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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.
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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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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Load Measurement Range of 0.1 to 20kN
MeasureX Pty Ltd
Suitable for compression load measurement
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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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Weigh Belt Feeder
PRECIA MOLEN
For continuous bulk product dosing the WBF Weight Belt Feeder ensures the joint extraction
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Compuload 3000-Easy and automatic weighing
Instant Weighing
Instant Weighing offer a range of Front End Loader Scales ideal for use with forklifts or small loader use.
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Hasemer Spring Balancers from Redfern Flinn Cranes & Hoisting Equipment
Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment
Spring Balancers are available in both standard and long stroke models. Minimizes fatigue and tool damage and increases productivity.
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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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Weigh Belt Conveyor enclosed cantilevered
Active Weighing Solutions
Weigh Belt Conveyors provide continuous operation and require only minimal headroom
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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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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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Futek LTH350
Metromatics
Sensors for commercial and industrial applications
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Gross weigher
Active Weighing Solutions
Gross Weighers are designed to be simple and effective with a minimum amount of power supply and simple adjustment of feed gate.
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User-friendly Compuload 3000MkII for precision accumulative totals
Instant Weighing
Compuload 3000MkII, Compuload 4000
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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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Instrotech Calog load cell display
Instrotech Australia
Choose from eight models in this range of Weighing Amplifiers, Displays and Transmitters
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