What is a crane scale?
A crane scale is a heavy duty scale used for suspension weighing of large, heavy items. Using crane scales means you can save floor space, and weigh awkwardly shaped items relatively easily. Crane scales are often used to weigh items to ensure they do not overload a crane or other lifting device as well as providing a weight for the item to the user.
What are the advantages of a crane scale?
High capacity weighing: Crane scales are available with very high capacities. For example, the Marsden OCS-Z Crane Scale is available with a capacity of 20000kg.
Awkwardly shaped items can be weighed: Sometimes, it is not possible to weigh an awkwardly-shaped item on a platform scale – it is easier to suspend the item to weigh it.
Floor space is saved: Platform scales are ideal for weighing large, heavy items – but they take up floor space. A crane scale does not. It can be left in situ when not in use, without being in the way of warehouse traffic like fork trucks and operatives.
Time and labour costs could be saved: Crane scales, particularly smaller, lightweight ones, are more portable than platform scales. Therefore it is easier to move scale to the item to be weighed rather than the other way around.
Time and labour costs could be saved: Crane scales, particularly smaller, lightweight ones, are more portable than platform scales. Therefore it is easier to move the scale to the item to be weighed rather than the other way around. Crane scales are battery operated and some come with a remote control for safe operation from a distance.
Why should I choose a crane scale from Marsden?
Marsden crane scales are accurate, robust and available with capacities from 30kg to 20 tonnes. They’re affordably priced, too.
Benefits of Marsden crane scales include infra-red remote control for safe operation, Hold and Tare, and overload warning system. Each crane scale is provided with a Proof of Load Test certificate.
Each of our crane scales can be ordered with next day UK delivery. Click on the images to find out more or call the Marsden team on 01709 364296.