Wireless Load Cells
The use of wireless technology continues to be increasingly more important throughout a wide variety of industries. This is largely due to its convenience, flexibility, and ease of use. In the world of load cells, wireless technology can greatly improve the ease of setup, accessibility of measurement data, and flexible means of viewing and monitoring data. Eilon Engineering is proud to be a premier wireless load cell manufacturer, with over 45 years of experience developing high-quality, long-lasting, and extremely accurate load cells
There are not many load shackle manufacturers out there, and there certainly aren’t many who have been around as long as Eilon Engineering. This wealth of industry experience, combined with leading edge load cell technology has solidified Eilon Engineering as the people you can trust when you need a reliable measurement system. Whether you are building a wireless load cell system with multiple load cells , or connecting a single crane scale to a PC, speak with our experienced sales staff today and we can help you find the perfect product for your needs.
Wireless Load Cell Products
Eilon offers many different wireless load cell products to accommodate your needs. Each of these products comes with a wide variety of customizable features that allow for you to fine-tune our offerings to be a perfect match for your own project. Whether you are in need of a large multi-point monitoring system or just need a single wireless load cell, we have the right product for you. Our wireless models include:
You may be wondering whether a wireless load cell is right for you. There are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing the correct load cell. First off, how do you want to get your measurement data? If you want to read the measurement near the load cell, then a display will often work just fine. If you are tying your load cell into a PLC or data acquisition device, then you will need to add options accordingly. If you are wanting a remote display then wireless load cells are the right choice for you.
So, what devices can connect to a wireless load cell? Depending on the type of communication that your wireless load cell offers, there will be different options. A load cell that outputs data via Bluetooth can connect to many different Bluetooth capable devices. These include smartphones, laptops, tablets, computers, and some microcontrollers. This way you can access your data however you want to.
Depending on the type of multi-point system you purchase, there will be several different options. For example, the Ron StageMaster 6000G5 is capable of monitoring up to 200 load cells on a single computer. Additionally, you can set up an unlimited number of computers that can each monitor 200 load cells giving you virtually infinite capability.
If you need more information on what wireless load cells can do, what is recommended for your project, or if you need help in designing the measurement system, then feel free to contact our sales experts at Eilon Engineering. Our highly trained staff will gladly help answer all of your questions and line you up with a reliable, accurate, and long-lasting load cell that will work great for your specific application. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have.
Each of our products offers different benefits that can be used as needed to provide the perfect measurement system for your company. Each wireless load cell can be seamlessly tied together to create a multi-point load monitoring system that can easily be connected to your phone, a tablet, or a computer. Eilon Engineering’s wireless load cell solutions allow you to worry less about how you are going to prevent dangerous overloads, and focus on what your company does best.
Wireless Load Cell Technology
There are a lot of different wireless communication protocols out there. These include Bluetooth, Radio Frequency, Infrared, or cellular. There are various pros and cons to each of these methods in terms of complexity, cost, range, and signal integrity. Eilon Engineering offers Bluetooth communications with many of its wireless load cells. These load cells have a wireless transmitter that outputs measurement data via Bluetooth. The load cells communicate via RF with the receiver and then the receiver communicates via BT with the devices. Right?
This allows you to simply read measurement data from a wide variety of devices, including your phone. One of the biggest downsides to Bluetooth communications is that they often have limited range. If you have ever connected a Bluetooth speaker or headphones to your phone, you will have noticed that you can’t let the connected devices get too far apart or they will stop working. It is the same with Bluetooth load cells. Fortunately, Eilon Engineering offers a solution for this as well.
When distance is a main concern, another wireless communication protocol is needed. The wireless load cell transmitter will output the measurement data via a proprietary Radio Frequency protocol. This data can then be picked up by a receiver and retransmitted over Bluetooth to nearby devices. Radio frequency is capable of reaching extremely far distances (multiple miles/km). This way you can pick up measurement data from devices that are out of the capable range of Bluetooth.
There are many instances where you may want to monitor multiple load cells at the same time from a single location. One common application of this is stage rigging. You may need to monitor not just the amount of weight that is on the stage rigging but also ensure that the weight is evenly distributed throughout. This is to make sure that no support point on the rigging itself has been overloaded by the speakers, lights, and whatever else may be suspended. To do this requires that the load be measured in many different locations.
Eilon Engineering makes the selection and customization of multi-point load cell systems incredibly easy. In minutes you can configure a station to monitor all of the nearby wireless load cells. This does not require extensive knowledge on your part, nor does it require programming expertise. Eilon Engineering has worked hard to make sure that the trouble of configuring a complicated distributed system is not something that you ever have to worry about when using their products. The system is easy to use and intuitive.