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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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Active Weighing Solutions Impact Weigher
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Impact weighers sufficiently handle and weigh a mass flow of dry materials. Highly accurate & reliable with a rate of up to 500tph.
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ABS XL Hopper scale
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Checkweighers and weigh price labelling designed to enhance quality control and inspection
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7560 Weighbridge
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Accurate and reliable weighbridges Weighbridge systems designed to be the most innovative, accurate and reliable of their kind Durable weighbridges.
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QWM Shipping container weighers
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Shipping container weighers designed for heavy duty applications
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IBC systems and control valves are made from heavy duty materials, are hygienically designed and are suited for use in the food industry.
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Precision, lightweight accurate weight measuring solutions for Forklifts from Instant Weighing.
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Pivoted weigh screw feeders and conveyors
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Custom made pivoted weigh screw conveyors for accurate industrial weighing
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Cubing and Dimensioning machine for warehousing and distribution
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CubiScan 150 Manifesting Table is a cubing and dimensioning system for warehouse environment and other weight-based freight applications
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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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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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Belt fed Loss In-Weight system
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Active Weighing Solutions Continuous Loss in Weight Feeders are incredibly reliable and accurate for use in feeders or bin hoppers
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SW Series "Super Washdown" IP69K Scale
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SW Series washdown scales from A&D Australasia withstands damp environments, designed to withstand heavy duty, high pressure cleaning applications
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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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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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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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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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