Not every weighing application is the same and neither is the environment in which objects are measured. So why would every industrial scale be the same as the next one? The fact is they’re not. There are many industrial scales in existence—different styles, different sizes, and different materials used to make them.
When shopping for an industrial scale, it’s up to you to determine what kind of scale is the absolute best solution for your specific weighing application. For example, what do you want to weigh? How do you want to weigh it? How much do you want to weigh? What is the environment that the scale will be in like?
Knowing all of this information in addition to what type of scales are available out there will help you determine which scale is the right scale for you to buy.
Find Out What Kind Of Scale Is Right For You
First, pinpoint what you’re going to be weighing. Are you going to weigh liquids or solids? Are you going to place heavy items, like drums, on the scale platform with a forklift or are you looking to purchase a small scale to weigh tiny and lightweight objects? Once you know what you want to weigh, then you can consider what kinds of scales might be right for you.
The Types Of Scales Out There
You have the option of choosing from a wide array of industrial scale options, such as: floor scales, platform scales, drum scales, crane scales, Ultra Precision Scales, and many more. Additionally, these scales are manufactured to hold different weight increments and are made from a variety of materials depending on what kind of environment the scale will be kept in. Knowing the type of materials and objects you want to weigh, in addition to how much of the product you want to weigh, will help determine the scale that is the best option for you.
A floor scale is a great tool for measuring large loads that are too hefty to be lifted on the scale by hand. Most floor scales are equipped with on and off ramps that allow efficient loading and unloading. Floor scales are well suited for industrial environments like warehouses and factories.
Arlyn Scales manufactures a number of floor scales in various sizes and capacities, so whatever your need, we definitely have the machine for you. Every one of our scales is simple to use, guarantees accurate results and is suitable for tough environments—some more so than others.
Our scales are available for purchase in steel, stainless steel, corrosion resistant and intrinsically safe options. Each scale is top of the line and Arlyn Scales can ship you your new scale straight from the factory, which means you get a great price.
Arlyn Scales’ ArlynSeries 5200 Floor Scales are all equipped with stainless steel load cells, advanced digital algorithms and have welded construction that is coated with a special zinc rich epoxy for to prevent rust.
Platform scales are popular in the airline industry and commercial laundry businesses. This is the most commonly used scale in the manufacturing and agriculture industries because it is the perfect scale for weighing large objects that aren’t incredibly hard to lift or wheel up onto a platform. Perhaps a platform scale is the type of scale that your business needs.
Arlyn Scales makes and sells quality industrial platform scales for every requirement your business may have. We sell platform scales in a variety of sizes ranging from 20” x 27” to 48” x 48”.
We offer steel and aluminum platform scales, as well as intrinsically safe platform scales for hazardous environments. Each scale is manufactured for easy use. Equipped with 1” high graphics digital display and swivel mount, pushbutton functions for automatic and keyboard tare with 450 memory locations, and multiple units conversion, the price of our aluminum platform scale begins at $699 and the starting price of our stainless steel platform scale is $999.
Our stainless steel platform scales utilize industry standard technology and stainless steel load cells that allow the scale to endure tough environments while maintaining accuracy. Internal resolution is 1 part in 500,000 and weight resolution up to .1 pounds.
Most standard drum scales are built to accommodate 55-gallon drums and a common platform size for drum scales is 20-inches by 27-inches. ArlynScales manufactures drum scales in the following platform sizes:
- 20-inches by 27-inches
- 30-inches by 30-inches
- 36-inches by 36-inches
The most popular platform size for drum scales that Arlyn Scales makes is 36-inches by 36-inches, but the platform size you choose depends on how you plan on transporting drums onto the scale platform. For example, if drums are going to be rolled by hand onto the scale platform, then a standard 20-inches by 27-inches should be fine. But, if you are going to utilize a drum cart or other wheeled device to move drums onto a scale platform, then the platform needs to be big enough to accommodate the wheelbase of the cart.
At Arlyn Scales, we offer three crane scales to meet your needs. We always advise our customers to choose the scale that has a maximum capacity of close, but still heavier than your largest load. That way, you’ll be more than satisfied with your scale of choice.
- ARC-2500– offers a maximum capacity of 2,500 lbs., and a 0.5 lb. resolution.
- ARC-5000 – offers a maximum capacity of 5,000 lbs., and a 1 lb. resolution.
- ARC-10000 – offers a maximum capacity of 10,000 lbs., and a 2 lb. resolution.
Ultra Precision Scales
Arlyn’s series of Ultra Precision Scales encompass the new technology, which is unlike Strain Gage and Magnetic Force Restoration scale technologies in all the best ways. Ultra Precision Scales are available in a range of maximum capacity and readability combinations. For example, maximum capacities for Ultra Precision Scales range from 5 pounds to 1,000 pounds. The readabilities delivered by Ultra Precision Scales are within 0.00005 pounds, depending on the maximum capacity of the scale.
Customize Your Industrial Scale With Arlyn Scales Today
As you can see there are a variety of scales that can be purchased from Arlyn Scales. You can learn more about all of the scales Arlyn Scales manufactures by visiting our website. Be sure to check out the selection of add-on options and upgrades Arlyn offers for all of our scales.
If you have questions and would like to talk to a member of Arlyn Scales’ knowledgeable and friendly staff, then do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Customers can reach Arlyn Scales’ team by calling 800-645-4301 or by filling out our online contact form. We are happy to assist with any questions or concerns you might have.