Overhead Crane Scales
Overhead crane scales are used heavily throughout a lot of different industries. These devices utilize load cells in order to measure weight or force. This adds a layer of safety to complex and dangerous lifting operations and also can be used as a functional measurement tool. Eilon Engineering are the overhead crane scale experts. With over 45 years of experience in this industry supporting major customers such as NASA, Siemens, Disney, and Boeing you can trust Eilon for your weight measurement needs.
In the world of overhead crane scales, Eilon Engineering stands apart with their exceptional products, 5 Year Warranty, unprecedented battery life, fantastic reliability, and competitive pricing. This level of quality and expertise is what you need to help solve your measurement problems. Whether you want to weigh a crate hanging from a crane, monitor force while lifting a rocket, or keep an eye on your stage rigging, Eilon Engineering has the product for you. There’s no better place to look for a high quality, high accuracy industrial crane scale than at Eilon Engineering.
Crane Scale Products
Eilon Engineering offers a wide variety of crane scales that you can interface with in a wide variety of ways. There are both wired crane scales as well as crane scales and load cells that are entirely wireless. These can be monitored via a digital display, connected to a PLC, or integrated wirelessly into a multi-point load cell monitoring system. With every Eilon Engineering product, you have a guarantee of high accuracy and resolution, excellent linearity and repeatability, and a robust fatigue rated product that you can rely on for years and years to come.
Eilon Engineering’s most cost-effective crane scale is the Ron 2000H. This is a wired crane scale that comes with a wide variety of options. The wireless sibling of this crane scale is the Ron 2501H. The wireless functionality greatly expands the capability of the sensor to be more easily monitored remotely or tied into a complex multi-point system. If you are interested in an aluminum indicator with a backlit LCD screen, then the Ron 2125H and Ron 2150H are the products you will be interested in. Lastly, if you are in need of a protective cage around your crane scale, you will want to get either the Ron 3025 or the Ron 3050. Both these models offer an integrated, 1”/50mm or 2”/50 mm display, respectively.
So, where exactly might an overhead crane scale be used? There are an infinite number of possibilities, but some common use cases are:
·Performing safety proof load testing on cranes. You can apply a controlled load to the crane to make sure that it can still withstand what it’s rated to.
·Weighing shipments. If you have a need to know how much weight of product you have, overhead crane scales are a great and highly accurate way to perform this.
·Overload prevention. Having a way to constantly monitor load on your equipment so that you are aware of any dangers is never a bad idea.
·Measuring the amount of material in a ladle or a crucible. This is commonly used in foundries but can be applied to a wide variety of fields.
·Weighing during lifting for advanced inventory management
As you can see, crane scales can be used for a lot of different reasons and in a lot of different industries. Really, anytime where you might want to know how much something weighs or how much force is being applied, then crane scales are a great choice.
This is really up to you. Eilon Engineering has created a wide variety of options as to how you can interface with their various electronic crane scales. At the most basic level, you can buy a digital crane scale that has a display on the crane scale. Additionally, you can buy a crane scale that has a cable that run to a digital display.
If neither of those work for you, then you can always have a raw signal output from the crane scale that can be read by a PLC or some other DAQ device. These outputs are often analog signals (0-3V or 4-20 mA) but they can also often be digital signals communicated via RS-232. This way you can read the data however works best for you and your system.
Lastly, you can get a wireless crane scale. This allows you to communicate with the sensor remotely. You can monitor this easily from a phone, tablet, laptop, or handheld digital display. However you need to interface with your crane scale, Eilon Engineering has a way.
When looking through all of the different crane scales for sale, there are certain things that you will want to be on the lookout for. First off, and often the most important is reliability. You don’t want your measurement system to give out on you at a critical moment. If you are using a weighing scale for an overhead crane, you don’t want your hanging crane scale to die on you while you are lifting an extremely heavy load. This could prevent you from being aware of any sort of overloading scenario. This is why reliability is huge.
Secondly, accuracy is incredibly important. It’s not hard to make a product that spits out numbers. You want those numbers to be as close as possible to the real physical phenomenon, so you have reliable data. The higher the accuracy, the more you can trust those numbers.
Lastly, you want to make sure the sensor is user-friendly. However you are getting the data from the sensor, you want to make sure that it’s simple, reliable, and expandable. If you can’t reliably get data from it, then it’s not a good crane scale. If you have a weighing scale for an overhead crane, you want to make sure that the data doesn’t cut out on your intermittently. You also don’t want a significant amount of setup and circuit design just to be able to read the weight data from the sensor.
Trust Eilon Engineering
Whatever your weight measurement needs might be, trust Eilon Engineering. If you have a need for an overhead crane scale, then call or email in order to speak with one of our highly experienced sales members. With over 45 years of experience in the industry, we can help you find the best crane scale for your needs.