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Floor scales vary in size, with some platforms covering a few square feet and others covering several hundred square feet. This range reflects the many uses of floor scales in the day to day functions of many industries. Livestock, containment drums, heavy machinery and pallets are just a few of the items commonly weighed using these general purpose scales. Read More…

Floor Scales Floor scales are ground-based weighing systems used to measure the weight of objects in a number of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. The most common type of platform scale, these devices can rate loads as light as a few pounds and as heavy as 100,000 pounds.
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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

Strainsert is a manufacturer of a variety of precision made scales, in addition to force sensing transducers, miniature load cells, pins & bolts.

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San Fernando, CA  |  800-394-6622

AAA Weigh is a manufacturer of industrial scales. Also offered are electronic, counting, floor, digital and platform scales. Our customer service representatives are factory trained to offer you excellent service and to help you make the right decision regarding your weigh scale purchase.

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AAA Weigh Incorporated $$$

Worcester, MA  |  508-853-2886

Worcester Scale has been a distributor of industrial scales and counters for over fifty-three years. Some of our products include truck scales, rail scales, load cells, conveyor scales, bench scales, floor scales and more. We can modify existing equipment, and also offer calibration services.

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Worcester Scale Co., Inc. $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  800-233-0473

Pennsylvania Scale Company specializes in industrial scales such as counting scales, bench scales, weighing scales, floor scales, portable scales, airport-baggage scales and money-manager scales. With almost 100 years of experience, we provide quality products to various industries.

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Pennsylvania Scale Company $$$

Camby, IN  |  800-908-3927

Maximize your investment with Indy Scale, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 distributor offering expert maintenance, rental, calibration & emergency service along with a vast selection of brand name products. Scale types include: bench, conveyor & in-motion checkweighers, counting, crane, monorail, retail, paint mixing, floor scales, railroad, pallet & lift truck to semi scales. Improve your results with Indy!

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Indianapolis Scale Company $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  800-365-0084

We are a company that knows how to manufacture industrial scales. We have years of experience researching, manufacturing, and refining our scales to last through years of rugged use. We believe in building products that last to benefit our customers in every way possible. We guarantee all our products to last. Find out more by contacting us today!

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Doran Scales, Inc. $$$
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While portable scales are available for some of these applications, most industrial uses require large scales constructed of rugged and durable materials that are often heavy and not easily moved. In fact, industrial floor scales are often completely integrated into the structures in which they are used. Designed with a low profile for easy loading of items or vehicles, floor scales are utilized in the daily operations of shipping and receiving, medical, agriculture, veterinary, bulk loading, transport, railroad, engineering, automotive, aerospace, retail, hospitality, petrochemical and several other industries. Durable metals such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum are used in the construction of these scales in order to promote product longevity and resist corrosion that might otherwise compromise accuracy and stability.

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Most floor scales have the same basic design, though the actual measuring components vary considerably. The platform is a large broad component, most often made of sheet metal, which rests at or just above floor level. The objects or containers are placed on this plate. Below this are the variable weight or pressure sensing apparatus used. A meter, digital or analog, may be attached to the plate or located in close proximity to show the weight.

There are several instruments used to provide the information for these meters, though the use of springs, hydraulics and load cells or strain gauges are the most common. Springs are common only for lighter duty floor scales. These calibrated metal coils have a known consistent resistance. The degree of compression caused by the above load corresponds to a particular weight. Springs may also be used in conjunction with other floor scale apparatus to provide shock absorption during loading. Hydraulics can also provide a buffer against heavy loading and work to measure weight in a manner similar to spring scales.

A hydraulic cylinder containing fluid with a known displacement is located below the platform. The amount of displacement correlates to specific weights. Finally, electronic scales use load cells and strain gauges to report the weight of an item. The degree of deformation of a conductive coil or foil located beneath the plate alters the electrical resistance, which is then converted into electronic signals that display the weight on a digital panel. It is important to consider the capabilities of a floor scale before use in order to avoid mechanical failure due to overloading.