Platform Scales

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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 Moreā€¦

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.

Leading Manufacturers

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. As a leading company who has served such industries as aerospace & marine, Strainsert will custom design & manufacture products to your exacting specifications and will provide the most responsive, accurate & efficient solutions for research.

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Houston, TX  |  713-932-9071

Thompson Scale Company is a leading manufacturer of weighing systems and packaging machinery controls. We provide industrial scales like in-motion checkweighers. We also offer universal filler controllers, universal remote LED/LCD displays and filling machinery upgrades. Founded in 1972.

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Waukegan, IL  |  888-245-9945

Since 1959, Koehler Scale has been distributing industrial scales. In fact, we are one of the largest distributors of scales. Our service is unrivalled with 24-hour service, 7 days a week. If you need a non-standard scale, we are able to fabricate it as well. Come to us for all of your weighing needs.

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Koehler Scale, 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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Parsippany, NJ  |  800-672-7722

As a scale manufacturer, OHAUS is a worldwide leader in the production of industrial scales and balance scales. Our line of industrial scales includes electronic scales, bench scales and counting scales. Our mass measurement tools are helpful in the education of students for concepts in math & science. Contact us soon and we will deliver to you reliable results.

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Ohaus Corporation $$$

Medina, MN  |  800-328-3336

Intercomp is one of the world's largest manufacturers of portable scales for the industrial, material handling and transportation industries. Our major product lines include bench scales, floor scales, platform scales, industrial scales, weighing scales, axle scales and much more.

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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.