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Each of these industrial weighing instruments consists of a flat platform on which the items to be weighed are placed. Read More…

Platform Scales Platform scales are weighing devices that use one or more plates to calculate the static and dynamic load of objects or substances in a number of industrial, commercial and consumer applications.
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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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Milan, PA  |  800-562-3235

Load Cell Central is a leading manufacturer of load cells and industrial weighing equipment. We specialize in standard and custom load cells and digital indicators, floor scales and platform scales. Choose from thousands of types and models. We offer load cell repair to help in the reduction of costs.

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Los Angeles, CA  |  800-773-7225

American Scale has been building a reputation for its innovative scale selection since 1946. We are steadily competitive in our prices and service and are known for having the best portable scales, truck scales, balance scales, counting scales and accessories in the industry. American Scale also offers indicators, remote displays, custom systems and more. Call us today for uncompromising quality.

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Webb City, MO  |  800-441-4237

Cardinal/DETECTO is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company who designs, manufactures and markets weighing systems, load cells, weight indicators, remote displays, vehicle weight recording systems, and scales for all industries, including truck scales, weigh-in-motion highway scales, railroad scales, tank/hopper scales, livestock scales, bench scales, floor scales, counting scales, medical scales, and food service scales.

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Findlay, OH  |  800-637-3326

Holtgreven Scale & Electronics, since 1957, has been a leading custom manufacturer of truck scales, coil scales, low-profile industrial scales and floor scales. We are also a distributor of bench scales, platform scales, electronic scales, balance scales, crane scales and pallet scales. Check out our website!

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Holtgreven Scale & Electronics Corp. $$$

Canton, OH  |  330-453-2424

Since 1929, Brechbuhler Scales has been a leader offering a wide variety of industrial scales such as balance scales, digital scales, truck scales, crane scales, floor scales, platform scales and more. We also provide rental scales from our large inventory and are ANSI 9002 registered.

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Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. $$$

Norcross, GA  |  800-282-3173

We have made it our goal to treat each and every customer like number one in order to keep them coming back to us for all of their industrial scale needs and also in hopes of turning first time customers into lifelong connections! Our skilled engineers will be able to assist you in find a product that will perfectly fit your needs. For more information on what we may be able to do for you visit our website today!

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Floor scales and truck scales are examples of heavy duty platform scales. These weigh scales are low-profile, allowing inventory, livestock and even vehicles easy access to the platform. Often the scale is built into the floor for these large models, while smaller bench scales and balance scales offer more portable light-duty platform scales as they can be mounted to counters, benches or tables. These scales are more common in food, chemical, medical and retail industries, whereas floor scales are common in manufacturing, shipping, transport and marine industries.

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For large and small applications, durable and long lasting materials such as steel, concrete, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum are utilized in the construction of these rugged and industrial scales. The platform itself is composed of sheet metal attached to a welded frame and often features a tread plate or other textured finish to improve traction for both personnel and the objects to be weighed. Additional options such as size, maximum weight capacity, mounting and material should all be carefully considered with regards to the specific application for which the platform scale will be used.

There are several weighing instruments associated with platform scales. The platform itself serves only to support the load, but attached paraphernalia is responsible for measuring its weight. Balance scales have two identical plates attached to either end of a beam that rests on a central pivot point. The object of unknown weight is placed on one plate and calibrated weights are placed on the opposite until equilibrium is reached. These dual platform scales are used predominantly for small measurements and in laboratory or research-based industries.

The spring scale uses specified and calibrated metal coils below the platform to calculate weight. These springs have known consistent resistance. A change in the degree of compression therefore corresponds to a particular weight. Springs are also used in other types of platform scales to provide shock absorption during loading.

Hydraulics may be used for similar purposes and measure weight in a similar fashion, but rather than known spring compression, it is the known displacement of fluids that correlates to specific weights. Electronic scales are popular as they can calculate both the net and gross weights of a particular load. In these scales the degree of deformation of a conductive coil or foil located beneath the platform creates electrical signals that display the weight on a digital panel.

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