3 Things to Know About Crane Scale Calibration

3 Things to Know About Crane Scale Calibration

#1. What is a Crane Scale?

Pic of Crane Scale Calibration


A crane scale is typically a load cell or a load link with strain gauges. Crane Scales typically have large openings in upper shackles and larger hooks on the bottom. Some have digital displays, and others have large displays for easy distant viewing.

#2. What is a Crane Scale Used for?

A Crane Scale is typically used for lift tests, suspended weighings, towing tension, cable tension, crane scale, hoist scale, and tensile testing systems

Crane Scales tend to be forgiving in fixture selection for calibration. Crane Scale accuracies are typically 0.1 % applied force ± 1 count or, for some manufacturers, 1 % of full scale.

#3. Proper Adapters to Calibrate Crane Scale?

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Crane Scale Calibration in a Morehouse Benchtop Calibrating Machine


Calibration of Crane Scales relies on using the appropriate adapters to keep the line of force-free from eccentric loads. Morehouse has a patented set of clevises and load pins designed to be used in several calibrating machines. Any force machine for crane scale calibration needs to have larger openings as crane scales are quite long.

Morehouse makes Universal Calibrating Machines that are long and wide enough to calibrate crane scales. Information on Morehouse machines can be found here.

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Morehouse Clevis Set for Crane Scale Calibration Patent (No. 11,078,052).


3 Things to Know About Crane Scale Calibration - Conclusion

I take great pride in our knowledgeable team at Morehouse, who continue to work with everyone, clarify complex topics, and provide tools such as free guidance documents, excel sheets, and products to help you make better force measurements. We want to make sure everyone understands how to calibrate a crane scale.

At Morehouse, we educate our customers and provide solutions to you. Most of these solutions are available for free to help you make better measurements and can be found here.

We have been in business for over a century and focus on being the most recognized name in the crane scale calibration business. That vision comes from educating our customers on what matters most and having the proper discussions relating to crane scale calibration so everyone understands the concepts.

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Everything we do, we believe in changing how people think about force and torque calibration. We challenge the "just calibrate it" mentality by educating our customers on what matters, what causes significant errors, and how to focus on reducing them. In addition, Morehouse makes simple-to-use calibration products.

We build excellent force equipment that is plumb, level, square, and rigid. Morehouse provides unparalleled calibration service with less than two-week lead times.

Want to watch the video on why use Morehouse for your load cell calibration? That can be found @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY4n4z3xGU&t=5s

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