Digital Crane Scales
The measurement of weight has been in practice since the earliest days of society, but as technology has advanced, so has the capability, accuracy, and longevity of our measurement devices. Digital crane scales have taken a traditional practice of measuring weight and enhanced it to the point where you can easily and reliably have access to your measurement data in the format that you desire. Amongst the many crane scale manufacturers out there, Eilon Engineering stands out as a premier provider of highly advanced, long-lasting, and extremely accurate digital crane scales. With over 45 years of industry experience, there is no better person to trust with your crane scale needs.
Advancing technologies mean that you can now interact with your crane scale in a variety of different ways. Eilon Engineering is proud to offer dozens of different methods of communication that will allow you to get your measurement data exactly how you want it. These include RS-232, analog output, Bluetooth, and RF. Whatever your project may require, Eilon Engineering has the digital crane scale for you.
When there is a need for a heavy-duty crane scale, Eilon Engineering offers a wide variety of products that you can choose from. Depending on your specific project needs, different features and technologies are available to support your project requirements. These products include:
So, if you were to purchase an industrial crane scale, how can you pull the measured weight and load data off of it? There are several different methods offered by Eilon Engineering. The first method is a digital communication protocol. Common industry standards for these types of protocols are RS-232, RS-485. These allow you to communicate directly with the device in order to get measurement data. Analog outputs are also very common and simple to use as they just output a voltage or current proportional to the load measured.
Lastly, for wireless crane scales, Bluetooth and RF communication are available. Bluetooth crane scales allow you to simply and easily access measurement data from any Bluetooth compatible device. This is all done entirely wirelessly. RF is similar in that it is wireless, but it is also more specialized equipment to receive the measurement data. The upside to RF communications is that they can cover extremely long distances.
If you are in the process of setting up multiple hanging crane scales at your facility, you may be interested in being able to monitor all of these crane scales from a single location. This could be a single fixed location or from many different locations that could move around from time to time. Eilon Engineering offers an industry leading multi-point monitoring system that makes it easy and simple for data to be accessed from a single location. This could be for a single load cell or for hundreds of load cells.
Traditionally a similar task would be accomplished via PLCs. It would be up to each company to tie all of their sensors into a single system, program the PLCs, and develop a human machine interface where the data could be viewed. Eilon Engineering’s out-of-the-box plug and play system makes it easy for anyone to set up a multipoint crane weighing system.
As we have previously mentioned, there are many available options as far as communicating measurement data goes. On top of that Eilon Engineering offers a whole ton more customizable features and add-ons that you can choose from. These include different types of displays (wireless, integrated, or attachable) of whatever size you may want, an internal data logger, extended temperature capabilities, extended battery life, and protective cages.
All these features are Eilon Engineering’s way of going above and beyond to make sure that our crane scales accomplish all that is required in order to satisfy all of your project’s requirements. Our goal is that our crane scale systems simply and seamlessly can be integrated into your companys’ systems. We will happily cater our own products to meet the needs of you and your company so that the solution is the perfect match to the problem.
All of this talk of crane scales can be a little bit confusing. Do you need an internal data-logger? Can my laptop talk to an RS-232 device? Give us a call at Eilon Engineering and we will happily go over your project, the specific requirements for the crane scale that you need, and any nice to have features that might be wanted. From there, we will work hard to pair you with the perfect crane scale.
Our trained and experienced staff have been speccing and sizing crane scales for over 45 years. We have the skills and the know-how to pair you up with the perfect crane scale that will continue to provide you with accurate and reliable measurement data for many years. So, if you are in the market for a new digital crane scale, Bluetooth crane scale, or any other type of load cell, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Eilon Engineering.
All these products offer their own special functionality in addition to coming with a wide array of customizable features and add-ons. This way you can fine tune our products to be the perfect solution to your measurement problems.