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Crane Scales

Crane scales are essential equipment for industries dealing with heavy loads and machinery. It is vital that you don’t overload hoists or cranes while lifting heavy loads. This helps to avoid catastrophic damages to expensive industrial equipment or severe accidents.

Moreover, you may want to track how much load is being transported or hoisted to help run various operations and processes in your business.

Crane scales are an ideal choice for these tasks. They offer accurate weight measurements for heavy loads and machinery, regardless of shape, with digital readings to ensure you accurately read how much weight is being transported or hoisted. As a result, you’re able to run your operations efficiently.

We offer a range of crane scales that suit your business and its various heavy-duty weighing needs. Here’s what you need to know about crane scales and how Superior Scale Inc. can offer you the right solution.

What is a Crane Scale?

A crane scale is a heavy-duty scale used to suspend weighty and massive loads, as well as measure their weight for various industrial applications. They are also known as load links, suspended scales, or overhead weighing scales. They can be used for similar applications as standard scales. However, they offer accurate readings for much heavier items in odd shapes that standard scales cannot measure.

Crane Scales are used in various industries and sites such as shipyards, warehouses, manufacturing, and construction sites. Modern crane scales use large, easy-to-read, and reliable digital dials to write the readouts and make it easier to record the weight of the suspended loads. They are typically used to measure the weight hoisted by a crane or any other equipment to ensure you’re not overloading them. This helps prevent damage to the equipment or accidents caused by the equipment failing.

They are used to measure bulky freight weight before it is transported by ship, road, rail, or air. This can help your business keep track of logistics, shipment, and other vital processes that rely on accurate measures of how much load is on freight to various destinations.

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Crane Scales We Offer

Crane scales that perfectly match every application and budget need are not readily available. Superior Scale Inc. offers a varied selection of crane scales meticulously designed and customized to meet the specific demands of your business.

Please contact us for more information or to purchase a crane scale.

MSI-3460 Challenger
3 Crane Scale

MSI 3460 Challenger 3 Crane Scale
MSI-3460’s latest instrumentation technology is the central enhancement of the Challenger 3, bringing industry-leading weighing features of previous Challenger designs to a whole new level.

MSI-7300 Dyna-Link
2 Tension Dynamometer

MSI 7300 Dyna Link 2 Crane Scale

The industry’s most advanced digital tension dynamometer provides more features than earlier dynamometer models. Constructed of high-grade, aircraft-quality aluminum with an anodized finish and gasket sealing

Crane Scale

CS 1500 Crane Scale

High performance digital crane scale for industrial applications. The CS1500™ is available in capacities to 20,000lbs (10,000kgs). This crane scale features a swivel hook, and large, easy-to-read, LED or LCD Display.

Crane Scale

EDXtreme Cran Scale
The higher standards set for the EDX Crane Scales meant taking the time to ensure that material characteristics, load element design and strain gauge meshed perfectly with typical accuracy of 0.1% of full scale capacity.

The Main Types of Crane Scales

There are four main types of crane scales that your business can use. These are digital crane scales, measurement systems international (MSI) crane scales, electronic crane scales, and heavy-duty crane weighing scales.

Digital Crane Scales – Consists of a digital display, load cell, hook, or any other attachment that can connect to a crane. Digital crane scales have a sturdy design, allowing them to withstand heavy weights. Most are rated at 50kg minimum and 100 metric tons maximum. You can typically get them in four resolutions, which include:

  • 100 g to 200 g
  • 500 g
  • 1 kg to 2 kg
  • 5 kg

Measurement Systems International (MSI) Crane Scales – MSI crane scales are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments. They’re often the preferred choice for the construction, manufacturing, and transportation industries. MSI crane scales can typically hold capacities from 250 lbs to 15,000 lbs. They’re usually waterproof, equipped with a large load cell and LCD or LED displays that allow for long-range viewing, with some including a handheld remote control to allow the operator to read and record the weight safely.

Electronic Crane Scale – Use electric sensors to measure the weight of the load. They have a large capacity and strong structure, with resolutions ranging from 5 grams to 20 kg. They’re also equipped with color-coded and durable electronic displays for better visibility. Electronic crane scales can measure weights up to 30 tons.

Heavy-Duty Crane Weighing Scale – Typically the most durable. They’re designed for heavy-duty operations and are offered in two types, single and double girder. The single girder heavy-duty crane weighing scale can measure from 1 to 20 tons. Double girder can measure weights up to 150 tons. These cranes are rugged in construction and easy to install with low-load structures.

Buying the correct crane scale for your business will help reduce equipment failure and accidents and improve the bottom line for your business. You’ll enjoy more accurate and reliable readings for heavy-duty loads, making running your business easier.

Contact us today, and let us help you choose the correct crane scale for your needs.

Above represents some of the various Crane Scales available, contact our sales department for more information and more models.

We can help you decide what product fits your need and provide you more detailed information.