Industrial Scale Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Milan, PA

    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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  • Overland Park, KS

    Top quality industrial weighing equipment for 180 years. Call or click today to find a dependable Fairbanks rep near you. Always setting new standards in scale design, try our Weigh in Motion systems – high speed package scales & slow speed to highway speed robust WIM Scales & PC Mobile Weighing Systems. See the extensive list of ALL our product types, meeting the special needs of each customer.

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  • East Peoria, IL

    Walz Scale is a leading global supplier and service support provider of heavy-duty truck & rail scales, volumetric load scanners, dimensional and precision weighing systems for use in transportation, agriculture, chemical, laboratory, aggregate, manufacturing, waste, recycling and mining applications. For over 54 years, Walz Scale has been providing the highest level of weighing products and local calibration and repair support to our customers.

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  • Norcross, GA

    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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  • Canton, OH

    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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Industrial Scales Industry Information

Industrial Scales

Industrial scales are weighing devices that are capable of weighing heavy loads with high accuracy in industrial settings. Any scale used in industry can be considered an industrial scale, but the term “industrial” usually implies large scale size and capacity.

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Industrial Scale Applications

Industrial scales are important to the day-to-day business of many industries, including shipping and receiving, trucking, automotive, marine and agriculture, all of which can involve measuring large loads such as cargo containers and heavy machinery. Some industrial processes, however, entail extremely precise measurements of lighter materials rather than high volumes. Medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory industries, for example, require scales that can detect the weight even of gaseous materials.

Materials in Industrial Scales

Industrial scales in these work environments may be small in size but have industrial computational capabilities, offering precise measurements of masses amounting to a fraction of a milligram. When selecting an industrial scale for a specific application, weight and accuracy requirements must be carefully considered. The material used to construct the scale should also be carefully considered as it will have an impact on the maximum weight capacity as well as durability and longevity of a unit. Stainless steel, steel, brass, cast iron and concrete are common materials used for industrial scales.

Industrial Scale Images, Diagrams and Visual Concepts

Platform Scales
Industrial Scales consists of one or two metal plates to hold items to be weighed.
Strain Gauge
Strain gauge assemblies are inside the load cell housing and act as an electronic sensor, which measures the change in voltage and is then converted into a measurable weight readings.
Internal Diagram of a Single Point Load Cell
Single point load cells have an aperture cut out of the body, that controls the thickness of the metal.
Flexure Lever Scale
Flexure lever scales have a S beam load cell able to withstand shock loading and used in weighing conditions with the potential of heavy, sudden impact on a scale.
Ramped Floor Scale
A basic floor scale that has an incline to load and unload items on the scale.
Low Profile Floor Scale
Low profile floor scale, a type of floor scale that is closer to the ground with an incline at around 1 to 2 inches
Portable Floor Scale
Portable floor scales have increased mobility and are more economical in installation.

Types of Industrial Scales

Along with the aforementioned concerns, the method of weighing should also be taken into account when selecting a scale. Balance, springs, hydraulics and strain gauges are the four most prevalent weighing techniques. Balance scales are actually dual platform scales with two pans or surfaces, one located at each end of a beam. Weights of known size are placed on one side until it equals or balances the unknown weight of the object on the other pan. Though still popular in specific contexts, balances are used mostly in laboratory or research based industries. Spring scales are broader in use and can be hanging scales, bench scales or floor scales. A spring is attached to a hook or pan. When a weight is attached, the spring is compressed or stretched, depending upon the application. The necessary force needed to move the spring is predetermined and set to a gauge that indicates the weight of the object or load it encounters. Hydraulic industrial scales function in a similar fashion, though the compression of fluids by an attached piston is calibrated in place of the spring. The final type, strain gauges are increasingly popular as they most readily supply digital or electronic measurements. The weight places strain on a coil or conductive foil located beneath the weighing platform. The deformation of this material alters the electrical resistance and is converted into an electrical signal. Each type of scale is capable of accurate measurements, but the upkeep and longevity of each model should be considered with regards to frequency of use and the weight it will encounter.

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