Industrial Scales

Weigh the advantages of different industrial scales

Industrial scales come in many shapes and models, from an industrial bench scale or an industrial platform scale, all the way to a crane scale or conveyer scale. The type of scale you choose will depend completely on the job you need to complete and the size of the item you need to weigh. However, keep in mind that anything labeled "industrial" is probably designed to hold some large quantities.

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There are many different reasons that you may need scales. Many industries require regular use of them, particularly the food industry and the manufacturing industry. These industries require accuracy in their weights, since this can affect price as well as other specs.

Industrial Size

Industrial scales generally deal with large weights, and can handle anything from the largest amounts, such as vehicle and machine parts, to lesser amounts, such as large animal weights. Since the most important aspect of an industrial scale is its accuracy, most of these scales will be electronic in order to reduce the effect of human error on the measurements. The most elaborate industrial scales can be combined with other machinery and programmable instruments, such as access stations and security alarms.

Conveyer Scale

Conveyer scales can be installed directly on your conveyer belt, making them an easy addition to any manufacturing or shipping logistics chain. The conveyer belt doesn't even have to stop for the scale to work accurately!

Crane Scale

Crane scales come in a variety of sizes so that you can customize your scale to the job you're working. Smaller crane scales, vital to many companies' production and shipping operations, are sometimes also called hook scales, and can simply be hooked onto a small crane or hoist in order to hang items from the hook for weighing.

When choosing a crane scale, the main thing you need to consider is the space you have to work with. Low-headroom scales are available to accommodate areas with tighter spaces. You can also choose different modes of display, including digital, electronic or manual. These displays also affect how much space is needed to use the scale.