Electronic Crane Scales
Electronic crane scales offer advantages over analog scales and even more advantages over using no crane scale at all. Electronic crane scales connect between the crane hook or shackle and the load. They are a method for determining the mass of the load to improve safety, reduce the chances of an overload and to improve repeatability of loading and unloading operations.
The use of electronic crane scales is recommended by safety experts and process engineers alike. The value added shows up in reduced chances of injury and equipment damage as well as more accurate product measurements.
Eilon Engineering is an industry leading provider of electronic crane scales. Reach out to our experts to find the electronic crane scale to meet your facility’s needs.
Electronic Crane Scales by Eilon Engineering
Eilon Engineering has over 45 years of expertise in developing crane scales for a variety of industries. Organizations like NASA, Boeing, Disney and many others have repeatedly turned to Eilon Engineering for their overhead crane scale needs.
Each digital crane scale offered by Eilon Engineering is available in either shackle or hook connections, has unbeatable accuracy and is compact in size to minimize headroom loss. They are available in a range of maximum loads to tailor-fit the demands of most industries. The Ron Crane Scale line is a customer favorite, with wired and wireless models available.
Consult the experts at Eilon Engineering. They can leverage their vast experience in a variety of industrial applications and help you choose the right scale.
Analog scales are prone to a number of errors. Be especially leary of used crane scales that may have been overloaded, stretching the components and resulting in inaccurate measurements and unsafe device
The lightweight and low headroom loss provided by the Eilon Engineering’s Ron line of scales is the best in the industry. The crane will handle the way it did before adding the scale, with only minimal loss in headroom.
This has to do with digitization that occurs on a digital scale. Analog scales are expressed this way as well, where the amount of error can be due to the spacing in the tick marks.
The Eilon Engineering Advantage
Eilon Engineering has served many industries that require crane loading and unloading operations. Their cranes have been used in aerospace, entertainment, heavy manufacturing, metals, petroleum and wind turbine industries, just to name a few. The Eilon Engineering line of scales and dynamometers are the top choice of industry professionals due to ease of use, accuracy and ruggedness in industry.
Electronic crane scales offer a distinct advantage over analog scales in that they can be easily interfaced with other electronic devices. Loads can be transmitted and logged onto computers, data loggers and even smart phones and tablets with an optional Bluetooth transmitter. They are available with USB and serial (RS-232) ports.
Simple controls that can be operated with gloved hands, easy-to-read displays and intuitive software interfaces integrate the Ron scales into existing crane hardware.
In terms of accuracy, Eilon Engineering is an industry leader among crane scale manufacturers. All models are accurate to 0.1% of their full scale loads. This means more consistent loading and unloading. Operations that require multiple crane loads and operations, especially benefit from this degree of accuracy.
Consider a steel foundry that is unloading scrap cars by crane. Because the scrap may be of different shapes, such as chopped structural steel, or shredded sheet steel from automobile recycling, “full” train cars may carry different masses of steel. To track this, an accurate digital crane weight scale should be used.
The Eilon Engineering’s Ron line of electronic crane scales are made from aerospace steel, which will not fail due to fatigue and repeated loadings (provided capacity is never exceeded). The scale housings are designed with shock absorbing material to limit vibration and shock to protect the electronics. Each crane scale load cell is tested to 200% of its rated load, and parts have been designed with large factors of safety. The factor of safety is 5:1 (4:1 for the hooks as per their manufacturer), meaning these scales are some of the safest on the market.
Consult with Eilon Engineering today to find which crane weighing system is right for your facility.