Industrial, Heavy Weight Measuring Tools

The industrial floor scale will also have a platform size as small as three feet by three feet or eight feet by ten feet (even more for higher capacities, custom-made custom scales). To use this scale, the load is placed on the platform, usually with a pallet jack, and then the load is weighed.

Most scales are painted with enamel or powder coat, and many are finished off with an epoxy coating during manufacturing that helps to protect the scale from corrosion and damage due to the elements. This makes the scale more usable in an industrial setting, and protects the scale from damage when it is exposed to corrosive chemicals or other substances. This improves the longevity of the investment that is made in the scale by your business. Most scales are made from high quality welded steel for added strength. Other scales are made from lighter weight aluminum instead of steel. Aluminum is ideal for use in outdoor areas or where there is a lot of moisture.

Weighing chemicals or liquids may be especially problematic for some manufacturers, and bulk chemicals and liquids can be weighed on a floor scale. Typically, these chemicals are placed into glass cylinders in order to weigh them, although there are also floating devices that can be placed into the contents within the container that works with the scale to determine the weight of the contents inside.

When looking at the different floor scale options, be sure to check with local manufacturing supply companies in your area; it is oftentimes very expensive, depending on which type of scale that you choose, to ship a scale to your location – which makes buying it locally a better idea.

There are several online companies, which offer reduced shipping costs or maybe even offer free shipping on your scale to get your business. Shipments on aluminum scales will obviously be less than those made of steel. If you have short-term needs for a floor scale, you might also consider renting this type of equipment from a rental company.