Which Scale to get?

WHICH CRANE SCALE, HANGING SCALE OR DYNAMOMETER IS BEST FOR MY APPLICATION?

RON Crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers are used in a wide range of applications.  With such a wide range of crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers RCSS USA is sure we have one to fit your particular application.

Starting with the basic information such as what your application is, RCSS USA can build a custom crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer to fit your needs.  All of our RON crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers are custom built to your specifications.  You are completely in control when it comes to ordering the crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer that will best fit your needs.

Depending upon the capacity that you require will depend on whether you need a shackle type or hook type crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer.  If you are looking for a portable system that can be carried from site to site, RCSS USA recommends the shackle type crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers.  The RON product line of shackle crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers are the smallest in the world.  For instance a 50 ton crane scale or dynamometer only weighs less than 30 pounds compete with the load cell, digital display and carrying case!!!

The RON shackle crane scales & dynamometers are available in capacities from as small as a ½ ton up to 300 tons.  Crane scales & dynamometers up to 125 tons are provided with a Pelican carrying case allowing it to be very portable and can be taken from site to site very easily.  If portability is important, then the RON shackle type crane scales & dynamometers are for you.

If you don’t want to be bothered with wires getting in the way during your lifting applications, then the RON 2501 wireless crane scale & dynamometers are the one you are looking for.  Compared with other wireless crane scales & dynamometers in the industry this one beats them hands down.  The wireless RON 2501 crane scales & dynamometers have a range of approximately 300’ in normal line of site operating conditions and transmits on RF 433.92Mhz frequency, so they will not interfere with any of the other wireless devices that you have in the area.  The RON 2501 crane scale, hanging scales or dynamometers can have up to 15 of the wireless crane scales & dynamometers all operating in the same area at one time without any cross talking going on between the systems due to programming each one to transmit at a millisecond difference from each other.

RCSS USA’s latest advancement in the wireless crane scales & dynamometers is to be able to have multiple wireless load cells (up to 8) that all transmit to only ONE hand held digital wireless display!  The wireless display will allow you to see the weight of each individual load cells value and then at the press of a button see the total weight of all of the wireless load cells in the configuration!  You can turn on or off any of the wireless load cells that you don’t want to use.

High temperature environments are another problem for most crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers, but not for the wireless RON crane scales & dynamometers.  Heat melts wires and electronics.  With the RON wireless crane scales & dynamometers-no wires to melt.  With the options of the heat shields to surround the wireless load cell in the crane scale and a metal sheet to deflect the heat from the load cells electronics allow the RON 2501 wireless to be used in very high temperature environments.  To further protect the electronics from over exposure to the heat source there is a build in internal thermometer on the wireless load cell that will transmit a message to the wireless hand held digital display indicating that the load cell is reaching it’s maximum temperature level and needs to be pulled from the heat source for a short cool down period.

Other RON crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometer models are “wired” type systems that are available with either 1” or 2” digital LCD displays that can either be left attached to the load cells or removed and held in the users hand with an extension cable made to whatever length you need.  These are the RON 2125 or RON 2150 models.  There are many options that can be added to these systems which can be found on the “Products” page of this site.

Don’t need a lot of bells & whistles?  Then the RON 2000 crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer is the one you are looking for.  This is called RCSS USA’s “basic no frills” model as there are not a lot of options that can be added to these crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers.  Options on these models only included being able to have rechargeable batteries instead of the standard disposable AA batteries, which are good for up to 2,000 hours of continuous working time, IP67 special offshore sealed connectors on the extension cables to prevent water damage, IP68 special sealed load cell incase it “accidentally” gets dropped into a few feet of water for a few minutes.

Need to lift coils of steel and record the weights before or after the manufacturing process?  Then RCSS USA recommends the RON 3025 Mini Crane Weigher or the RON 3050 Crane Weigher crane scales or hanging scales.  These are perfect for production lines and small enough to be moved around from location to location in the plant.  The only difference between the 2 models is the size of the displays.  The RON 3025 Mini Crane Weigher hanging scale has a digital 1” display and the RON 3050 Crane Weigher hanging scale has a large digital 2” display that can be read from considerable distances.  These are available from a ½ ton capacity up to 10 tons and the heaviest (10 ton) is only 31 lbs., so you don’t need 2 men and a truck to move it around!

The RON crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers are also available without the shackles, which can be cumbersome to carry around as they weigh more than most of the RON crane scale shackle systems!  The RON hanging scales are equipped with a lifting eye or shackle already built into the load cell on the top of it and a shank hook or eye hook depending upon the capacity needed.  If your application is to install a crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer and leave it, then the RON hook crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer this the one you are looking for.

The RON crane scale, hanging scale & dynamometer hook type systems are available from as small as a ½ ton capacity up to 32 tons.  The largest, 32 ton, crane scale, hanging scale or dynamometer weighs approximately 110 lbs., so you can see why it’s not as portable as the shackle type crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers.

Standard features of all of our RON crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers include the following:

  • Accuracy of 0.1% of full scale + 1 resolution step.
  • 2 Level overload state (1 at 95% of capacity and 110% of capacity)
  • Calibration certificate traceable to NIST
  • Low battery warning
  • Max Value (peak hold)
  • Measuring units-available in lbs, kgs, metric tons, short tons
  • Proof load tested to 200% of capacity (up to 400 tons)
  • Programming instructions
  • Safety factor of 5:1
  • Sleep state
  • System can be calibrated by user with known weight
  • Tare state (gross or net)
  • Temperature range -15F to +175F (Wireless indicator -4F to +158F)
  • Weather proof NEMA 4, IP65
  • Zero

Disposable AA batteries for up to 2,000 hours of continuous working time (1,500 hours in the wireless crane scales, hanging scales or dynamometers.  Adding options will decrease the battery life.

There are many options available for the RON crane scales, hanging scales & dynamometers, which can be found on each of the RCSS USA products pages.

The RCSS USA product pages will also give you the dimensions of the load cells for each crane scale, hanging scale and dynamometer.