How Lifting Crane Scales and Load Cells Work
A crane scale or a load cell converts force, tension, or pressure into a measurable output; they are built to measure weight. You can use a crane scale or load cell by placing an object on the load cell or you can also suspend the item. These devices are commonly used in heavy industries, manufacturing plants, large-scale production floors, and stringent quality control environments for weight measurement.
Due to the importance of these devices on an industrial scale involving manufacturing, production, and quality control-based environments, it is very important that load cells are properly installed and that you keep their maintenance up-to-date. Another vital practice is that you keep your device properly and regularly calibrated. Calibration and legal verification are processes in which the load cell is loaded with known weights for control purposes.
You will be able to find many different types of load cells depending on your intended application and environment. At All Lifting we offer a variety of Load Cells and Crane Scales with a large range.
Load cells are often used in the lifting and rigging industry for measuring the accurate weight of an item to be lifted. This type of device is light weighted and built with robust construction, high accuracy, and a large digital display. We also offer a wireless load cell shackle which can be operated with remote control.
Load cells are fast becoming considerably more prevalent across a spectrum of businesses that aren't as reliant on very precise weight measurements, such as general logistics and freight computation. Load cell transducer technologies are naturally compatible with a wide range of other digital and computer-based communications technologies, allowing businesses of all sizes to make use of them.
Crane scales are an ideal way to weigh things that are either too huge or too heavy to fit on a standard platform type scale, especially in industrial settings where the load can be hanging on the latch hook, as shown in the image below.
These types of devices are often used in manufacturing plants, large-scale production floors, and strict quality control environments where these electronic load cells are widely acknowledged as the modern standard. One of the reasons that load cells are so important in modern commerce is that business profits also rely on precise weight measurements.
Adjustment and Calibration
A load cell is generally not only adjusted and calibrated at the factory, but also tested at the installation place to verify that it functions as it should on site. Calibration and legal verification are control processes that include loading the load cell with known weights. If a kilo is lying on the load cell, the stated weight should be precise as one kilo, not 857 Grams.
At All Lifting, we supply a range of Load cells that can assist you to weight your load accurately. Don’t Hesitate to contact us and one of our lifting specialists will be more than happy to help you.