Floor scales are used in many industries, including agriculture, mining and transportation. There are many different types of floor scales, so deciding which one suits your needs is essential. Here are some types of floor scales and how they work.
Basic floor scales are large flat squares that can weigh materials between 1,000 and 20,000 pounds. They’re typically made from mild or stainless steel and have either a smooth or checker plate. Low-profile floor scales sit close to the ground, making moving items on and off the weighing platform easy. The weighing platform is off the ground, so you still need a ramp for pallet jack access, but the ramp has much less of a grade. Lift scales allow you to clean underneath the weighing platform. The platform is attached to the scale with gas struts, so you can raise it manually. These scales can be made of stainless steel for heavy washdowns. Consequently, lift scales are excellent for the food and health care industries, where hygiene is essential. Portable floor scales have caster wheels, so you can move the scale wherever needed and easily stow it away when it’s not in use. The scale also has ramps that fold in the middle, so you can tuck them away while moving the scale. Coil scales are heavy-duty industrial scales that measure items such as steel coils which can weigh more than 60,000 pounds. They’re bolted to the ground and come with cradles to keep the coils from rolling off. Floor scale sales and rental in Alberta At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we sell customized floor scales to suit any industry. Our team of technicians can install your floor scale above or below ground, depending on your needs. We also provide floor-scale rentals. Contact us today to request a quote.