# How do you calculate counterbalance weight?

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Using the

**equation**, _F_{e}× d_{e}= F_{l}× d_{l}, the torque for the**weight**, or effort force, is then 2,000 pounds times 50 feet, or 100,000 pound-feet for the**weight**. The**counterbalance weight**, or load force, is then, 100,000 pound-feet divided by 20 feet, or 5,000 pounds.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you calculate counterweight load?

The **load** required by the **counterweights** is determined by dividing the resisting force by the distance on the beam from the centre of **counterweights** to the fulcrum (L).

**counterweight**is a weight that, by exerting an opposite force, provides balance and stability of a mechanical system. Its purpose is to make lifting the load more efficient, which saves energy and is less taxing on the lifting machine. The objects are then said to be in counterbalance.

Beside above, how heavy is a crane counterweight?

**Counterweights** - 20 tons (16.3 metric tons) The closer the load is positioned to the mast (center of rotation), the more **weight** the **crane** can lift safely.

A practical way to **calculate** the magnitude of the **torque** is to first determine the lever arm and then multiply it times the applied force. The lever arm is the perpendicular distance from the axis of rotation to the line of action of the force. and the magnitude of the **torque** is τ = N m.