Construction and Maintenance

Accessories For Platform Scales

Buying a scale for a shipping and receiving dock, distribution center, production line or any other reason starts with getting the best possible scale for the job. That means buying from a top scale manufacturer and choosing the size and load capacity that is right for your needs.

If you are in the market for platform scales, it may also be a good idea to consider two different types of accessories that can be used in conjunction with this type of weighing system. These are not costly additions, but they are practical and provide additional features to make using the scales easier for a wide variety of applications.

Digital Displays

Weight indicators with digital displays and easy to access controls are an additional component to platform scales that make it easy for operators to see the weights at the scale location. Additionally, these indicators or controllers can also be used to adjust settings on the scale based on the specific model purchased.

Some systems even allow the system manager to lock out specific functions on the controller and display, preventing scale operators or employees from mistakenly altering specific settings.

Scale Ramps

Scale Ramps are a must for raised platform scales. They allow hand trucks or pallet jacks or even equipment to drive across the scale rather than having to back out and go around the scale. Not only does this save time, but it eliminates concerns for the corners or edges of the platform being caught by loads or lift forks.

Scale ramps can be placed on all sides of platform scales or just on opposite sides depending on the location and the configuration of the facility. These are a low-cost accessory that will save your scale a lot of wear and tear and prevent the need for recalibration every time it is hit.

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