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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.
Weighing Instruments, Scales, Scientific Scales
A&D Australasia Pty Ltd
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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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Mitutoyo precision machine tools and measuring equipment
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Load Measurement Range of 0.1 to 20kN
MeasureX Pty Ltd
Suitable for compression load measurement
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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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Weigh Belt Feeder
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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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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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WLK Warrior Washdown small from ProWeigh
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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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Bagging machines, bag lines and filling systems from Budpack / Accuweigh
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Bagging lines and filling machines include auger or impeller drives, valve baggers and open mouth ba
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Ultrahawke Weighbridges and Axle Scales
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Checkweighers and Weigh Price Labelling from Multivac Australia
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Checkweighers and weigh price labelling designed to enhance quality control and inspection
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QWM Weighbridges
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NMI Approved In Line Dimensioning and Catchweighing Solutions
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Measurement information systems provide information and the equipment to accurately measure all types of products and product containers
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Compression Load Cells
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The S type load cells are perfect for a range of applications including testing of materials and mechanical scale conversions.
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