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Hanging Scales for Industrial Suspension Weighing

Hanging scales and crane scales are heavy duty industrial scales commonly used either by hand or suspended from a fixed position.

Hanging scales are highly versatile scales and can be used for a range of weighing applications including the weighing mail bags in packing and distribution warehouses, for accurately weighing fish caught recreationally, as well as weighing feed sacks or fertiliser bags for agriculture and animal care.

Types of hanging scale include digital crane scales that offer large weighing capacities up to 10 tonnes for weighing cargo and shipping containers, and mechanical hand held scales that are typically lower in capacity and price for weighing small objects such as tote bags and feed sacks.

Note: As with all industrial weighing applications, the user is responsible for ensuring the scale is operated safely throughout weighing operations. It is important that users fully comply with Safe Working Load (SWL) criteria and should only use these scales for carrying out suspended weighing operations under the stated weight limit. Neither Inscale nor the manufacturer can be responsible for accidents or incidents caused as a result of the improper use of these scales.

If require any help choosing the best hanging scale for you or require more information about the types of hanging scale we offer then please contact us - we are happy to recommend a scale to suit your needs.

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    £164.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £195.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    50kg to 300kg
    Readability Range
    10g to 50g

    Adam Equipment's SHS heavy-duty crane scales for measuring suspended loads. These scales feature sturdy, poly-carbonate housing and a rotating chrome-plated steel hook and swivel shackle to help the operator easily handle heavy loads up to 300kg in factories, warehouses and industrial-based environments. The remote control enables operation from a safe location, and the LED is highly visible from a distance.

    Practical, low-cost crane scale for low-mid range weighing applications. Ideal for weighing packages and boxes in warehouses or commercial fishing nets on fishing vessels.

  2. From: £63.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £75.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    10g to 2500g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 20g

    A precise and handy Spring Balance, the 281 is made from a durable anodised aluminium tube offering accurate and reliable readings as manufactured by a Precision Swiss company.

  3. From: £91.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £120.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    0.02g to 200kg
    Readability Range
    50g to 0.5kg

    The HCN is a robust hanging scale for the suspended weighing of small loads including animal feed sacks, fertiliser bags and small crates. Includes a second display on the rear side of the construction, snap link in stainless steel and protective security lid.

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    From: £445.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £550.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    1000kg to 10000kg
    Readability Range
    0.2kg to 2kg

    Adam Equipment's highest capacity crane scale for suspended weighing of shipping containers, machinery and commercial shipping nets up to 10,000kg. The IHS heavy-duty industrial crane scale is ideal for most industrial environments including warehouses, factories, ports and construction sites.

    Adam Equipment's highest capacity crane scale with up to 10,000kg. Perfect for weighing heavy shipping containers in shipyards and large transport and logistics operations.

  5. From: £280.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £345.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    500kg to 2000kg
    Readability Range
    100g to 0.5kg

    Adam Equipment's LHS digital crane scale features cast aluminium magnesium housing and a rotating chrome-plated steel hook and swivel shackle to help the operator easily manoeuvre loads up to 2000kg. This top-quality suspension scale includes remote control operation from a safe location and a vibrant LED display that is highly visible from a distance.

    Mid-range industrial crane scale suitable for weighing machinery and pallets in manufacturing/ engineering operations and for weighing oversized building materials on construction sites.

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    From: £52.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £60.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    15kg to 50kg
    Readability Range
    20g to 100g

    Convenient and handy, the CH is a low-capacity, low-cost hanging scale. Ideal for suspended weighing of sacks of animal feed and grain, bags of fertiliser, and tote bags of produce. Built-in peak hold function allows the the CH to measure the draw weight of bows in archery.

    Ideal archery or bow scales with peak hold function for measuring bow draw weight in archery clubs.

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    From: £64.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £85.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    20kg to 200kg
    Readability Range
    10g to 0.5kg

    The HCB hanging scale from Kern is simple to use for the suspended weighing of small loads and is frequently used for weighing fish, game, bicycle components and suitcases. It has a simple 3 button operation and easy to read LCD display.

    Low-cost hanging crane scale with Kilogram and Newton weighing units. Ideal for weighing luggage, fish, game, animal feed and fertiliser.

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Q: What is the difference between a hanging scale and a crane scale?

A: Whilst a hanging scale and crane scale are similar in principle, hanging scales typically offer lower weight capacities and are more suited for the suspended weighing of produce, meat and bags of feed.

Crane scales are tough, heavy-duty scales that feature much higher weight capacities than the standard hanging scale. These scales come with remote control in order to lift and weigh large, oversized objects such as containers, crates and machinery safely.

Q: When would I use a hanging scale?

A: Hanging scales are highly versatile scales that can be used within a wide variety of industries and weighing applications, including agriculture, food and recreational sport:

In agriculture, hand-held scales are used to weigh animal feed bags and fertilisers to ensure that each bag has the optimum amount for supporting plant and animal growth, as well as to reduce product waste.

In the food industry, hanging scales are relied upon for suspended weighing of fruit and vegetables on markets and in grocery stores.

Certain types of hanging scale can also be used in recreational fishing. it is possible to weigh a caught fish by attaching the scale hook under the fish's gill plate, this will allow the fish to be weighed safely and securely.

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