Weighing equipment is very important in many industries, and scales come in many different sizes and features. Digital hanging scales are an innovation in scale technology.
They are portable weighing scales and are commonly used in applications that require lifting and other overhead weighing processes. New electronic scales can offer a lot of advantages over older analog models, such as providing a larger weighing range.
These devices have now become a necessity in medical and industrial laboratories and other similar facilities. They also have many outdoor applications because of their portability, accuracy, and durability.
Digital Hang Scales for Industrial Applications
Digital hanging scales have greatly changed the way that many facilities weigh objects. These scales are space savers, and they are more precise than other scales while working well for all sorts of weighing needs.
Hanging scales have many different applications, ranging from weighing fishing nets or luggage to measuring fruits and vegetables, and tiny objects like screws or medicinal pills. However, they are particularly ideal for facilities that have ultra-heavy products to weigh.
Big laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and even supermarkets require fast and easy weighing with clear displays, as hanging scales have a variety of industrial applications. This is why digital weighing scales, spring scales, and crane scales are an easy scale choice for many industries.
How Do Hanging Scales Work?
Hanging scales, also referred to as crane scales, work a bit differently than ordinary scales. Hanging scales provide precise measurements without having to use a comparison weight.
They use the force of gravity to weigh objects; instead of putting a load on a weighing pan or a platform, the load is suspended using the hook of the crane scale. This attribute bestows a great degree of functionality for industrial, commercial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing operations.
Benefits of a Hanging Digital Scale
A digital hanging scale maximizes efficiency. Normally, when weighing equipment, goods, or pieces, the operator must:
- Lift the item…
- Transport it to the scale platform…
- Record the measurement…
- Remove it…
- Replace the item in its final position/location.
This is almost inconsequential when weighing light items that can be carried by hand. However, when moving things that require a forklift or crane, a heavy duty hanging scale cuts out most of those steps and hours from the workday!
By attaching a hanging scale to a crane you can complete two steps in one: transport the goods to their new location and record their weight via WiFi or Bluetooth — all in one movement. Using a digital hanging scale is an exceptional time-saver that can, in turn, save you money.
Versatility, Efficiency, and Portability
Just like analog weighing scales, digital scales also come in a variety of capacities to weigh different kinds of loads. Another advantage of digital hanging scales is that they can be used outdoors.
The versatility of a portable scale like this makes them a very attractive option, because you never know when one is going to come in handy. Digital hanging scales also work more quickly, which improves efficiency.
Additionally, they are the only type of weighing scales that can be easily transported since they are not bulky.
The crane scale itself can hang from machinery, hooks, and other apparatuses. Depending on the capacity, users could put the hanging scale on something, like a mechanized crane to lift very heavy things, or to hold simple spring scales in their hands to measure an item.
The industrial sector often uses hanging crane scales to weigh very heavy loads. Despite a compact frame, they can withstand rigorous conditions.
The housing for Arlyn Series Crane Scales is made of aircraft-grade aluminum in easy-to-spot red polyurethane cover, it’s water resistant, and it can operate in temperatures from 14ºF to 104ºF.
The load cell sensor is made of stainless steel for durability and corrosion resistance.
Metrology with Exceptional Precision & Extended Battery Life
Furthermore, the fact that the scale is suspended and there is no external pressure from the ground or any other source, gives near perfect measurements.
While digital scales are more accurate and much faster to get a reading than analog scales, the technology behind new scales is really what has boosted most industries.
Our scales today are battery-powered and optional Bluetooth-enabled. The Arlyn Crane Scale only needs to charge for four hours per approximately every 100 hours of use!
Connectivity, Inputs, & Accessories to Minimize User Fatigue
You can also program the digital scale to count parts, the console features a setpoint controller and tare & unit conversion with the push of a button.
Additionally, Arlyn Scales offers optional swivel shackles and hooks, such as a J-hook (rated for 4 times its maximum load capacity) with a safety catch that is designed to pivot.
You can, optionally, also use a USB to transfer data or you can request printer connections. Some of the hanging scales are offered with software for interface with a PC or laptop.
Another feature is that digital scales have the ability to communicate with other equipment through Bluetooth. This feature provides easy access for operators in obtaining the weighing results, and allows them to transfer readings from the device to other Bluetooth-enabled equipment.
Manual data transfer is no longer needed.
These scales can also be programmed to interpret results. With this sophisticated technology, industrial processes are made easier and faster. Operators can obtain results and transfer the information with the push of a button.
These scales are perfect for workplaces with limited space. While a platform scale or a high capacity floor scale can take a lot of space, a hanging scale can be stored in a relatively small case when not in use.
They do not need to be placed on the ground and they do not take up a lot of space since they are designed to work while being suspended.
Features of a Heavy Duty Hanging Scale
Digital hanging scales boast some of the most sophisticated features of modern metrology equipment. Digital hang scales even come with advanced electronic load cells and digital displays.
As a revolution in scale technology, they have become very popular these days.
Although analog scales give accurate measurements, digital versions provide more precise readings, making these devices a necessity in medical and industrial laboratories and other similar facilities.
Lastly, most digital hanging scales have anti-vibration and anti-shaking features for more stabilized readings. They also have digital filters to stabilize the readings.
Features of an Arlyn Scales Hanging Scale
The capacity and accuracy of each of our three hanging crane scales are as follows:
|Scale Model||Capacity & Resolution|
|ARC-2500||2,500 lb. x .5 lb.|
|ARC-5000||5,000 lb. x 1 lb.|
|ARC-10000||10,000 lb. x 2 lb.|
For all of the details, see the Arlyn Series Crane Scale specs sheet.
Types of Digital Hanging Scales
Because of the many applications that these digital hanging scales can handle, manufacturers often offer a number of models with different designs and functions.
Most models are capable of calibrating themselves. Many also come with removable displays.
Here are two of the most common types:
Digital Crane Scales
Digital crane scales can handle objects that weigh as much as ten tons. These devices can display more accurate readings than their analog counterparts and can weigh things twice as fast as traditional ones.
Crane scales usually come with a safety hook.
This allows operators to ensure that the goods being weighed are secured. With this, operators can ensure that they will not overload the crane or hoist. This makes their job faster and easier.
It is important that crane digital hanging scales adhere to the standards of the industries where they are used. They are almost always used for commercial and industrial purposes.
This is especially true in grocery stores.
Many customers prefer buying products and goods that are not pre-weighed or pre-packaged. People often want to see the products weighed in front of them to make sure they get the right amount.
Sellers almost always use standard industrial hanging scales. In the past, most of them only used analog scales, but using these scales takes more time.
Postal Digital Hanging Scales
Postal digital hanging scales are used to measure the weight of packages and are designed to accommodate heavy boxes. Postage amounts are derived from the weight of the package.
Some digital hanging scales are adjustable.
With this, they can handle any items that need to be weighed.
Each type of hanging scale looks different and comes at a different price.
Despite this, they are all designed to weigh objects and show accurate results on their digital interfaces.
How to Choose a Digital Hanging Scale
Since hanging scales come in different forms, choosing which one to buy is quite difficult for consumers. It is best that people know what they are weighing before shopping for hanging scales.
Because there are so many digital hanging scales available on the market today, Arlyn Scales can make shopping easier and faster. They offer a vast number of durable and efficient scales that are compatible with any application.
Some hanging scales can only handle a light weight while others are designed to weigh heavy items with an increased weighing range. Each scale has its own weighing capacity and weighs differently, knowing this can help narrow down the selection.
Another thing that people should consider is the material that a scale is made from. Scales should be made from materials that are durable.
Extensive use can take its toll on a device that is not rugged over time. Sturdy digital hanging scales can last for a long time while ensuring safety and reliability.
A durable hanging scale or crane scale can solve a variety of industry needs.
Customers should choose shatter-resistant scales if they need to weigh heavy things.
Digital scales have delicate parts inside that may break.
These electronic parts should be protected from sudden drops, because strong impact can break these expensive devices.
A good digital hanging scale should be user-friendly. This means that operators should not have a hard time figuring out how to use and read their hanging scale. A quality crane scale should come with manuals and detailed instructions.
In addition, the digits should be easy to read on your crane scale. Depending on the size of your electronic scales, bigger digits are always an advantage.
It’s not uncommon for digital hanging scales to be used remotely to improve safety. A scale with an easily visible display is very helpful and helps to prevent mistakes when recording the results.
New models come with larger graphics, and this can be very beneficial. Operators will never miss a single number when reading them.
Push-Button and Zero Functionality
It is best to choose hanging or crane scales that come with push-button and zero options. This makes the work a lot easier and more convenient.
Warranties are also important factors when choosing a digital hanging scale. This ensures owners that they have someone to call if problems with the device arise.
This is particularly important when people plan to purchase a very expensive unit. Repair charges can be very costly. With warranties and insurance, owners will not have to pay for most repairs.
However, warranties and insurance may also come at an additional price. Most manufacturers add it on top of the equipment price. This may cover repair charges for damage and the replacement of some parts.
Find the Best Industrial Hanging Scales at Arlyn Scales
Arlyn Scales has been innovating in scale technology for 40 years. We manufacture our own scales, and all subassemblies are completed in our factory in Long Island, New York.
Sales and customizations are seamless since we keep it all within the company. This factory-direct pricing means that there is no outside sales team or distributor to markup your costs.
To tell us about your business, and take advantage of our 40 years of experience serving clients in all manner of industries, reach out to our team today.