Platform scales are excellent pieces of machinery that allow us to weigh large or heavy objects with ease. They are usually used to weigh animals, large amounts of food, luggage and even people, particularly those in hospitals that can’t stand, but they truly can be used in any industry.
These are pretty simple weighing scales that are usually made out of stainless steel so they can be cleaned and sanitized easily. Some models are coated with a diamond-plate surface, so they are anti-slip (especially useful when weighing people and animals).
Platform scales come in a very wide variety with products ranging from fully submersible, wet-area scales to pallet scales complete with a ramp for ease of use.
What you should look for in a platform scale
Choosing the right platform scale for you will depend on many factors: what industry are you in? How often will the scale be used? What is the heaviest thing that you have to weigh? To guide you in the right direction, here is a list of platform scale attributes that you should look out for:
Durability – Platform scales are typically going to take quite a beating over time. You must make sure that your scale is going to withstand the test of time and all of the objects that it’s going to weigh.
Portability – In the event that you need to bring a platform scale to a person, animal or business, you’ll want it to be nice and portable. Some are on wheels while others have folding capabilities. Most platform weighing scales are pretty lightweight too, but you’ll want to double check their exact weight before you make a purchase, especially if you know you’re going to be lugging it around.
Adaptability – you might need to measure different things in different units. In this case, you’ll want to shop for a scale with the ability to convert or calculate measurements.
Affordability – It probably goes without saying but you don’t want to spend too much money on a platform scale if you don’t have to. Anyscales has many affordable platform scales for any industry.
Capability – Some platform scales can connect to a network and perform necessary data transfers. If this is something that will be useful in your industry, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this feature.
Customer service – This goes for any product that you buy, really. What is the company’s after purchase support like? Will they come out and service your equipment or replace it within a certain amount of time?
Ease of use – If a scale is too complex or takes too long to make a reading, it won’t be efficient for your business. Even the most complex scales with many functions should be fairly simple to use.
If you’re looking for top-notch platform scales for your industry, head over to Anyscales. No matter what industry you’re in, they have a wide variety of weighing scales that will help you keep your business running safely and efficiently while adhering to all safety regulations.