Bluetooth Crane Scales
Bluetooth technologies have greatly enhanced and improved connectivity with devices across almost all industries and the same is very much true about crane scales. With the introduction of Bluetooth technologies to wireless crane scales, the capability of remotely monitoring loads becomes available without the need of purchasing additional expensive PLC devices in order to offer similar functionality. When it comes to Bluetooth crane scales, there’s no one better to rely on than Eilon Engineering. With over 45 years of experience in the industrial crane scale industry, you can have confidence in Eilon Engineering’s crane scales, whether you are in need of a Bluetooth electronic crane scale or a more traditional one.
As a result of Eilon Engineering’s wealth of experience we have extreme confidence in our crane scales. We are proud to offer an industry leading 5-year warranty on all of our products. Amongst crane scale manufacturers, Eilon Engineering proudly offers extremely competitive pricing, on high-quality, long-lasting products that incorporate a wide variety of different technologies in order to meet your and your company’s needs. If you are in the market for a crane scale, whether Bluetooth capable or not, give our experienced crane scale experts a call today and we can help you find the perfect product for you.
Eilon offers several different Bluetooth-capable heavy duty crane scales. All of these devices bring their own special capabilities and functionality but are all enhanced by the capability of communicating measurement data via Bluetooth. You can now simply and easily monitor the state of your load from a device such as your phone, tablet, or a laptop. Getting weight and load measurement data has never been easier!
So, why would you want a wireless crane scale in place of a regular one? There are several reasons for this. First off, it makes it so that you can read the load measurement without being physically connected to it. Eilon Engineering sells special handheld wireless digital displays that allow you to conveniently and simply read the applied load. Bluetooth capable scales make it possible to read measurement data on your phone, tablet, laptop, or any device with a Bluetooth receiver.
So, why is Bluetooth used for communicating this data? There are several huge advantages to using Bluetooth. First off, it is entirely wireless. This advantage is obvious. You are not in need at all of wiring coming off of the crane scale and running to a receiving device or computer. In the case where you may have a massive crane but want to read the applied load down on the ground, this has very obvious benefits.
Bluetooth also offers several other great advantages. First off, it is a very economic method of communication. The hardware needed to implement Bluetooth communications are all highly affordable. This helps keep the cost of your final product down. Secondly, it experiences very minimal interference which is great for when you want reliable data for a long period of time. Lastly, it uses very little power to operate.
You may be curious how far you can be away in order for your Bluetooth communication to still work. Generally, it can reach about 100 meters. If there are lots of obstacles in the way, this distance can be even shorter. If you need to communicate wirelessly from even greater distances with your overhead crane scale, is there something that you can do?
When greater distances are required a different type of Radio Frequency protocol is used instead of Bluetooth. With Eilon Engineering’s products, the RF communication will be used to cover large distances and Bluetooth will be used for the final leg. This way, your RF signals can be transferred long distances, picked up by a receiver, and then transmitted via Bluetooth to the device of your choice. This makes for hanging crane scales that can cover very large distances.
We wanted to highlight one example use case of a Bluetooth crane scale. Let’s say that you are a manufacturer. You use a crane to weigh shipments before they leave your facility. The controls to operate the crane are a bit away from the outgoing shipment itself so having a simple and easy way to get the measurements off would help out a lot.
As such, you get a Bluetooth crane scale that can pass the data over to where the crane operator is seated. Now they can easily record the weight of the shipments going out either by hand or through automated software. Now, you can significantly reduce the amount of time that it takes to weigh your outgoing shipments and you can provide high accuracy measurements for years to come.
If you are interested in building your own crane weigher system but don’t quite know where to go from here, then please don’t hesitate to give Eilon Engineering a call. In the world of crane scales, there are so many different options. Different technologies, features, and options are available for all crane scales. As such, it can quickly become extremely overwhelming to know what product you should buy. IF you find yourself in this situation, then trust the professionals over at Eilon Engineering!
Our friendly and helpful staff are ready and waiting to answer all of your crane scale questions. Not sure whether a Bluetooth crane scale is right for you? Give us a call and let’s talk about it. Not sure what type of load measuring device is best for a certain application? Once again, give us a call and we’ll help answer all of your questions. If you are in the market for a crane scale but don’t know where to go from here, then give our sales experts a call today at Eilon Engineering.