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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.
Interface Load Cells, torque transducers and instrumentation
AMS Instrumentation and Calibration
The Interface Load Cells are notable for their accuracy and durability, complying to all industry standards
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Measure various force and load capacities
Bestech Australia
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Standard single idler Belt Weigher
Active Weighing Solutions
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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Compression Load Cells
PT Limited
The S type load cells are perfect for a range of applications including testing of materials and mechanical scale conversions.
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Weigh Belt Conveyor enclosed cantilevered
Active Weighing Solutions
Weigh Belt Conveyors provide continuous operation and require only minimal headroom
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NMI Approved In Line Dimensioning and Catchweighing Solutions
SCACO
Measurement information systems provide information and the equipment to accurately measure all types of products and product containers
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Nexen Air Champ Clutches and Brakes
Norman G Clark
Stockists of a full range of diesel and industrial products such as clutches and brakes, all of which are of sturdy and long wearing
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Aluminium gas cylinder store
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Weighing Instruments, Scales, Scientific Scales
A&D Australasia Pty Ltd
A&D Australasia's range of scientific balances and scales are reliable and suitable for various laboratory requirements
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Load Measurement Range of 0.1 to 20kN
MeasureX Pty Ltd
Suitable for compression load measurement
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Advanced automation Vickers Hardness Tester Tukon 2500 K/V for in depth analysis and reporting
Hylec Controls
High performance Hardness Testers with advanced technology to ensure accurate results.
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PFA221 Floor Scales
Mettler Toledo
Heavy Duty floor scale range PFA220 floor scale, 4100 floor scale, 2158 floor scale, PFA221 floor scale
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Retail labelling and weighing machines
Ishida Weighing & Packaging Systems (Heat and Control)
The most correct and precise weighing equipment with high capability label printing scales, best for retail and commercial environments.
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Safe and Reliable Specialty Automation and Control Systems
Heastern Industries
Specialty automation and control systems include industrial automation, process control, test & measurement, biomedical equipment & more.
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Ultrahawke Weighbridges and Axle Scales
Ultrahawke Weighbridges
Weighbridges and Axle Scales suit a range of applications: in or above ground, metal or concre
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7560 Weighbridge
Mettler Toledo
Accurate and reliable weighbridges Weighbridge systems designed to be the most innovative, accurate and reliable of their kind Durable weighbridges.
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 Terminal PCS: Self-service weighing management software on weighbridges
PRECIA MOLEN
Terminal PCS is weighting management software compatible on a PC microcomputer.
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QWM Shipping container weighers
QWM
Shipping container weighers designed for heavy duty applications
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SW Series "Super Washdown" IP69K Scale
A&D Australasia Pty Ltd
SW Series washdown scales from A&D Australasia withstands damp environments, designed to withstand heavy duty, high pressure cleaning applications
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Pivoted weigh screw feeders and conveyors
Active Weighing Solutions
Custom made pivoted weigh screw conveyors for accurate industrial weighing
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Dwyer Instruments
Dwyer Instruments are a leading manufacturer in the controls and instrumentation industry, they continue to grow and serve major markets including, but not limited to HVAC, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Wastewater and Pollution ...
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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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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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Paxon Packaging supply economy and high speed automated packaging machines including multihead weighers, vertical form fill and seal, flow wrapping machines and automated lines, modified atmosphere packaging for trays (tray sealers), thermoforming ...
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WAMGROUP manufactures and supplies a comprehensive product range including equipment for Bulk Material Handling, Dust Filtration, Waste Water, Mixing and Vibration Technology. Strongly focused on the requirements of the market, WAMGROUP aims to produce ...
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Trade and non-trade digital scales for forklifts and loaders
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AUSPACK is Australasia's largest biennial exhibition to showcase packaging, processing and plastics machinery in Australasia. AUSPACK 2015 will be held on the 24th - 27th March 2015 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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Forklift training.
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Providing weighing solutions; packaging; scales; weights; measures; weighbridges; platform; pallet; indicators; avery; toledo; budpack; bagging; digital; crane; track; loadcell; loadcells; knife edges; bearings; levers; balance; balances
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