Overhead Crane Scales for Sale
Overhead cranes are frequently the cause of safety concerns in loading and unloading operations. An overhead Crane Scale can be placed inline with the crane to weigh each crane load to ensure it is within weight limits, as well as to track the amount of material being transferred. Ultimately, the use of a crane weighing system will quickly realize its Return on Investment (ROI).
An overhead crane weight scale will drastically improve the consistency and safety of loading and unloading crane operations. The rugged crane scales developed by Eilon Engineering, are designed with industry in mind. They are accurate products that will increase the safety and repeatability of any process requiring crane work. For more information, reach out to your Eilon Engineering representative today.
An overhead crane scale can provide surety that a load is within the safe lifting capability of a crane system. This tremendously enhances the safety around an overhead crane system. Suppose a facility uses an overhead crane to move bags from storage to a shipping truck. The mass of material in the bags may vary wildly, even if the volume of each bag is similar. Without an overhead crane scale, there is no way to determine whether the crane can lift it, other than to rely on the statement, “it has lifted it before!”. With an overhead crane scale, the operator can begin to lift and have confidence in the crane system based on the real-time display of the mass.
An overhead crane scale can also improve the accuracy of loading and unloading operations. Loose material, such as gravel, scrap metal, sawdust and sand may have a similar volume between crane loads, but different masses, even if it came from the same source. This is because loose material has a packing factor, or how tightly the material is packed, in each crane load. This can vary on settling time, moisture content, material, shape and numerous other factors. With an overhead crane scale, these variables become unimportant, as the operator knows how much material is being transferred with each load.
Overhead Crane Scales by Eilon Engineering
Eilon Engineering is a leader in crane scale manufacturing.They have a variety of models that will suit the needs of most overhead crane applications. The Ron line of overhead crane scales offer many options suitable for industrial environments.
Each crane weigher is capable of less than 0.1% full load error. Every one of their digital crane scales can be interfaced with computers quickly for making electronic records of the operation.
The Eilon Engineering Advantage
For more than 45 years, Eilon Engineering has been developing industrial crane scales. Their scales have been used extensively in heavy industry, such as manufacturing, shipping, oil and gas, utilities, wind turbine installation, offshore drilling, foundries and many others.
Eilon crane scales are accurate to 0.1% of their full range. This means a 30 ton scale will be accurate to within 60 pounds. This high degree of accuracy is especially beneficial to large operations that require accumulating totals from multiple crane loads.
Factors of Safety
Eilon Engineering guarantees enhanced safety during operation. Each load cell is designed with a 5:1 factor of safety, and each hook is designed with a 4:1 factor of safety (by its manufacturer). Furthermore, every system is tested to a 100% overload (200% loading).
Every overhead crane scale sold by Eilon Engineering is backed by a five year warranty. They have been designed to comply with IEC 61508 and ASME BTH-1 standards that protect against premature fatigue failures. Repeat customers, such as Boeing, Disney, and NASA add confidence in the surety of these crane scales.
There will be very little difference in the handling. The Eilon Engineering crane scales have the smallest headspace loss in the industry.
What if my application requires the load to be displayed in multiple locations, like with a crane operator and other plant personnel?
Optional displays can be connected to the industrial crane scales so that the crane operator can read one, and perhaps a larger display can be mounted on the wall for other plant personnel.
The “S” models have a shackle connection and the “H” models have a hook connection. The hook connection is faster, but the shackle is generally smaller and therefore more portable.
There are wired and wireless connections. With some optional hardware, scales can communicate via Bluetooth connections to phones and tablets.
Contact Eilon Engineering today for any further questions. We can guide you through the crane scale selection process and find the right one for your facility.