Anyscales News & Articles

  • How to choose the right retail scale
    Retail scales, also known as price computing scales or point of sale scales, are commonly used in various business establishments, including grocery stores, delis and sweet shops.
  • Important features to look for in baby scales
    Measuring the growth of children, especially during the first few years, is an important part of monitoring a child’s health. By regularly measuring a child’s growth, it can help to detect overweight and underweight, as well as faltering growth that is potentially due to underlying medical problems.
  • The importance of weight for prescription dosing
    Patient weighing is a standard routine in the clinic or hospital, but its importance can sometimes be overlooked. In actual fact, weight-checking is essential for accurate drug dosing, nutrition needs and fluid balance assessment.
  • Why should you use vet scales to weigh animals?
    Whether you’re a pet owner or a veterinarian or an agriculture professional, it is important to regularly check your animal’s weight to make sure it is healthy and fit. Accurate weight measurements can also determine the amount of feed an animal should get, to ensure the animal gets just enough and is not under or over fed.
  • Choosing the best precision balance
    Precision balances are scales that are used to weigh quantities to a very precise number, sometimes up to one milligram. They are not as precise as analytical balances, but better than the average bench or compact scale.
  • Platform Scales for your (big) business needs
    Weighing scales play an important role in the market, especially for businesses who need to have exact measurements for their purchases and stock.
  • Change of indicators for PL3000 Series Platform Scales
    There has been a change of indicators for Anyscales’ PL3000 series platform scales.
  • Hanging scales for all occasions

    Hanging scales, work a bit differently than ordinary scales. Instead of putting a load on a weighing pan or a platform, the load is suspended using the hanging scale's hook. The scale itself can hang from machinery, hooks and other apparatuses.

    Depending on the capacity, users could put the hanging scale on something like a mechanised crane to lift very heavy things or simply hold a spring hanging scale in their hands to measure a small item.

    Hanging scales have many different applications, ranging from weighing fishing nets or luggage to measuring fruits and vegetables. The industrial sector often uses hanging scales to weigh very heavy loads because they can withstand rigorous conditions despite a compact frame, which makes transport easy. While a platform scale or a high capacity floor scale can take a lot of space, a hanging scale can be stored easily.


    Digital hanging scales cover a lot of ground, from multiple functions varying between tare and hold, or just the versatility of only needing 3x AA batteries in some cases. Their ease of use is what makes them important to the industries who benefit from their existence. When speaking from our perspective, in what we stock our hanging scales are split over two types.

    The first type is the OCSL range and they come with 17mm LCD displays, which is massive for their size.

    In terms of important functionality the tare function allows users to remove the weight of nets, baskets, scoops and other containers used to store the loads. LEDs display battery life, units and other relevant information at a quick glance.

    The OCS-SP-L hanging scale range is the perfect companion for measuring market goods, such as fish and or fruits or red meat. Its attached stainless steel bowl helps make it very user friendly. Whilst differentiating from the OCSL range in design,it also separates itself in terms of power, while not using AA batteries instead the battery inside is rechargeable.

    Hanging scales have aided small and medium business’s for a long time, and it doesn’t seem like their importance will be running out anytime soon. Anyscales have hanging scales for all occasions, scales for big things, scales for huge things, scales for little things and scales for tiny things.

  • Using crane scales for your business

    Most commonly used in heavy duty weighing, crane scales are used to weigh goods and cargo or any other type of hanging load. They are essential when bulky items need to be weighed but are too heavy to lift and place on a platform scale. Instead, the crane scale lifts the items and weighs it at the same time, offering industrial businesses a more efficient weighing solution. Only a few of the industries that make use of crane scales include construction, transport, aviation, factories and marine businesses – essentially, any industry that would benefit from a more convenient alternative to platform scales.


    Crane scales are typically rechargeable battery operated and come equipped with all the parts you may need when using it, in addition to the choice between pounds and kilograms as measurement units. In many aspects, crane scales have an edge over platform scales since they offer high capacity and are highly accurate. They are also more effective when it comes to weighing awkwardly shaped cargo and goods, which may not necessarily fit well on platform scales. When weighing such objects, all you need to do is ensure they have a secure handle that the crane scale’s hook can hold onto when lifting it.

    Furthermore, crane scales are compact and easier to use when space is limited, making it a better alternative over platform scales that would struggle to fit in a smaller space. They are a better scale type to opt for when you need to maximize the use of every bit of space you have access to. Since the crane scale can be easily taken to where the goods to be weighed are, they reduce the possibility of any accidents that may occur when the goods are being transported to a scale to be weighed. The risk of damage and accidents is reduced significantly as traditionally separate stages of transporting with a crane and weighing are combined into one.

    At Anyscales, we stocks different crane scale models that would be appropriate for varying business needs. The scale capacities we offer range from 500kg-10 tons. These scales also come with easy-to-read LCD or LED displays, depending on the model. Looking to purchase crane scales for your business? Get in touch with Anyscales for all your weighing and scaling needs today. Call us on 1300 738 705, or fill out our online contact form for any queries.

  • Maintaining your analytical scales for durability in the long term

    Most commonly used in laboratories and pharmaceutical businesses, analytical balances are used to measure small masses that weigh in the sub-milligram range. Since the quantities of mass are significantly small, their weight can be
    affected by elements such as dust and air currents in the room too. As a result, these scales also feature a transparent enclosure with doors for the measuring pan, commonly referred to as a draft shield. The use of an analytical scale helps prevent balance fluctuation and loss of product, which is essential with smaller masses.


    Since analytical balances are used for more delicate operations, they need to be taken good care of to ensure they offer precision and accuracy in the long term. Keeping the balance clean and calibrated is usually the first step in this process. In most cases, your laboratory balance will come with manufacturer care recommendations that you can follow for adequate maintenance. The user manual that comes with the scale will outline the best way to use it, along with care instructions that ensure you’re using and maintaining your scale in the best way possible.

    In addition, your digital weighing scales will also need to be serviced and calibrated, ideally once a year. In some industries, the high volume of use will make routine calibrations more important, going up to once a month or week, in some cases. While usage frequency is a good indicator of how often the balance must be serviced, you must get in touch with your local service provider whenever your balances aren’t performing as well as they used to when you first began using it. This is especially important when your laboratory experiences frequent temperature changes, since this would affect the accuracy of the analytical balance and they would need to be calibrated more often to avoid inaccuracies.

    Finally, analytical scales are more delicate than other heavy duty balances, which means you need to take extra care when cleaning the balance. These balances also need to be stored and moved carefully, since undue pressure on the
    measuring pan can damage it. Ideally, you should remove the pan when cleaning or storing the balance, since this prevents any accidental pressure being applied to it.

    Anyscales stocks a wide range of products, ranging from analytical scales for sale to platform and bench scales. Get in touch with us today for all your weighing needs.

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