Crane Weighing System
If you regularly lift large or heavy objects with a crane, acquiring a crane weighing system is a great idea. Having a system that can constantly monitor the weight on the crane can help you prevent damage, keep the operators safe, and also help protect the objects that you are lifting. Eilon Engineering is a premier crane scale manufacturer that offers a proven and reliable product line for all your crane weighing needs.
With over 45 years of experience in the industry and a whole myriad of products offering a variety of different features, Eilon Engineering has what you need to customize your crane weighing system. Whether you want to wirelessly monitor dozens of cranes, tie your load cells into a PLC controlled system, or log historical data, Eilon Engineering has the tools that you can trust in to get the job done. If you aren’t sure how to go about building your crane weighing system, give us a call and we can connect you with an expert that will find the right product for you and your company.
Eilon Engineering’s Measurement Systems
Eilon offers a wide variety of different products that you can use for measuring the weight on your crane. Depending on how you would like to get access to the weight data, there are lots of options. Eilon Engineering offers both wired and wireless crane scales making it possible to suit almost any need or budget. Eilon Engineering also offers models that come with protective cages to offer robust shock protection from external impact and rough handling and keep your scale operating in tough industrial settings.
If you are looking to monitor multiple cranes at the same time, Eilon Engineering offers products that accomplish this with ease. Available as both wired and wireless multi-point systems, you can tie all of your industrial crane scales together for centralized monitoring. These turn-key systems allow you to deploy complex distributed systems with ease. Lift weight without concern when you rely on Eilon Engineering’s heavy duty crane scales.
Crane scales work based off of load cells. There are a ton of different kinds of load cells out there. Most of them all use strain gauges as a way to measure force. These strain gauges output a small electrical signal as force is applied, this signal can then be used as a reference for generating weight measurements The measurement can then be communicated to a wide range of devices. This allows you to easily connect the measurement device up to any equipment that you have and accurately get weight data off of it. By applying a load to that crane scale, the strain gauge will vary its signal.
If you are looking to purchase a crane weighing system, you may be wondering whether you need a wireless or wired system. This is entirely up to you and how you want to interface with the load cell. Wired crane scales have wiring coming directly off of the crane scale. These wires carry the signal that will represent the force on the crane scale. This could be an analog or digital signal. If you are fine with connecting these wires to a display, a PLC, or some other sort of device, then a wired sensor will work just fine for you.
If you would like to be able to remotely communicate with a crane scale, then wireless is the way to go. Eilon offers a wide array of wireless crane scales that allow you to communicate over significant distances without any wiring running to a measurement device. Wireless technology also makes it much more simple to expand your load cell system to communicate with dozens of crane scales simultaneously.
You may be wondering how long a crane scale will last you. This largely depends on the crane scale that you purchase. Eilon offers crane scales that are all fatigue rated. That means that unless the crane scales themselves are ever overloaded, they will not wear out with time. They are good for an practically infinite amount of loading and unloading cycles. This means that you can rely on your overhead crane scale for years and years to come.
As a further sign of Eilon Engineering’s confidence in their products, they also offer an industry leading 5-year warranty on all products. No other crane scale manufacturer offers that long of a warranty on their products.
Most of Eilon Engineering’s hanging crane scales come with an LCD display that shows the operators and others nearby the force on the load cell. Whether one of these is beneficial to you or not, is up to you and your organization’s needs. If having a digital readout is helpful, then it’s a great feature. If you have an automated process running on a PLC that records weight data and acts on that, then it may not be needed. If you would rather communicate wirelessly and display data at a control center, then you may or may not care to have the display.
Do you have more questions about crane scales or want help selecting the right product for you and your company? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our sales experts at Eilon Engineering. We can get your crane weighing system started with the right products for the job. Our industry leading products are backed by a huge crane scale knowledge base that can answer any questions that you might have. If you are in need of an electronic crane scale measurement system, look no further than Eilon Engineering to help with your weight measurement needs.