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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.
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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COBO I-View 3B6 Digging Control System
Instant Weighing
COBO I-View Weighing and Digging Control Systems that have been especially designed for excavators.
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 Terminal PCS: Self-service weighing management software on weighbridges
PRECIA MOLEN
Terminal PCS is weighting management software compatible on a PC microcomputer.
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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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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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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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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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Pallet Scales
QWM
Industrial Platform Scales for heavy weighing
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Range of loadcells
Applied Measurement Australia
Suitable for Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Mining, Rail, Defence, Motorsport, Marine, OEM
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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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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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Vessel weighers
Active Weighing Solutions
These weighing systems can weigh material stored in bins, tanks and hoppers
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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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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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Pricing and date guns from Gleeson Agencies
Gleeson Agencies
Gleeson Agencies provide a large range of pricing guns, date guns and coding guns for a wide range of applications.
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