Most businesses find themselves in need of a digital weighing scale at some stage of their operations.
Whether or not you need a platform scale depends largely on your business and industry, but it is highly likely that you will benefit from it. Platform scales are strong and durable, with many affordable and easy to use models available.
Here are some advantages of digital platform scales and why you should consider investing in one for your business:
Suitable for various industries
Platform scales are very versatile and can be used in a wide range of industries. Some businesses need to weigh small items, while others need a sturdy weighing scale to take on large packages.
Whatever the requirements, platform scales are usually suitable for all applications. Whether you need to check the weight of goods entering or leaving the facility, or to count the exact number of items in a package, there is an industrial platform scale that suits the task.
Improve workflow and connectivity
Platform scales help to make processes more efficient in the facility, as they make it easier and quicker to ensure goods are of the right weight and quantity. For example, some platform scales allow you to weigh palletised items directly on ramps or pallet trucks. Certain platform scales can be pit mounted, and therefore you can leave it there when not in use, thus saving time in setting up the scale every time you need it.
Most modern platform scales come with an optional RS-232 output to connect the scale to a printer, allowing you to print weight data easily. Some scales can also be controlled wirelessly or from the Internet, which means the scale measurements can be sent to any type of computers or mobile devices that are connected to the same network.
Accurate and precise
Accuracy is extremely important for quality control and to meet regulations. Not only do platform scales come with high capacities, but some also offer high resolutions to ensure high accuracy and reliability.
There are also platform scales that are specifically designed for counting and checkweighing. These models are usually ultra precise, with features to reduce errors such as accumulative data storage and dual counting.
As platform scales are made to take on large and heavy items, they are designed to be robust and durable. Most platform scales these days are built with high quality components such as metal alloys or stainless steel, which makes them ideal for heavy-duty usage over long periods of time. Some models are also waterproof and corrosion-resistant, and can be used in harsh environments.
Compared to standard scales, platform scales can definitely last longer and work harder, making them well worth the investment.
Compliant and safe
Platform scales are often made to comply with industry standards and regulations. This not only keeps your weight measurements accurate and reliable, but it also allows you to avoid unsafe situations, i.e. overloaded vehicles or shipping containers. Using a sturdy weighing scale that is able to take on heavy loads in your factory will also keep your operators and working environment safer.
Besides that, trade approved platform scales are often required to be used by businesses that trade goods by weight. By using the right platform scale for your business, you ensure that your company is safe and compliant.
At Anyscales, we offer a wide range of digital platform scales. From mild steel pallet scales to intrinsically safe platform scales, we have the weighing solution to meet your requirements.