Floor scales are heavy-duty weighing machines that weigh things that can be difficult to load on regular scales. These things can be over-sized objects, heavy trade loads, industrial equipment, etc.
Floor scales are also referred to as general use platform scales leveled at floor level for industrial applications.
Generally, floor scales are made with four compressive load cells, a steel frame mounting the load cells, and steel deck covering. They have been designed to have low vertical dimensions to be easily accessible for rolling cargo, pallets, and other heavy loads.
A floor scale can cost as low as $100 and as high as $2000 or more. However, despite the lower priced ones being adequate for the job, they usually don’t withstand the test of time in an industry and end up costing more in the long term.
Industrial floor scales can be classified into 7 types:
Floor scales usually weigh from anywhere between 100 lbs to 800 lbs depending on the dimensions and the material used in scale.
Digital scales are always more accurate than mechanical scales and industrial floor scales designed for repeatedly weighing heavy loads have near perfect accuracy - the error margin is negligible, if any, on a well calibrated floor scale.
Floor scales can have accuracy of 1/100 of 1 percent. However, regardless of the weighing mechanism, environmental factors such as temperature can affect the accuracy of a scale.
How to use a floor scale?
Set up the floor scale on a rigid level surface, preferably a concrete floor, and place the material in the middle of the scale for accurate readings. Also make sure there aren’t any objects in contact with the platforms and the final reading is adjusted for the environmental effects, if any.
Floor scales must be put on even rigid surfaces like cement, hardwood floor, ceramic, or porcelain type.
Industrial floor scales work using compressive load cells made of HOLI HH8C alloy steel. The load cells are responsible for converting pressure-induced mechanical force into measurable current. The measured value is then displayed on the HOLI indicator.
Here’s the step by step process of calibrating a floor scale:
Heavy duty floor scales can weigh upto 10 tons.
Floor scales are mostly used in the industrial sector to measure weight of heavy manufactured loads and equipment, in the agricultural sector to weigh livestock, and in the health scale to weigh patients.
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