If you need to determine the shipping weight of a large refrigeration case, weigh large zoo animals or weigh totes as they are removed from a shipping container, a regular platform scale will likely be of little use. Lifting, force measurement and hang weighing applications all require a special type of scale.
Typically suspended from a crane, boom or cable in the air, hanging scales are a much more versatile option that allow you to simultaneously lift and weigh large objects in environments where a platform scale just isn’t practical.
What to Look For
Durability, accuracy and capacity are the primary features to consider when choosing a hanging scale.
Why Choose Arlyn
Stainless Steel Load Sensors
While most crane scales use nickel-plated steel load cells, we use a massive stainless steel load cell that provides much better overload protection, moisture protection, corrosion resistance and increased ruggedness.
Heavy-Duty Protective Housing
The load sensor is sheltered inside an extremely durable housing, which is manufactured with highly visible, resilient, solid red polyurethane and a special aluminum alloy. Compared with the sheet metal or cast housings used by other manufacturers, our crane scales are truly built for tough industrial environments.
High Capacity and Resolution
For the most accurate measurements, it’s necessary to choose a scale with a maximum capacity near but higher than your heaviest load. We offer three standard models to ensure that our customers get the most accurate results possible.
1. The ARC-2500 offers a maximum capacity of 2,500 lbs. with a half-pound resolution.
2. The ARC-5000 offers a maximum capacity of 5,000 lbs. with a one-pound resolution.
3. The ARC-10000 offers a maximum capacity of 10,000 lbs. with a two-pound resolution.
Superior electronics and stainless steel load sensors offer the highest possible accuracy. Our crane and hanging scales feature an accuracy of 0.1%.
Ease of Use
With a variety of optional swivel shackles and hooks, you can easily find the configuration that will get the job done safely and quickly.
For example, you can choose a durable welded steel shackle ring and J-hook to attach and weigh the load. The J-hook design may also incorporate a pivot that increases range as well as loading ease. A heavy-duty safety catch across the opening of the hook secures the load.
A large and easy to read digital LCD display shows graphic numbers 1 inch high, which can be easily seen from a distance, which saves time and effort on the job, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Wireless Data Transfer
A USB flash drive can be incorporated into the design of your hanging scale. The device can record weight along with time, data, group and item information. Simply remove the drive and plug it into a workstation PC to upload data to a Microsoft Excel file.
• Pushbutton functions for automatic, keyboard tare, zero functions with memory, net/gross
• Adjustable display speed of 0.4 seconds
• Warning message displayed at 102% of scale capacity
• Multiple weighing unites include pounds, kilos, grams, ounces, etc.
• No maintenance required because there are no internal moving parts
• Indoor or outdoor use
• Operating temperature range of 14°F to 104°F
• Rechargeable Ni-MH “C” size batteries (2)
Custom Design and Development Services
Arlyn Scales is a factory direct manufacturer, which means that we can custom design and develop a hanging or crane scale that meets specs unique to your situation if none of our standard models suffice. Contact us today and let us help you choose the scale that best meets your needs.