Scales are an integral part of many industries, especially processing plants as they not only assure complete accuracy for tracking records and cost by weight scenarios, but for the many other functions they perform as well. Industrial scales are used in a variety of fields for a wide range of industrial applications, and are often able to interface with other technological equipment to complete complex tasks.
These types of scales are relied on heavily in agricultural and food processing and manufacturing industries. In applications in these sectors, the scales are not only used to record weight and for tracking purposes. They can also be used to evaluate the quality of the product. For instance, certain scales are able to detect and measure moisture content, and some have the ability to take x-ray images. This allows contaminants and moisture issues that are not visible on the surface to be detected and addressed.
In addition to these extra functions, most industrial scales have the capability to interface with other technology in the facility, transmitting information quickly and accurately when it is most important. These scales also perform the necessary calculations to determine value based on weight.