Industries that Employ Floor Scales

Selecting the right scale for you is not something you should take lightly. Your scale is an investment, so you want to make sure it’s well-suited to what you intend to use it for. For your facility in Richmond, VA, one option you may want to consider is a floor scale. These are large scales installed on the floor to weigh oversized objects. Here are a few of the biggest industries that employ floor scales!

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Floor scales are perfect for weighing oversized objects. Here are some industries that make use of them!


Floor scales are a mainstay in the medical industry. Healthcare workers use them for a variety of applications other than weighing patients such as weighing laundry or waste.  Floor scales are an especially viable option when weighing patients on wheelchairs. You can program certain models to subtract the weight of the wheelchair from the total for convenience. In-ground floor scales are also another great option that allow for easy access of patients without a tripping hazard.  Our RD600 In-Ground Dialysis Scale is the most robust on the market and can be retrofitted to existing pits.


Floor scales are used at multiple points in the retail industry. They get the most use as a way of regulating quality control. They might be used under vessels or tanks for ingredient control.  Individuals who work in the retail sector can also ensure that goods are packed as they should be prior to distribution. They are also used to weigh pallets upon shipment.


Speaking of shipment, floor scales are ubiquitous in the shipping industry as well. If you’ve ever shipped any kind of package, you know that they use weight to determine the cost. But not just any scale will do. To weigh large quantities of material to be shipped, floor scales are the equipment for the job.


As you know, weighing equipment is hugely important in the food industry. Agriculture is a highly regulated industry, and weighing plays a big role in regulation. They are used everywhere, from the farms to the deli counter.

Floor scales receive regular use in the food industry for weighing large quantities of food products prior to shipment. They are also used to weigh livestock, in addition to the feed that sustains them.

Waste Management

Numerous organizations in the waste management industries are paid by the weight of the waste they pick up (this applies to recycling as well!). You can only imagine just how much material they pick up in a given day on the job. They need a heavy-duty scale to measure all this waste. Floor scales have what it takes to get the job done.


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the finest service provider for calibration and repairs of weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help work with you to find the best weighing equipment for your application.  We currently have offices in Columbia, MD, and Newport News, VA, but we offer our services nationwide. Over the years, we have built up a long list of satisfied clients from a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and government manufacturing. We are a fully ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited service company offering calibration for balances, scales, dynamometers, force measurement, test weights pipettes, and more.  All of our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. To learn more about what we do, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.



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