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Crane Scales

A crane scale is a type of industrial scale that is used to weigh heavy objects. It consists of a crane-like device with a platform or hook at the end, which is used to suspend the object being weighed. The platform is connected to a digital display, which shows the weight of the object. 

Safety

American Scale's crane scales are the perfect solution for weighing large and heavy loads safely and accurately.

Efficiency

Our crane scales are designed to increase your efficiency, accuracy, and productivity while streamlining your operations.

CNS Crane Scale

The CNS Crane Scale is a waterproof, remote-controlled triple range scale powered by an internal rechargeable battery for up to 60 hours.

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MSI-4260 Port-A-Weigh Crane Scale

After three decades of production, added advancements, and thousands of worldwide installations, the next generation Port-A-Weigh embedded with ScaleCore technology continues to reign as the industry standard.

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Crane Scale FAQs

Crane scales are weighing systems that are designed to be suspended from a crane or other lifting device to weigh heavy objects. They are commonly used in industries such as construction, shipping, and manufacturing.

Crane scales typically consist of a load cell, which measures the weight of the object, and a display or readout unit, which displays the weight measurement. The scale is suspended from a crane or other lifting device using a hook or other attachment, and the weight of the object is displayed on the readout unit.

​​Apart from total capacity, there are various specifications to consider when selecting a crane scale. These include adjustable units of measure, power supply, load stabilization/settling adjustment, remote operation and display, WiFi capability, overload thresholds, safety certifications, display size, and fastening system.

Yes, many crane scales are designed to be used in outdoor environments and are built to withstand exposure to the elements. However, it is important to check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure that the scale is suitable for outdoor use and to take appropriate measures to protect the scale from damage due to weather or other environmental factors.

To calibrate your crane scale, you will typically need a set of certified calibration weights that are traceable to a national or international standard. You can then follow the manufacturer’s instructions for calibrating the scale, which may involve adjusting the calibration settings or performing a zero calibration. It is important to calibrate your crane scale regularly to ensure accurate measurements.

Yes, some crane scales are designed for dynamic weighing, which means they can measure the weight of an object while it is in motion. This can be useful for applications such as weighing moving vehicles or containers. However, it is important to ensure that the scale is properly calibrated and that the weight of the object is within the acceptable range for accurate weighing.

The load capacity of crane scales varies from a few pounds to over 100 tons, with size, weight, construction, and cost increasing with capacity. It is essential to articulate your use case and seek assistance from a reputable vendor like American Scale to select an appropriate model.

What Our Customers Say

"The service from American Scale is always excellent - punctual and professional employees who perform their jobs very well. We are very satisfied with the entire American Scale organization."
Brian Gregory
Brown Forman Distilleries
"I received a call from a gentleman at Conway Freight regarding your service at Conway in Louisville.  Apparently he was extremely impressed with the service, repairs and installations American Scale completed at the terminal.  During the years we have been doing national service, this is the first time one of the national accounts has called specifically to compliment a dealer.  He has never walked into a terminal and not called me with some issue that needs to be fixed.  He said a couple times over there was not one little thing wrong with the scales that he could find. I want to thank your for everything you have done to present because American Scale represents Rice Lake and you have made both companies look great!  The gentleman who called is also the person who controls the reweighs and scale purchases for Conway corporate.  With that said, he was impressed!"
Chris Olsen
National Accounts Service Manager, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
"American Scale's technicians are the best I've ever seen. They never stopped working, never goofed off and were very knowledgeable and could answer every question I asked."
Karen Gramm
Regional Manager, ABF Freight
"The service from American Scale is always excellent - punctual and professional employees who perform their jobs very well. We are very satisfied with the entire American Scale organization."
Brian Gregory
Brown Forman Distilleries
"I received a call from a gentleman at Conway Freight regarding your service at Conway in Louisville.  Apparently he was extremely impressed with the service, repairs and installations American Scale completed at the terminal.  During the years we have been doing national service, this is the first time one of the national accounts has called specifically to compliment a dealer.  He has never walked into a terminal and not called me with some issue that needs to be fixed.  He said a couple times over there was not one little thing wrong with the scales that he could find. I want to thank your for everything you have done to present because American Scale represents Rice Lake and you have made both companies look great!  The gentleman who called is also the person who controls the reweighs and scale purchases for Conway corporate.  With that said, he was impressed!"
Chris Olsen
National Accounts Service Manager, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
"American Scale's technicians are the best I've ever seen. They never stopped working, never goofed off and were very knowledgeable and could answer every question I asked."
Karen Gramm
Regional Manager, ABF Freight

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