Hanging weight scales are used in many industries for various weighing functions. They are used in industries such as scientific research, farming, and many outdoor weighing functions. These scales are extremely useful to the mentioned industries because of their portability, precision, and durable design. The portability of their design is one of the reasons that hanging weight scales are so popular. These scales include one hook at the top, which is used to hang the scale from some sturdy structure. Another hook is included at the bottom of the scale. The item to be weighed is suspended from the bottom hook. It uses a load cell(s) to measure and calculate the weight usually shows the weight on an electronic readout. If the item or items to be weighed are not easily hung from the scale or are very numerous, a pan or scoop can be hung from the scale, instead. Then, the items are placed inside the pan and the weight of the pan is deducted from the total weight. This type of setup is frequently seen in produce markets.
Consumer & Commercial Grade Hanging Scales
You’ve possibly been to countless grocery aisles that feature consumer and commercial grade hanging scales. You’ll often find relatively inexpensive hanging scales that make it easy for individual consumers to find out how much their vegetable or fruit purchases are going to cost.
Other retail organizations were quick to adopt hanging scales as soon as they became affordable. For instance, you might see them at the counter in a delicatessen. It’s very useful for measuring the weight of deli cheeses and meat products which has made them even more popular in bodegas, delis, farmer’s markets, and fish markets.
That being said, you’re likely to see analog scales in many of these specific instances. It can be relatively difficult to ascertain the exact measurement from an analog scale. While in theory, they should be more sensitive than digital models, this isn’t always the case in actual practice because there’s a big difference between how scales are used in real life and how they’re theoretically used. That’s why digital options have become so incredibly popular, especially when you consider the wide selection of indicators on the market.
The digital hanging scale is very accurate and may also include capabilities for many other functions. It may even come with the capability to switch weight measuring units. This would allow for weights to be read in pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms, or many other choices. The precision of this type of instrument allows the user to weigh in confidence, knowing that their results are valid.
These hanging scales must sometimes withstand a large amount of weight. Therefore, they are constructed from high-quality materials that are tested to be durable enough to withstand the heavyweights. These scales are constructed with high-quality standards as well. So, once they are put together, they are designed to perform their intended functions without fear of them being destroyed by the very item they are weighing. The hooks are made of strong, durable materials, which are designed to hold their shape. The inner parts of the scale are also designed to withstand the same amount of weight and still provide accurate results.
In many cases, these scales are capable of dealing with some pretty impressive loads. Those who are looking for their own units will certainly find something that should work for their specific case because there are simply so many different options and varieties on the market.
Those who are interested in a custom solution can of course always request one, because our engineers are ready to tailor hanging scales to their specific needs. In most cases, though, you won’t have to consider this because there are more than enough choices to pick from.
Once an organization has invested in a hanging weight scale, you can be sure that you’ll be able to receive appropriate support for it over the entire lifetime of the scale. Many companies are concerned that they won’t be able to get much support for a piece of equipment once the warranty runs out, and the original equipment manufacturer judges it to be obsolete on purpose.
Arlyn continues to offer legacy scale support for devices equipped with older MKE-5 Indicator technology. Granted, you’re also free to continue upgrading equipment once it’s purchased. That helps to lower the initial cost of ownership for a hanging weight scale as well as the overall cost throughout the lifetime of the scale. Those who are thinking about how much it will cost to replace a particular piece of equipment will be able to factor in this comparatively long lifespan when doing these calculations.
Best of all, you’ll more than likely to not have many reliability problems. Some people think of hanging weight scales as relatively fragile compared to other types of weighing technology. You won’t have to concern yourself nearly as much with this issue because of the durability of these scales. A little extra engineering has helped to ensure that they can hold up to a great deal of usage. In fact, they’re now offered in a number of different options that should support a great deal of different weights.
Weight Ranges for Hanging Scale Installations
Hanging weight scales generally are designed to support weights from 20 to 20,000 pounds, depending on their construction. They have been proven to be very beneficial to several different industries because of their portability, their precision, and their high quality of design. If you are in need of a high-quality, precise, portable weighing instrument, you’ll be sure to find one at Arlyn Scales at an affordable price. When you’re ready to learn more about what kind of options are available, make sure to contact us online today!