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5 things you need to know about industrial floor scales
Industrial floor scales come in all shapes and sizes, but they do have some common features that are important when making a purchasing decision. What are its load cell capabilities? Is there a warranty? And what about shock-loading? Here are some handy hints about industrial floor scales.

Digital display
Blurry or unreadable displays can be frustrating, annoying, and more importantly, time wasting. There are a few simple checks you can go through before buying. This includes: Is the cover made of glass or plastic? Glass is easier to clean; does it scratch easy? Plastic can scratch easily; and are the numbers easy to see/read? When it comes to the kind of casing for the display, it’s best to have a stainless-steel, water-tight enclosure as it protects the edges from rust and also stops condensation.

Load cells
Designated as the brains of the scale, ignore the type of load cell at your peril. These are usually the most expensive part of your weighing solution. If you’re in the market for an industrial weigh scale and the price seems too good to be true, chances are the manufacturer has put in cheap load cells.

Shock loading
Shock loading is something that needs to be avoided at all costs because it can lead to a critical failure of your equipment. This happens when users overload the system with materials thus damaging it. Whether this is critical will depend on how accurate you need your scale to be for your purposes – the smaller the weight, the more accurate it needs to be for weighing.

Load cell cables
If you were to turn the scale upside down you would see that there are load cell cables in place. As the name suggests, load cell cables are connected to the load cell, so it is imperative that their integrity is kept intact and protected so you can get the most precise reading possible. Some weighing systems may use plastic cabling, however steel braided cables are preferable because they last longer and are also stronger.

Warranty
Investing in plant-ready floor weighing scales doesn’t come cheap, so it’s well worth looking into warranties. Most scales come with a standard five-year warranty, but make sure you go through the policy and look for exclusions. These are the type of things that could end up costing you in the long run.
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Interface Load Cells, torque transducers and instrumentation
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Gross Weighers are designed to be simple and effective with a minimum amount of power supply and simple adjustment of feed gate.
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Retail labelling and weighing machines
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The most correct and precise weighing equipment with high capability label printing scales, best for retail and commercial environments.
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Weight Indicators
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2000 Series Weigh Controllers and Indicators are compact in design and depending on the type of product, have 6 to 8 digit LED displays
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Compuload 3000-Easy and automatic weighing
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Instant Weighing offer a range of Front End Loader Scales ideal for use with forklifts or small loader use.
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Load Manager Truck Weighing System
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View Net load, Gross weight or Axle group loadings with a push of a button with Load Managers from Instant Weighing.
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Standard single idler Belt Weigher
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Belt weighers and weigh feeders are important for process control and accurate weighing. Choose from various customised widths and graphics displays
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Instrotech Calog load cell display
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Choose from eight models in this range of Weighing Amplifiers, Displays and Transmitters
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PFA221 Floor Scales
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Heavy Duty floor scale range PFA220 floor scale, 4100 floor scale, 2158 floor scale, PFA221 floor scale
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Mitutoyo precision machine tools and measuring equipment
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Machining Tools and Precision Measuring Equipment include Chucks, Clamps, Gauges and Callipers from M.T.I. Qualos
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RLC ring torsion, low profile fully welded stainless steel load cell
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Instrotech has a wide range of load cells and mounting hardware from Revere and Zemic including high-temperature, compression and universal load cells.
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User-friendly Compuload 3000MkII for precision accumulative totals
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Compuload 3000MkII, Compuload 4000
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Weighbridges, Axle Weighbridges and Weighbridge Servicing from Accuweigh
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Weighbridges from Accuweigh are available in a number of configurations including portable, dual dec
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Weigh Belt Conveyor enclosed cantilevered
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Weigh Belt Conveyors provide continuous operation and require only minimal headroom
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Vessel weighers
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Bagging machines, bag lines and filling systems from Budpack / Accuweigh
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Weighbridge Software solutions
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Dwyer Instruments
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AMS Instrumentation and Calibration
AMS Instrumentation and Calibration supply Industrial Instrumentation and Calibration Equipment to all industries. The product range includes Flow, Level and Pressure Meters, Sensors, Panel Instrumentation and Calibration Hardware and Software. AMS Instrumentation ...
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MeasureX Pty Ltd
MeasureX specializes in providing standard and customized high-quality test and measurement solutions at a reasonable price. We offer a wide range of OEM and customized solutions for measurement of pressure, level, load, displacement and angle. With ...
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CGB Precision Products
CGB Precision Products is a specialist supplier of super precision ball bearings and related components. They are the Australian representatives for top brands such as Barden, FAG, Kaydon & Gamet, Kamatics, Heim, FLURO, PIC Design and Greene Tweed - ...
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Bestech Australia
Bestech Australia provides the latest in measurement and control technology to the Australian and NZ market. Bestech Australia are focused to meet the instrumentation needs of customers in: Research and Education, Automotive, Metal Industry, ...
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Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd
Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd market a comprehensive range of materials handling and lifting equipment. Their range includes Jib Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorail Cranes, Hoists and Winches, Forklift Attachments. 
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On Board Truck Scales
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Hylec Controls specialise in material, dynamic and multi channel testing equipment, servo-actuators and systems, electric and hydraulic shakers, package testing, environmental chambers and production leak testing.
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