1 Ton Dynamometer
The term dynamometer, aka “dynos” for short, covers several types of related yet distinct pieces of equipment. All are mechanical devices used to measure force, torque, or power, yet how they do this can be significantly different.
For example, absorption/inertia dynamometers are used to measure power or torque directly, while transmission dynamometers use gears and linkage systems for measurement. There are also hydraulic dynamometers that measure the power output of engines, eddy current dynamometers that use electromagnetic induction to measure engine or motor performance, and others.
And, of course, there are tension or crane dynamometers that are used to measure loads during lifting operations or tension in various applications.
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Since there are so many types of dynamometers, it’s no wonder that there are many different dynamometer manufacturers out there.
Since 1877, this company has specialized in the manufacturing of hydraulic and eddy current dynamometers.
SAKOR Technologies, Inc.
A manufacturer of different types of dynamometers mainly for the auto industry. It provides dynamometers for test controls and equipment for a wide range of applications.
Handexer produces accurate and reliable hand grip dynamometers—tools to measure grip strength and improve hand health.
Phoenix Dynamometer Technologies LLC
A manufacturer of chassis and engine dynamometers, it offers a comprehensive approach to data acquisition systems, water recirculation systems, and dynamometers.
Eilon Engineering / RON Crane Scales
For close to five decades, Eilon Engineering has earned a global reputation for excellence in the manufacturing of high-quality tension dynamometers, crane scales, and load cells.
Tension Dynamometers are incredibly useful and versatile tools, and are a great addition to many businesses including warehouses, factories, shipping and logistics, and many others.
Among our most popular sizes is the 1-ton dynamometer, which can be used for a variety of small-scale applications.
The 1-ton dynamometer: uses and applications
A 1-ton dynamometer is commonly used for load testing, ensuring that cranes and other lifting equipment can safely handle their specified loads. This is crucial for compliance with safety regulations and standards.
When lifting heavy materials or equipment, a dynamometer can provide real-time measurements of the applied force, allowing operators to ensure that the load remains within the crane’s safe working limits.
In applications where maintaining a specific tension is critical, such as in cable or wire installation, a dynamometer can be employed to monitor and control the tension in real time.
Routine checks using a 1-ton dynamometer help identify any issues with the crane's lifting capacity or the integrity of the lifting gear, contributing to overall safety in construction and industrial settings.
Dynamic load monitoring
1-ton dynamometers with dynamic load monitoring capabilities can be used to assess the impact of sudden movements or shifts in load during lifting operations, helping to prevent overloading and potential accidents.
Shipping and rigging
In logistics and rigging applications, a dynamometer ensures that loads being lifted onto trucks or ships meet the weight specifications and that the lifting equipment is functioning correctly.
In mining, where large loads are moved regularly, dynamometers play a crucial role in assessing and optimizing the efficiency of lifting operations and equipment.
Eilon Engineering dynamometers: basic specs
A 1-ton dynamometer is a great tool. But different applications call for different capacities. That’s why we offer a line of dynamometers that range from 0.5 to 300 tons.
Here are specs for some popular sizes.
1-ton dynamometers are incredibly lightweight and portable. This capacity dynamometer has countless uses: from weighing fishing nets, to load monitoring stage equipment and more.
Eilon Engineering 1-ton dynamometers: length & weight
1-ton dynamometers: weight
1-ton dynamometers: length
Another popular size is the 5-ton dynamometer. And though this versatile tool is strong enough to lift an elephant, it’s still no heavier than a jar of peanut butter!
Eilon Engineering 5-ton dynamometers: length & weight
5-ton dynamometers: weight
5-ton dynamometers: length
You might think that as the system’s lifting capacity increases, the dynamometer’s size would start to increase exponentially. Not so! Notice the 10-ton dynamometer is still light enough to be carried and installed easily by one person.
10-ton dynamometers: weight
10-ton dynamometers: length
When it comes to large capacity systems, the 150-ton dynamometer is a popular size. Though strong enough to lift a full-grown adult blue whale—the largest animal to ever live—this dynamometer still keeps headroom loss to a minimum while remaining as lightweight as possible.
150-ton dynamometers: weight
150-ton dynamometers: length
1-ton dynamometers: the Eilon advantage
If you’re in the market for a 1-ton dynamometer, Eilon Engineering’s Ron line of weighing systems is an excellent choice.
With close to five decades of experience, Eilon Engineering has a global reputation for quality, safety, and dependability.
We’ve worked repeatedly with top-notch organizations like NASA, General Motors, Boeing, and countless other customers.
Our commitment to safety means our systems are designed to specifications that meet the highest safety standards. Our Research & Development, manufacturing, and calibration laboratory are certified according to the ISO 9001 total quality management standard and audited by Lloyd’s Register LRQA on site.
Our systems are:
- Lightweight and portable
- Highly accurate (0.1% or full scale)
- Constructed of high-grade aerospace steel
- Fatigue rated to withstand an unlimited number of lifts (provided the max capacity is never exceeded)
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