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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.
Range of loadcells
Applied Measurement Australia
Suitable for Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Mining, Rail, Defence, Motorsport, Marine, OEM
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Instrotech Calog load cell display
Instrotech Australia
Choose from eight models in this range of Weighing Amplifiers, Displays and Transmitters
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RLC ring torsion, low profile fully welded stainless steel load cell
Instrotech Australia
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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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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Futek LTH350
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Sensors for commercial and industrial applications
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Measure various force and load capacities
Bestech Australia
Force transducers and load cells come in range of capacities to suit any application
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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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Aerosol Monitors
TechRentals Pty Ltd
A wide range of Physical Measurement and Non Destructive Test Equipment from TechRentals available for rent or purchase with many applications.
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Heavy Capacity Platform Scales and Weighing Equipment from Ultrahawke
Ultrahawke Weighbridges
Platform scales & industrial weighers from Ultrahawke are heavy duty applications with weighing bins up to 80t- ideal for bulk materials.
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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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Process Weigher / Batch Weigher
Active Weighing Solutions
In-process or batch weighers are accurate and easily calibrated. With a flow rate of up to 2000tph, these integrative weighers are ideal to batch out a pre-determined amount of product
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QWM Shipping container weighers
QWM
Shipping container weighers designed for heavy duty applications
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WLK Warrior Washdown small from ProWeigh
ProWeigh Pty Ltd
Solid grade 304 stainless steel construction of the base and indicator provide rugged durability. Ideal for use in food industry as well as wet areas.
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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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Accuracy and  ease with CubiScan 1200 for difficult static and conveyor pallet Cubing requirements
CASI ANZ Pty Ltd - Cornerstone Automation Systems
Dependable and trusted CASI engineering Cubing Systems and Dimensioning solutions for exceptional operational control and efficiency.
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Vessel weighers
Active Weighing Solutions
These weighing systems can weigh material stored in bins, tanks and hoppers
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Belt fed Loss In-Weight system
Active Weighing Solutions
Active Weighing Solutions Continuous Loss in Weight Feeders are incredibly reliable and accurate for use in feeders or bin hoppers
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Bagging machines, bag lines and filling systems from Budpack / Accuweigh
AccuPak
Bagging lines and filling machines include auger or impeller drives, valve baggers and open mouth ba
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ABS XL Hopper scale
PRECIA MOLEN
The ABS XL Hopper Scale from Precia Molen is used for the bulk weighing of products. Suitable for use on food plants
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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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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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Applied Measurement Australia
Since 1976 Applied Measurement has focused on providing high quality products and services for engineered measurement, and industrial automation applications. Typically this has involved pressure, force, torque, position, strain, acceleration and inertial ...
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WAM Australia
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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Hylec Controls
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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PCA - Plant Control and Automation
Plant Control and Automation (PCA) are suppliers of incremental Shaft Encoders, Absolute Shaft Encoders, Absolute Multi Turn Shaft Encoders and Fieldbus Encoders: DeviceNet, Canopen, Interbus, Proibus, SSI, Ethernet TCP/IP, Inclinometers, Inductive Proximity ...
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Metromatics
Metromatics manufacture and provide a range of Sunlight Readable and Industrial LCDs, Single Board Computers, Panel PC, Avionics Cards, Data Acquisition Systems, Telemetry Equipment, Automatic Test Equipment, Pressure Sensors, Force Transducers, Accelerometers, ...
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TechRentals Pty Ltd
TechRentals offers specialised test and measurement equipment for a wide range of industries. Products offered encompass electrical power measurement and analysis, general industrial applications, physical measurement, radio frequency, environmental ...
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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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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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John Morris Group (Industrial Division)
John Morris Group’s Industrial Division is proud to represent leading brands such as the MTS Systems , PCB Piezotronics , IMI Sensors , The Modal Shop , Larson Davis , DEWETRON , DTS , Sentek Dynamics , Crystal Instruments , Viatran and Scanivalve ...
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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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