How to Decide on the Right Floor Scale

How to Decide on the Right Floor Scale

If you’re in the market for a floor scale, then there is a lot you need to know.

If you’re in the market for a floor scale, then there is a lot you need to know. Floor scales are weighing scales with capacities that could range between 500lbs up to 50,000 lbs +. They typically feature a big platform and are used on the floor, hence their name as the floor scale. If you require some heavy-duty weighing of drums or IBC totes, a floor scale is an economical and versatile solution. The majority of floor scales use some type of indicator that is mounted to a wall, in the wall or on a column.  This is the instrument that controls the platform. They can offer useful, features like counting and checking and weighing of materials or ingredients. Read on to learn all about floor scales and how to pick the best one!

Why Use Floor Scales?

Floor scales offer a mix of high capacity and mid-grade readability that makes them great for industrial tasks like batching, processing, manufacturing, sorting, and more. They are packed with different features designed to help speed up repetitive tasks for counting and weighing larger qualities. A floor scale is dependable for demanding environments, especially in food and pharma manufacturing facilities. A nice floor scale can save you a lot of time and money as well, as they’re great for mixing large quantities of chemicals and ingredients, as it ensures that these products remain consistent even while their production is scaled.

The Proper Indicator

Make sure to consider the indicator while you are purchasing a floor scale. If you do a lot of different manual sample entries, it is worth investing in a full numeric keypad too or a barcode scanner. A lot of floor scales with a counting function feature numeric keypads, so they’re a solid place to start if you need one. If you do plenty of sorting, then a check weighing indicator with bright stack lights and audible alarms can help speed up tasks quickly.  Indicators offer a wide array of communication outputs for connectivity and integration into your process lines.  Make sure the platform and indicator have the right ingress protection for your environment.  


Good quality floor scales should have quick stabilization time, and good solid construction with quality electronics. Ensure that the indicator is showing accurate readouts by doing verification testing using grip weights.  The Scale People can help sell you the proper grip weights to do these checks. A solid floor scale should be very intuitive and simple to use with little to no training and should be able to repeat heavy-duty tasks for weighing for optimal productivity. If you weigh items in the same containers, then consider purchasing a floor scale with a preset tare. Come into the Scale People today to learn more!


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