Gigasense AB was formed in 1951 as PIAB. The company marketed its products under the PIAB brand, including the famous PIAB dynamometer. In 2008, it changed its name from PIAB Sverige AB to Gigasense AB, and the Gigasense Anti Collision System was brought into the range. In 2010, Gigasense acquired JK Lab Instrument AB, which became one of its subsidiaries.

In 2010, both companies were bought by Mannerheim Industrier AB, with Gigasense and JK Lab merging to become Gigasense AB.

Long-term owner
Mannerheim Industrier is an investment firm that acts as a long-term, committed owner. It focuses on companies in the energy and technology sectors, as well as control and measurement systems. All companies in Mannerheim Industrier are renowned for their growth, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Mannerheim Industrier uses its extensive contact network to actively support Gigasense, providing experience, business acumen and competence.
Gigasense operates around the world through carefully selected local partners in the Force Measurement and Crane Safety business area. Its operations focus on developing high-quality products for force measurement, overload protection and anti-collision in hoisting, bulk transport and line construction.
On the Nordic market Gigasense works in the Lab Instruments and Material Testing business area as a turnkey supplier and expert in destructive testing equipment. It carries out material tests for industrial laboratories, including hardness testing, destructive material testing and image analysis.

Crane Weigher (Scale)

high accuracy all- weather instrument for force measurement in aggressive environment

Crane Safety Monitor

electronic control unit to be used in overload protection systems


The PIAB Dynamometer is excellent for measurement and control of tension forces and weight

Electronic Unit 9:300 B

Electronic unit is mainly used together with one load cell / force transmitter in order to protect a lifting device against overload

Force Transmitter (LKVE/i)

The PIAB LKVE is a Force Transmitter and is delivered for capacities up to 16 ton metric in single part of hoisting rope.

Load Cells

Gigasense Sweden AB has a wide range of different load cells and accessories for many different applications.

Load Pin and LCA Amplifiers

The PIAB SLC Load Pin is designed as a shaft. Built into the shaft is a number of foil-strain gauges for sensing the deformation of the shaft during exposure to load

Read Out Instrument

Suitable as transmitters and overload guards, for overload protection and load indication

PIAB RTM Rope Tension Meter

Designed to swiftly and accurately measure the tension in fixed or stationary ropes or cables

Wireless Loadlink

Designed to be light, accurate and easy to handle