3 Advantages of Hanging / Crane Scales

3 Advantages of Hanging / Crane Scales

Hanging scales are extremely versatile, and are ideal for many different applications, from weighing fish or luggage to food or mail bags.

Instead of a weighing pan or platform, hanging scales suspend and weigh the load with a hook. The scale itself can be held by hand or hung on another apparatus to support the weight. Crane scales are another type of hanging scales that are used to weigh heavier items, and these are usually suspended from cranes or other machinery.

Hanging scales come in a wide range of capacity, from 30kg all the way up to 10 tonnes. Depending on your requirements and budget, it is safe to say that there is a hanging scale suitable for all kinds of weighing needs.

For those considering investing in a digital hanging scale, here are the top three advantages of using hanging scales:

Compact and easy to use

Unlike platform scales or other high capacity floor scales, hanging scales do not take much space at all. Its compact size allows it to be used in smaller spaces, and makes it easy to store too. Hanging scales are also convenient to move around, so you can take it to the warehouse where the goods are, instead of having to move the goods to be weighed. This reduces risk of damage and accidents.

Weigh awkwardly shaped goods

Not all items come in standard sizes and shapes that can fit on platform scales perfectly. For other non-standard items, use a hanging scale. All you need to do is ensure that the item has a handle or something secure for the hanging scale’s hook to hold on to.

Better safety

Hanging scales and crane scales are especially useful in larger industrial weighing applications. Usually placed on a mechanised crane, these scales can lift and weigh heavy or bulky items at the same time. This reduces risk of accidents, as operators and workers do not need to carry the items to place them on a weighing platform.

Top Quality Hanging Scales and Crane Scales in Australia

Anyscales offers a wide range of digital hanging scales with varying capacities to suit all applications:
 
Anyscales Hanging Scale - 150kg
 
Anyscales Hanging Scale - 150kg
The OCSL is a mini type low cost hanging scale that provides accurate and reliable weight measurements. It has a die-casting aluminium enclosure, and comes standard with a stainless steel shackle and a stainless steel hook. With a 150kg capacity, it is suitable for all kinds of hobbies as well as in commercial and industrial weight measurement applications.

 
Anyscales Hanging Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl - 30kg

 

Anyscales Hanging Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl - 30kg
The OCS-SP-L digital hanging scale that has a capacity of 30kg with 10g increments. It comes with a stainless steel bowl and a safety hook to prevent the bowl from getting dislodged. Other features include: a large, bright LED display for easy viewing, remote control for Zero, Tare and Turning Off functions, and internal rechargeable battery.
 

Anyscales OCS-B Crane Scale
 

Anyscales OCS-B Crane Scale
The OCS-B is a highly accurate general purpose digital crane scale. Available in 3t and 5t capacity, it is ideal for medium capacity loads. The scale comes with an eye link on top and a safety hook on the bottom, featuring a swivel hook. The OCS-B is powered by internal rechargeable battery, and has an easy-to-read 38mm LED display, Tare function, and a remote control.
 
Anyscales OCS-A Crane Scale
 
Anyscales OCS-A Crane Scale
THe OCS-A is a general purpose crane scale with a capacity of up to 10 tonnes, perfect for lifting and weighing heavy, bulky loads. It comes with a heavy duty bow shackle on the top, and a heavy duty eye safety hook on the bottom. The OCS-A has a swing hook only, not a swivel. Other features include a clear 30mm LED display, rechargeable battery, and a remote control.

View our complete selection of hanging scales and crane scales, or contact our team directly to find out more about using hanging scales for your business. Call 1300 738 705 or email [email protected]