Industrial scales can be used in loading dock, shipping, logistical, trucking, supply chain, food, inventory, retail, laboratory, and warehouse applications. There is a wide variety of scales to choose from, all with varying prices, accuracy levels, and weight ranges.
When deciding what scale to choose, make sure to pick one with a maximum weight that is slightly higher than you need. This avoids any potential issues.
BENEFITS OF INDUSTRIAL SCALES
Not only are scales incredibly handy, but they are also suitable for a wide range of industries. Instead of estimating the weight of what goes in and out of your facility, you can be much more accurate. Here’s a list of additional benefits:
- They can help to improve your workflow. Scales take the guesswork out of your production lines. Instead of taking the time to weigh or count product, scales can accurately calculate measurements almost instantly.
- Scales are necessary in some cases to comply with the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement. If your business loads packed containers onto ships for export, an accurate weight must be reported. Having a scale helps to avoid any potential violations.
- You can easily transfer weight data to spreadsheets. Some scales come with the capability to transfer or print your weight data. This can be very helpful if you want to maintain an accurate inventory or analyze production rates.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCALE
Adding a scale to your production process is a great step to fully optimizing your business. So, how do you choose what scale is right for you? Our seasoned professionals have put together some tips for making your decision:
- Check what the minimum and maximum weight of the items you will need to weigh are. This ensures that you get a scale that works for all steps of your process.
- Pay attention to the dimensions of the items you will be weighing. Industrial scales come in a wide variety of sizes, so knowing your measurements is key.
- Determine whether or not you need to weigh products to satisfy any legal requirements. This decides if you will need to purchase an approved verified industrial scale.
- Determine what level of accuracy you will need. Because there is such a wide variety of scales, not all have the same level of precision.
- Ask yourself what your goal for weighing the products is. Some scales have additional functionalities beyond weighing, so it is important to choose one that aligns with your goals. For example, there are some scales that are able to record and transfer data.
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