People in all sorts of industries need a quality scale these days. Whether you’re a shipper, a warehouse employee or a plant manager, chances are you need the ability to weigh different items quickly and accurately. With so many different types of scales available, though, it’s difficult to decide which one it right for you and your company. I’m convinced that the best industrial scale out there is the floor scale – and here’s why.
Floor scales are versatile. There is more than one way to get products on and off of it. One of the most common ways is to use a forklift. You simply need to pick up the items to be weighed and place them down on the surface of the scale. The scale then weighs the items, and proceeds to display an accurate measurement on the over-sized LCD screen. If you don’t have a forklift, however, there is another easy way to utilize this type of scale. A lot of smaller floor scales, you see, come with little ramps that run off the side of the unit. This allows you, the business owner, to roll merchandise on and off the scale with ease.
Floor scales are also a reasonable size. Hanging scales take up a lot of room in the warehouse. You don’t need items like this taking up valuable floor space. Even bench scales have a few disadvantages. If you’re work bench looks anything like mine, chances are there isn’t enough room on there for a scale. Floor scales, though, just sit on the floor and usually only take about 10 square feet of space. They provide you with extremely accurate weights and also do so in a quick and efficient fashion. Some of the newer units even have on-board digital computers that allow you to analyze the data even after the weighed item is long gone.