Virtually every industry has a grave need for accurate scales. From merchants selling textiles to farmers offering produce — along with a variety of other workers in a wide array of different industries — they all rely on accurate scales to enable them to determine proper pricing and correct quantities.
Though there are a variety of scales on the market, hanging scales are especially popular in the realms of manufacturing and shipping. They can handle objects of various sizes and weights, depending on your business needs and daily operations.
Fortunately, at Arlyn Scales, you have access to an expansive catalog of diverse hanging scales.Whether you are in manufacturing, technology, shipping, pharmaceuticals, or agriculture, there is a hanging weight scale available to address your needs.
What is a Hanging Scale?
A hanging scale is a type of scale that is suspended by a cable or crane. In fact, they are one of the scales of choice in manufacturing and shipping because they do not require any platforms.
They are able to provide accurate measurements without a lot of large equipment that could get in the way and take up space. Additionally, these scales are incredibly safe and durable. They are able to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear.
Benefits of Heavy-Duty Hanging Scales
The steel industry is not the only industry that can greatly benefit from the daily use of a hanging scale. Generally, heavy-duty hanging scales increase workplace safety and help with unusual shapes.
By suspending heavy objects using a hook, these types of scales prevent them from breaking or damaging platforms. This reduces the risk to operators from workplace accidents or injuries.
They also help with objects that are constantly moving or that are particularly unwieldy. If they are weighing large animals (like elephants and tigers in a zoo), for example, the readings are more accurate and the animal’s movement is less likely to skew measurements.
Compactness is another priority.
In environments with little storage space, hanging scales take up little area. This is especially important in workplaces where goods and objects are rapidly transported.
In addition, hanging scales are very portable.
Though hanging scales are thought of as cumbersome, they are often the best tools for what they do. Operators can hang them from anywhere that has a high vantage place to temporarily install the hook.
Then they can be used in environments that require the scales to be used in various areas, including airports, zoos, and corporate postal services. Such businesses require that the objects being weighed need to move around a lot as well.
They are great for industrial applications.
If you are in need of the 2000-pound hanging scale for industrial needs, our hanging scale is overload-tolerant, corrosion-resistant, water-resistant, and temperature-stable.
The temperature range goes from about -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also load tested at 3 times the maximum of the scale’s safe weight range.
A bonus with utilizing hanging scales is that due to the fact that the load is suspended, they are much less likely to be affected by interference from ground vibration. This lack of interference aids in the display of more accurate weighing results.
They are also ideal for material handling.
You also don’t need to solely rely on the high weight capacity for daily operations. Our heavy-duty scales offer more benefits when you use them in manufacturing, laboratory measurements.
They boast features for enduring demanding workplaces.
Here are a few more features you may be interested in regarding the hanging scale:
Calibration should be done regularly for preventative care. Consider calibrating using test weights and the custom calibration program that is included. That way you won’t make mistakes on the job.
The scale comes equipped with a corrosion-resistant stainless steel load cell.
There is less concern in an environment that has dangerous chemicals or damaging elements.
These include airports, laboratories, and warehouses.
Long Battery Life
Hanging scales are designed to last for a while.
The batteries help with that, especially within durable housing.
They are also rechargeable for many cycles of use.
The scale is installed with a J-hook, which is rated four times its maximum load capacity. This hook comes with a safety catch that is designed to revolve with the load and pivot.
Rather than deal with scale additions that can affect the weight, a tare value shows on a lightweight LCD display. The tare settings can be reset by a push button.
The tare feature allows the user to tare the scale by simply pushing a button.
Scales that do not have this feature tend to require quite a bit of work in order to tare the system, therefore, the pushbutton tare is an important feature.
The scales may be optionally equipped with USB and printer connection and some of them are offered with software for interface with a PC or laptop.
You can upload the data remotely and store backups.
This versatility makes weighing more efficient and accurate.
How to Find the Right Hanging Scale with 2000-Lb Capacity
When looking for a hanging scale, be certain to look into the accuracy of the scale at full capacity. Several hanging scales with a 0.1% accuracy of full capacity are on the market, therefore, there is no reason to settle for a less accurate scale.
Additionally, ensure that the numbers on the scale are large and clearly defined, so employees will be able to record the reading from a distance. A pushbutton tare is a feature that is common to find and amazingly useful, so be sure to ensure that a scale that you purchase has this feature.
Other scales could do the job, but would not be as efficient or accurate as a hanging scale. Ultimately, it is imperative that the right platform meets the needs of your business.
Don’t Underestimate Scale Accessories
Swivel handles and hooks are generally sold as optional add-ons to hanging scales. However, nearly all applications can benefit from having swivel handles and hooks available.
It is usually much easier to manipulate larger loads with these swivel hooks. This is especially the case if the loads will need to be placed in specific places after weighing.
These high-capacity, hanging scales are ideal for all lifting and weighing applications, as well as force measurements. They come equipped with an exceptional accuracy of 0.1% of full capacity.
These scales also have a push-button tare, optional swivel shackles, and hooks. These models also have a full-feature digital indicator with large, one-inch graphic digits for easy viewing.
For all of these reasons, we highly recommend this particular model. The scales feature convenience and a low learning curve.
Built to Endure Industrial Environments
Rest assured that this hanging scale is built to be dependable. It’s produced with an integral stainless steel load sensor encased within a high-impact, high-visibility, solid red polyurethane and aircraft-grade aluminum housing.
The housing provides extra durability and stability. Aluminum is known for being durable and inexpensive, contributing to the scale’s ruggedness.
Stainless steel is also renowned for its longevity, corrosion resistance, and high-temperature threshold. You can use it in extreme environments for years on end.
Upgrade Your Hanging Scales and Load Cells at Arlyn Scales
Whether you are looking for a hanging scale to serve your scientific, warehouse, educational or commercial needs, the team at Arlyn Scales can help you find the scale that’s right for you. Our engineering specialists have developed equipment that can be used indoors and outdoors for various applications.
With proper calibration and maintenance, your hanging scale should provide years of accuracy and good service. If these scales seem to fit your needs but there are additional features necessary to suit your operations, be sure to let us know.
Customizing is always an option for your business needs, whether you require rechargeable batteries or remote controls. For more help finding the perfect crane scale for you, reach out to our team today.