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Industrial Weighing Scales Guide

Used for a variety of purposes in different industries including construction, agriculture, and healthcare, Industrial Weighing Scales are specifically designed to provide the highest possible accuracy and are normally used in very harsh environments. These industrial weighing scales provide reliable weighing information for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

What Benefits Can Industrial Weighing Scales Provide For You?

  • Quality Control: A company’s reputation and profits are built by high-quality service and excellent products. Failure to meet the standard quality due to poor quality materials and other production issues can compromise this reputation. This is where industrial weighing scales come to the rescue- ensuring that your final products meet the customer’s standards. Nothing more, and nothing less. 
  • Workflow Productivity and Efficiency: Industrial weighing scales are customisable depending on your needs. They can be programmed for specific portion sizes, some can record the amount of material as it goes through the equipment. Thanks to these features, your industrial weighing scales can function without interfering with your operations.

What Are The Different Types of Industrial Weighing Scales?

Tradescales Pelican
Pelican Scale

  • Bench Scale: Designed to fit on benches, bench scales don’t take up too much room with a range of 3-60kg. Bench scales can be Trade Approved or a Counting Scale, with models featuring a stainless steel platform, while others are washdown scales; perfect for the food or restaurants.

  • Counting Scale: Counting scales calculate the average weight of the product and then record its values. Counting scales also has the ability of storing and printing the results. 

  • Check-Weighers: By law, every product you ship needs to reflect what is printed on your product label. Staying compliant means each package weighs equal to or greater than the product’s label weight. However, checking product weight for legal compliance can slow down production. Every second spent weighing, could be time spent packing and shipping. While there’s no magic solution currently to by-pass checkweighing, you can get your products out the door faster through the help of checkweighers.

  • Balance Scales: Designed to measure small increments in product in the sub-milligram range, these balance scales use a tuning fork to achieve high accuracy with 3 decimal places 410 g x 0.001g.

  • Mechanical Scales: Mechanical scales are perfect for explosive or wet environments where electrical usage is not a safe option.

  • Platform Scales: When it’s too heavy to lift onto a bench, Platform scales provide an ideal heavy duty platform solution for warehouses, and large stores where you need to deliver fast accurate weighing of bulk goods.

  • Crane Scales: Crane scales can be found at the ports and other industries of loading large cargo giving you the weight of an item while ensuring operators do not overload the crane or hoist.

Factors To Consider Before Purchasing An Industrial Weighing Scale:

Trade Scales Stingray
Platform Scales

  • Application– Determine how and where you are going to use the equipment.

  • Capacity– Know the quantities you will be weighing frequently.

  • Materials– Choose equipment made from a variety of materials in the market.

  • Surroundings– Know the type of surroundings and environment you will be using the scales in. 

  • Regulations– Make sure that your scales and procedures are in compliance with the industry regulations.

  • Cost– Choose the best scale based on your business needs and budget.

  • Maintenance and Calibration – Calibration of measuring devices has three purposes: It checks the accuracy of the instrument, determines the traceability of the measurement and it repairs the device if it is out of calibration. This usually involves a report provided by the calibration expert, showing the error in measurements of the measuring device before and after the calibration.

Why Do I Need To Calibrate Weighing Scales?

Checkweighers
Checkweigher

Regular calibration of your measuring device plays a huge role in the smooth functioning of your operations, as well as the profitability of your business. It is easy to calculate the annual costs of the calibration process, including equipment and labor and conclude that calibration requires money to be spent. It is, however, difficult to calculate the costs of not calibrating enough, or making bad calibrations. If you want to avoid these unwanted and unnecessary costs, it naturally takes resources and investments to be made. 

It is extremely important to calibrate equipment to help assure accurate measurements and production of quality products with minimal errors and recalls. Thanks to calibration, any error or uncertainty of the measuring device is resolved by ensuring the accuracy of the test equipment.

Questions About Industrial Weighing Scales?

Mechanical Hanging Scale
Mechanical Scale

Choosing a reliable and trustworthy manufacturer to install and maintain your weighing equipment is a huge factor. For accurate and high-quality industrial weighing scales, the AWE Group has a wide range of industrial weighing scales ranging from 100 mg to 500 tonnes in either Trade or Non-Trade designed to suit your specific application. For questions regarding Calibration Services, talk to the Top Weighing Equipment Technicians in Australia, Australian Weighing Equipment.  At The AWE Group, we consider the cost of calibration as an investment for your business’ future. 

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