured wirelessly using a laptop fitted with a Link-2 long range Bluetooth modem and running our FSU application. We don’t recommend using existing Bluetooth modems in your PC as these aren’t sufficiently reliable for configuration purposes. The good news is that we supply one free Link-2 with your first order and the latest FSU software is always available for free download from the MaxOut webpage. For more details on configuration, refer to the User Manual.
Yes. When using a strain gauge load cell, MaxOut can be configured to one of 3 gain settings by moving an internal jumper. Note that you will need to recalibrate the MaxOut device after changing the gain.
Yes. We've developed an application note that contains details on how to do this for a Liftlog™; the process is identical for a MaxOut. It is available from the Documents section of the Liftlog™ webpage.
Almost certainly. The only times when calibration will not be required are when the MaxOut is using another HoistNet input.
You will also need to recalibrate the unit after changing the gain, input type or if you erase the calibration for any reason.