Tips in Selecting a Floor Scale for Industrial Applications

Posted by on March 27, 2019 in News Flash with 0 Comments

One of the most common types of an industrial scale used today is a floor scale. It is used to measure and weigh massive and heavy objects in kilos or tonnes and it operates on the floor level. Examples of floor scales include platform scales, pallet beams, and pallet scales. Floor scales come into use when other common types of industrial scales are not suitable, as you will often find floor scales used in warehouses, factories, and shipyards.

Why choose a floor scale?

Some of the notable benefits a floor scale over other types of scales are:

  • Higher capacity and larger floor pans compared with different varieties of weight scales.
  • Can lie perfectly flat on the floor and may be stored under pallets or a storage container when there is limited space.
  • These scales are highly versatile and may be combined with a variety of accessories such as cages, crushes, and supports for weighing anything from small car parts to livestock.
  • The solid construction can withstand harsh conditions in warehouses and factories.

Floor scales are ideal for many industrial applications because of the simple design and function.

How do floor scales work?

The working principle of industrial floor scales is no different than any other type of scale. Digitally operated floor scales require that the user assign the required weighing unit, customised to the requirement of the application. In weighing objects in large quantities, some floor scales have additional features such as parts counting.

Since floor scales are usually large, they need to be placed in areas with enough space to maneuver bulky items safely. Although floor scales are big, these are generally portable and easy to store when no longer in use.

Tips in choosing the right floor scale

The size of the floor scale is the first consideration when selecting a scale to buy, as it needs to be big enough to weight crates and containers of varying sizes. The next characteristic to consider is the capacity of the scale, since it needs to have all the required applications and ability needed for the application. If needed, look for a weighing scale that can perform parts counting. Dynamic weighing capacity is necessary if it will be used for weighing livestock and other live animals.

The next consideration is the location of the scale. Most floor scales need to be put in spacious areas where there are no obstructions. Lastly, think about whether or not you will need multiple floor scales to get the best results. Floor scales usually measure in larger increments, but if required for the application, you may also need a scale that can weigh in smaller increments. This is typically the case with suppliers that cater to retail and wholesale customers.

Having multiple types of weight scales on hand is usually the best practice even in most industrial settings. Having to find a different kind of weighing scale on short notice is not an efficient use of time. With different weight scales available for various capacities and needs, it is easier to get the job done.

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