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How to use crane scales

How to use crane scales

Though platform scales and pallet truck scales are suitable for a great amount of heavy duty industrial weighing - sometimes they are not the most appropriate solution. Which is where crane scales come in.

Crane scales are used to weigh objects suspended from a fixed position.

Crane scales are equipped to deal with large industrial weighing applications. Marsden crane scales are capable of weighing up to 20,000kg.

By using a crane scale you can ensure that your goods are measured accurately to ensure your vehicles are not overloaded. But how are they used? This blog post explains.

Why should I choose a crane scale?

When choosing an industrial weighing scale it’s important to consider these 7 steps. It is vitally important to make sure the crane fits the scale.

Crane scales are perfect for weighing heavy goods. The Marsden OCS-Z can weigh items up to 20 tonnes in weight - which is greater than almost any off-the-shelf Marsden industrial scale. Crane scales may also be better suited to weighing goods which are an awkward shape - sometimes platform scales are not suitable for this use, and it is easier to suspend the weight.

Unlike platform scales, crane scales do not take up floor space. As it can be left in situ when not in use it does not disrupt day-to-day warehouse operations.

Potentially crane scales can also save labour costs and time. Small crane scales are built for portability, so the scale can be taken to the item, rather than taking the item to the scale. Further the remote control feature means the scale can be operated from a distance.

Ultimately, there are a lot of advantages to using crane scales, which is why they're so popular in the industrial setting.

Which crane scale do you need?

You can browse Marsden’s crane scale range here.

Marsden OCS-L: This crane scale is widely used for weighing ingredients. The 30kg version has fine graduations to 10g for pinpoint weighing. Capacities to 300kg are also available.

Marsden OCS-S1: This crane scale is lightweight and suitable for weighing items to 1000kg. The OCS-S1 is battery powered, with 4x AA batteries powering 120 hours’ use.

Marsden OCS-X: This scale’s maximum capacity of 5000kg makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications. It features a bright red LED display for easy weight readings.

Marsden OCS-Z: This is Marsden’s highest capacity crane scale with capacities to 20 tonnes. It has a large, bright red LED display which is clearly visible from long distances. It benefits from a long life rechargeable battery with over 120 hours’ use.

How to use your crane scale

To use your crane scale follow these simple steps:

Step 1

The object being weighed must have a secure handle or attachment for lifting. Ensure that your object fits this description or that provisions are made so that the item is suitable for weighing via crane scale.

Step 2

The object should be placed on a flat surface. Using the hook on the scale it can be connected securely to the item being weighed.

Step 3

Lift the object using the crane controls.

Step 4

Use the remote control to operate the scale’s display and track the weight.

Step 5

Once you have finished weighing, the crane scale will automatically power-off to save battery life.

For more information on how to use your crane scale, call us on 01709 364296 or contact us here.