Top 3 Uses For Industrial Floor Scales

Top 3 Uses For Industrial Floor ScalesArlyn Scales offers a wide selection of industrial scales in addition to an assortment of customizable options with each scale. For over 30 years, Arlyn Scales has worked to continuously improve the design, technology, and longevity of industrial scales manufactured and sold by the company. Arlyn Scales manufactures Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scales and intrinsically safe ArlynGuard F Scales.

Here are the top 7 uses for industrial floor scales: 

  1. Measure Hard-to-Lift Objects 

In industrial settings there are often extremely heavy or large objects that need to be weighed. Sometimes these objects are too big or too hefty to be manually lifted onto the weighing platform of a scale; therefore, companies utilize forklifts, pallet jacks, or small tractors to assist in the transportation of such objects.

Floor scale platforms are typically very close to the ground, which makes them ideal for loading and unloading heavy or hard-to-move objects. Floor scales usually feature small ramps to help load and unload heavy and large objects, as well. Arlyn Scales’ 5200 Large Floor Scales feature Tare, Zero, and Net/Gross functions. When a pallet jack or forklift is used to lift a heavy object onto the floor scale platform, the weight of the jack or lift can easily be subtracted from weight reading.

  1. Monitor Weight of Materials and Objects

One common use for industrial floor scales is to monitor the weight of materials and objects. One example of how floor scales are used to do this is facilities that send and/or receive shipments. They often use floor scales to ensure the appropriate amount of material is shipped or received. Plus the cost of shipping is usually based on weight; therefore, weight readings must be as accurate as possible.

Floor scales made by Arlyn Scales can have one of a multitude of connectivity options if desired. Arlyn Scales offers RS-232, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB, datalogging, and Bluetooth connectivity options. With one of these connectivity options, scale operators can easily view recorded weight readings and monitor fluctuating measurements as necessary. The information can be exported to various Microsoft programs to be analyzed, as well.

For facilities that need to monitor the amount of material in containers, such as liquid or powder, Arlyn Scales makes it possible for customers to set up automatic filling devices with industrial floor scales. Target weights are set and when the target weights are reached an alarm alerts the scale operator.

  1. Used in a Variety of Industries

Floor scales can be found being used for a multitude of purposes in various industries. For example, floor scales are often used in warehouses to measure outgoing and incoming shipments. By keeping track of weight readings, warehouses can better monitor cost-effectiveness, keep track of inventory, and alleviate safety concerns in relation to long distance transportation.

Another example of how floor scales are used is in agriculture. Floor scales are often used to measure livestock and monitor the weight of various animals. They can also be used to weigh agricultural bulk items, such as: food, fertilizers, lumbar, bamboo, hemp, flax, silk, and more.

Floor scales are commonly used in the automotive industry and can be found frequently in forge shops too. Floor scales are also used in the weight management industry. In all of these places and for every purpose it is important that floor scales produce accurate weight readings and are durable and long lasting.

Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scales 

Customers who purchase floor scales from Arlyn Scales have the option of choosing from a variety of platform sizes, including:

  • 3 feet by 3 feet
  • 4 feet by 4 feet
  • 5 feet by 5 feet
  • 4 feet by 6 feet
  • 5 feet by 7 feet
  • 6 feet by 8 feet
  • 7 feet by 9 feet

Arlyn Scales manufactures floor scales in a number of different models, which have diverse maximum capacities, readabilities, internal resolutions, and platform dimensions. The various Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scale models and specifications include:

  • Model 5-3305
    • Maximum Capacity: 5,000 pounds
    • Readability: 1 pound
    • Internal Resolution: 1 part in 500,000
    • Platform Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet
  • Model 5-4404
    • Maximum Capacity: 2,500 pounds
    • Readability: .5 pounds
    • Internal Resolution: 1 part in 500,000
    • Platform Dimensions: 4 feet by 4 feet
  • Model 5-4405
    • Maximum Capacity: 5,000 pounds
    • Readability: 1 pound
    • Internal Resolution: 1 part in 500,000
    • Platform Dimensions: 4 feet by 4 feet
  • Model 5-4405 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Model 5-5510
    • Maximum Capacity: 10,000 pounds
    • Readability: 2 pounds
    • Internal Resolution: 1 part in 500,000
    • Platform Dimensions: 5 feet by 5 feet

The platforms on Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scales are 2.8-inches high, which makes for easy loading and unloading. Floor scales made by Arlyn Scales can have a maximum capacity of up to 20,000 pounds.

Aluminum or Stainless Steel Construction

Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scales can be made from aluminum or stainless steel construction. Floor scales made from aluminum are lightweight and easy to transport if necessary. When they’re not being used, aluminum floor scales can be folded and turned on the side for easy storage to save floor space. A floor scale constructed with an aluminum or steel platform is suitable for a general industrial environment.

ArlynGuard F Scales

For industrial environments that deal with corrosive or hazardous materials, customers should consider purchasing intrinsically safe floor scales. Arlyn Scales’ ArlynGuard F Scales are made from stainless steel and are prepared to withstand harsh elements, such as flammable or explosive fumes, liquids, or high concentrations of dust.

Examples of materials commonly measured on floor scales include: agrichemicals, fertilizers, petrochemicals, solvents, gas derived products, pesticides, paint products, battery components, gunpowder, and metal treatment materials.

ArlynGuard F Scales are ideal for waste management and agricultural locations.

Additional Scale Features

Floor scales manufactured by Arlyn Scales feature 4 heat-treated stainless steel load cells instead of 1 load cell. The 4 load sensors are bolted into protection pockets in the frame of the scale. Compared to aluminum or steel load cells, stainless steel load cells are able to receive extremely high capacity loads without being damaged and maintain a higher level of accuracy.

Floor scales are susceptible to damage from heavy equipment used to lift objects onto them. When industrial scales are scratched they will eventually rust and are more vulnerable to corrosion; therefore, Arlyn Scales applies a 3-part zinc rich epoxy coating to floor scales. A glass filled epoxy coating is also available for additional protection.

Arlyn Series 5200 Large Floor Scales feature a large LCD display, which is water-resistant, easy to install, and provides easy-to-read graphics.

Contact Arlyn Scales For More Information About Industrial Floor Scales 

To learn more about floor scales manufactured by Arlyn Scales or to view Arlyn Scales’ entire collection of industrial scales, visit our website today. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff with any questions or comments by calling 800-645-4301 or fill out our online contact form.