At Arlyn Scales, we sell affordable, durable, and highly accurate industrial floor scales that pallets can easily be rolled onto and weighed. Pallets are commonly used in many manufacturing, industrial and shipping facilities to transport heavy loads within the work site.
The nature of this type of business means that there must be a convenient way to weigh heavy products loaded onto a pallet each day. Since many products are bought, sold, and shipped by weight, an accurate floor scale that is well-built and easy to use directly impacts the bottom line of many industry concerns.
What Are Pallet Scales Used For?
Pallet scales and platform scales have proven to be indispensable assets in most industrial operations including weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers of product. Pallet scales are also known as floor scales since they commonly weigh pallets. A reliable floor scale will eliminate assumptions, guesswork, or margin for error when it comes to weight calculations needed to verify imported and exported goods. Arlyn Scales supplies a large range of quality platform and pallet scales to accommodate weighing a variety of weighing applications.
Pallet scales are usually configured with a predetermined weighing capacity and measurements that can readily accept standard size pallets. However, Arlyn Scales can custom build weighing platforms to suit your operations. Available in several designs, including those which feature a low height profile, our pallet scales, and floor scales are available painted, epoxy-coated, and in stainless steel.
Features to Look for In Industrial Pallet Scales
In the shipping industry, the capacity of a land, air, or sea container is of high importance to those who must transport goods long distances. Whether traveling via truck, cargo plane, or shipping vessel, the maximum transport load weight cannot be exceeded due to legal safety reasons. Many floor scales on the market are not truly equipped to handle the abuse that comes with factory floor use while maintaining their accuracy. Since they are typically expensive items and because they are integral to the daily operations at most plants, you don’t want to spend valuable time re-calibrating constantly. We take pride in supplying our clients with high-quality scales that weigh with consistently high-accuracy ideal for industrial facilities.
You want to purchase a scale with a durable stainless steel scale platform that is naturally more resistant to the effects of spills. It should also be easy to clean since stainless steel can be washed down without fear of rusting easily. Corrosive liquids such as chlorine, liquefied carbon dioxide or hydrogen, sodium hydroxide, phosphate, and caustic liquids are vital to many industrial facilities. If you routinely deal with more caustic substances, we can coat the scale platform with a special corrosive resistant epoxy for safer use. This will provide even more protection from chemicals and ensure that your scale lasts as for the long term.
Reliable and Durable
At Arlyn Scales, we also take pride in designing and manufacturing scales to meet the highest quality standards that will give you a valuable, long-lasting piece of equipment. The stainless steel construction also extends to the load cells for maximum durability. Therefore, you can roll pallet after pallet onto our industrial scales without worrying if it will become damaged. There are numerous advantages to buying our pallet scales such as:
- You can dump a heavy load, even one beyond the scale’s capacity, without worrying that the load sensors that you depend on for accurate measurements will become permanently warped and ruined.
- You can get optional ramps for either side of your floor scale, negating the need to ever raise your pallets off the ground.
- Your digital display can be made wireless, increasing safety at your plant by being able to read weights without being near to the load.
- Our display has a net/gross function to easily subtract the weight of the pallet from the actual load among many others.
Interested in Learning More About Pallet Scales for Industrial Applications?
- Arlyn Series 5200 Floor Scales is our pallet solution of choice. These scales use best of class components, including stainless steel load cells, advanced digital algorithms and welded construction coated with a special zinc rich epoxy for superior rust resistance.
- Arlyn Series 5200 Stainless Steel Floor Scales are for difficult environments that call for easy-to-use solutions. These scales use best of class components, including stainless steel construction and load cells, advanced digital algorithms and welded construction coated with a special zinc rich epoxy for superior rust resistance.
Keeping Track of Measurements Using Industrial Scales
While an industrial process is taking place, the measurements of materials being consumed and produced, or the measurements of material remaining to be processed, must be logged for future analysis. There are sophisticated and expensive systems available to do these kinds of things. For example, the most common method is to run a communication cable from a central computer to each industrial scale in use. A standard communication protocol, like an RS-232, can transfer weight data from scales to computers easily. This method isn’t always suitable for every industrial application though. For example, the computer and scale need to be close together and in the same room. It costs a lot to run cables from industrial equipment too. There are a number of electrical codes that must be followed and wiring may have to be routed through existing ceilings, walls, or other obstructions.
One way to reduce the cost is to network a number of scales and have them all connect to one computer. A multi-drop protocol, like RS-485, may be employed to do this. 1 cable is routed from scale to scale and continues on to the central data collection device. An adaptor is used to convert the RS-485 data into a standard that the computer can accept, like a USB. It is not always necessary to monitor the weight in real time.
All Arlyn Scales are available with a wide variety of industry standard communication options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB, and RS-232.
Intrinsically Safe Versions Available
For hazardous or classified environments, see Arlyn’s Intrinsically Safe ArlynGuard F Series Floor Scales equipped with FM Approved display indicator and load cell sensors.
The Arlyn Scales Difference
Arlyn Scales has over 35 years experience in meeting customer demands for products that deliver on price, functionality, quality, reliability, safety, durability and performance. Learn more about pallet scales for industrial applications by contacting Arlyn Scales via our online contact form with any questions or concerns about custom-made scales for your business.