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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.
Low cost single point load cells
Active Weighing Solutions
The Precision Transducer Load Cells converts a force into an electrical signal
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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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Aluminium gas cylinder store
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Active Weighing Solutions Impact Weigher
Active Weighing Solutions
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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Weighbridges, Axle Weighbridges and Weighbridge Servicing from Accuweigh
Accuweigh
Weighbridges from Accuweigh are available in a number of configurations including portable, dual dec
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Cubing and Dimensioning machine for warehousing and distribution
SCACO
CubiScan 150 Manifesting Table is a cubing and dimensioning system for warehouse environment and other weight-based freight applications
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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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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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Load Measurement Range of 0.1 to 20kN
MeasureX Pty Ltd
Suitable for compression load measurement
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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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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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Intermediate Bulk Container Systems and Cone Valve Technology
Matcon IBC
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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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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Pallet Scales
QWM
Industrial Platform Scales for heavy weighing
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Mitutoyo precision machine tools and measuring equipment
M.T.I. Qualos
Machining Tools and Precision Measuring Equipment include Chucks, Clamps, Gauges and Callipers from M.T.I. Qualos
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Checkweighers and Weigh Price Labelling from Multivac Australia
Multivac Australia
Checkweighers and weigh price labelling designed to enhance quality control and inspection
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Weigh Belt Feeder
PRECIA MOLEN
For continuous bulk product dosing the WBF Weight Belt Feeder ensures the joint extraction
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Weighbridge Software solutions
Ultrahawke Weighbridges
Weighbridge operation systems such as driver control stations & software are built in-house for the client- for to a range of applications.
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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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QWM Shipping container weighers
QWM
Shipping container weighers designed for heavy duty applications
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