Platform scales are a bit different from conventional scales or bench scales as they are most commonly referred to as. The major difference herein lies in that platform scales have a larger weighing surface. With a variety of applications, heavy duty floor scale boast of a superior structural design and finish a cut above the rest. These scales are ideal for many uses both industrial, commercial and for home use.
The indicators of the weight found on the platform scales are separate to the platform and the weighing surface. This is different from conventional scales where the scales are mounted on the back of the scales themselves. With the platform scales however the scales are stand alone or at times mounted onto a stand or a wall for convenience. The platform scale has a wide array of uses clearly different from the rest. With this added advantage over other scales in the market, the platform scale is able to weigh much larger items and loads. Not only does it do this but also the fact that it has a standalone scale, it ensures that the large items and loads do not block visibility ensuring that would be clients are able to clearly see the exact weight of the items accurately by observing this.
The platform scales come in a variety of sizes generally ranging from 300mm to 1500mm squared. This differing range o sizes ensures that the scales measure goods of ranging weights. In this case it can handle load capacities ranging from 20,000 to 60,000 pounds. Some platform benches also are diverse in their usage as they do not come in the conventional ‘on the floor’ type but can be in the form of pillar scales. So by choosing the platform scales today, one gets to enjoy diversity in their usage.
Large platform scales are ideal for usage in warehouses and dispatch departments of many organizations as they use the typical pallet weighing with variations found for example in the pallet truck which have weighing scales fitted onto the them or the fork lift truck that stand on the scale with the items to be weighed in them. It mounted pallets are mounted on the floor.
For scales that are to be used in the highly sensitive field of food in the hospitality industry or in the health industry whereby the standards of hygiene are very high scales used in this industry are indeed different in design though the functions for all intents and purposes remains the same. In this regard, the platform scales used in the health or pharmaceutical industry and the food industry are of superior quality being made of stainless steel ideal because the top or surface can be easily cleaned and sanitized to meet the standards required.
So depending on the industry you are in, if in need of a platform scale it is indeed important to know the type and weight of load that is to be weighed in order to settle for the best platform scale.