4 Types of Industrial Floor Scales
Manufacturers, shipping companies, farmers, retailers and warehouse operations all need floor scales. Indeed, these industrial-strength pieces of equipment can provide indispensable data for your business. Which one is right for you? Here are four types to consider.
- Basic floor scales
These scales are simple flat square devices that rest on the floor. They’re usually 3 ’x 3’ or 5’ x 5’ and have a weighing capacity of 1,000 to 20,000 pounds. They sit a few inches off the floor, so you’ll need ramps if you’re loading your scale with a pallet jack. Professional technicians can also install them below ground to make the scale bed flush with the floor. They also come in low-profile versions with beds much closer to the ground. These are consequently easier to access.
- Portable floor scales
Take a low-profile basic floor scale, add some caster wheels and you have a portable floor scale. These devices are convenient because they can be stored out of the way. Many models come with forklift frames so you can easily transport them.
- Lifting floor scales
These scales have hydraulic lifting mechanisms to lift the scale bed off the floor. The design is excellent for industries where you need frequent cleaning. Again, you’ll probably need ramps for better access.
U-Scales are designed so that you can use a pallet jack or forklift and steer right into the middle of the scale, set it down, weight it and then lift it up again. They save space but have a limited capacity of 5,000 pounds.
Accessories and parts
Floor scales are versatile. You can combine them with a variety of accessories and parts. Customize your floor scale with an animal cage or cargo container. T-belts keep debris and snow out of your scale and remote displays are a convenient feature for many types of operations.
Floor scales in Alberta
At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we provide comprehensive scale products and services. Furthermore, we’re Measurement Canada sanctioned to sell and maintain scales for legal trade.
This means our technicians can inspect and maintain your floor scale to ensure it meets all government and regulatory codes. Our commercial and industrial floor scales and associated services are available to clients in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Swift Current and surrounding areas. Contact us today to get a free quote, book a service call or learn more.