Which Floor Scale is Right for Your Application?

B-Tek Workhorse Floor ScaleFloor scales are an essential part of almost any industrial or commercial workflow. Their utility ranges from outright weight determination, quality control, and shipping preparations. Floor scales have been used and continue to be relied on for many other purposes as well.

Types of Industrial Floor Scales

Because they are used for many different applications, floor scales come in various types, shapes, and sizes. They are constructed for heavy-duty work and a long lifespan. Whatever your need is, Worcester Scale can fulfill it.

Here are a few of the common types of floor scales that you may wish to think about for your business’s needs:

Basic Floor Scales

For many commercial applications, a basic floor scale is all that you may require. They are versatile and can be used for a variety of everyday commercial needs. They generally come in square sizes ranging from 3’x3′ to 5’x5′ and have typical capacities of 1,000 to 20,000 lbs.

Barrel Scales

Barrel scales are built for the weighing of heavy drums and barrels.  They generally have a low-profile design that allows ramps to sit flush with the ground to facilitate the smooth loading of barrels and drums onto the scale. Some models are portable for easy movement from place to place on the operational site.

Low-Profile Floor Scales

Low-profile floor scales are helpful for a variety of applications because of their adaptable and non-obtrusive designs. They are manufactured with weighing elements that are low or even on the floor, making them simple for many applications.

Portable Floor Scales

There are many benefits to having a portable floor scale. These benefits include:

  •  Ease of moving from place to place
  •  Lightweight relative to other floor scales
  •  Often among the least expensive of floor scales

For many businesses, these are the most popular type of floor scale.

High Impact Floor Scales

Let’s face it; some operations can have heavy-duty, sometimes rough-and-tumble situations on the work floor. Worcester Sale has a solution for these types of jobs: The B-Tec, Hi-Impact Coil Scale. This unit can handle loads of up to 120,000 lbs. and comes equipped with a double-ended parallel-link suspension system.

Planning for Your Purchase: A Few Suggestions

If you are in the market for a new or additional industrial floor scale, keep the following thoughts in mind:

  • Will you need to use an incline or ramp to access the scale?
  • Will the scale need to be mobile?
  • Is the scale to be used in a hazardous location or area?
  • Is it primarily to be used for pallet weight, and will you need a pallet jack?

Knowing what your application is will go a long way to determine which floor scale to purchase.

Give Worcester Scale a Call

Worcester Scale has been in the calibration and weighing business serving a full spectrum of industrial concerns since 1948 and we offer a complete line of industrial and commercial floor scales.

Let us know how we can help you weigh your items and inventory accurately and efficiently. We work closely with our customers to ensure one hundred percent satisfaction.  Contact us with any questions or concerns.

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