Crane Scales and Tension Load Cells
A crane scale typically utilizes an S-type load cell or a tension link load cell, depending on the capacity, and has an integrated display and a hook on the bottom. Tension link load cells have eyes on either end that are typically built to match commercially available shackles. Tension link load cells can have a cable that connects to a digital indicator or can be wireless for applications where a cable could be in the way or damaged easily.
Load Cell Central offers a number of crane scales suitable for use in construction and other industrial applications. For low- and medium-duty applications, our CSM series can handle capacities between 220 and 44,000 lbs. Portable, rechargeable and perfect for budget applications, the CSM3 and CSM4 crane scales provide excellent dynamic weighing performance in a variety of working conditions.
Crane Load Cells
For heavy-duty weighing and lifting applications, the WL-CTL2 wireless crane scale/tension link load cell and DCL10 tension link load cell/crane scale provide unparalleled performance in harsh environments. Our standard crane load cells are capable of handling loads up to 200,000 lbs. We can also custom build higher-capacity industrial weighing products tailored to your needs. Browse our collection of crane load cells, scales and tension links below or contact our team directly to inquire about custom orders.
Crane Scale & Tension Link Selection
The WL-CTL2 wireless tension link load cell is ideal for weighing and lifting applications such as with cranes, hoists, and winching, that may not lend themselves to standard cabled load cells--- where the cable could get damaged or where it may not be safe to be close to the load cell during a lift.
The CSM3 crane scale is designed for low capacity industrial applications such as under hook-crane load weighing and material testing. The bright 0.9" backlit LCD display provides easy indoor or outdoor reading of weights.
The CSM4 crane scale is designed for medium capacity industrial applications such as under-hook crane load weighing and material testing. The bright 1.2" LED display provides easy indoor or outdoor reading of weights.
Load Cell Central's UWTL Series underwater load cells are built to order. Typical applications include marine towing, oilfield, salvage, construction, and mooring load monitoring.
Load Cell Central's versatile LCC-DCL10 Tension Link load cell is designed for use in harsh environments. Employed in a wide variety of lift tests, towing tension, cable tension, crane scale, hoist scale, and tensile testing systems, the DCL10's rugged and convenient link design has lent itself to a never-ending list of applications.
The DLWS load cell is designed to clamp onto a static cable / wire rope allowing for a simple way of detecting overload conditions on a crane, hoist, or winch. Optional electronics can be used to provide relay ouptuts to shut down the lifting operation or sound an audible alarm or light.