Automatic storage weights are used for measuring pourable cargo. This can be done while loading, unloading or moving the cargo between storage containers.
Truck scale is intended for weighing of commercial transportation, mainly to determine the weight of the freight. In order to determine the weight of the freight, the vehicle is often weighed twice - first with the freight, and then - without.
Scale set for container weighing consists from two platforms with surface dimensions 3000x1500mm, maximum capacity for each platform is 25 000 kg. Total maximum capacity for container weight is 50 000 kg and division 20kg.
Platform scales are used for weighing a multitude of large objects. The electronic platform scales consist of a metal platform, that can be rectangular, U shaped or beam shaped, as well as electronics like an indicator and sensors.
Floor scales are weights that are placed on the floor, but do not have a large platform. The most common maximum weight for these scales are up to 150 kg. When working with scales with a lower maximum weight, one has to be careful with their placement to ensure a precise measurement.
Hydraulic carts with scales are a mobile construction which helps to speed up the weighing process. The scale sensors are built into the forks of the cart and connected to the indicator. The indicator itself is powered by a battery, which ensures a lenghty work time.
Large scales specially built for weighing of all kinds of animals. They are useful for all sorts of professions that involve work with animals, from farmers to vets. It is possible to construct and produce scales specifically for your individual needs.
Bench scales are scales which only display the weight, unlike the retail scales where price is shown in addition, or counting scales where the ammoun of equal details is shown. Bench scales are usually III class, because with a higher precision they would be considered a laboratory scale.
Retail scales are used when selling a weighable product to the customer, as well as when the product is marked and packed. The average maximum weight for these scales is up to 15kg, but scales with a higher maximum weight limit are also available.
Counting scales are electronic scales with a function for counting of identical items. The weighing and counting of the items happens by placing a known quantity of items on the platform and entering their count.
High precision scales for mass measurements are used for ensuring the technological processes in different manufacturing areas, control and scientific laboratories and jewlery stores.
Moisture analyzers are special, high precision laboratory scales that allow to measure the ammount of moisture within a sample in a matter of minutes. The precision of some moisture analyzers match that of the anayltical balances.
Medical scales are intended for use by professionals in healthcare establishments - clinics, hospitals and private practices. The scales can differ depending on their intended use. There are table scales for weighing infants as well as floor scales for weighing adults.
Hopper scales are used to get a precise ammount of an item from its container. The product is constantly located on these scales and by entering a mass, the scales let a precise mass of the product to be retreived from its container.
In crane scales, the object that is weighed is not placed upon a platform, but weighed after getting hanged into a hook. The crane scales differ in their maximum weighing capacity, readout and the fuctions of the remote. The scales can feature either an LED or an LCD display.
Our company offers to build scales into all sorts of machines - front loaders, trucks and forklifts. Many manufacturers offer these sorts of machines with already built-in systems, while some allow to modify or build in these systems later on.
Currently the most widespread are electronical scales, but the mechanical scales are usually not even on offer anymore. The most important scale paramaters are their maximum weighing capacity and the value of division, as well as the size of the scale platform. Of course that the price of the scale is also a factor, however the concordance with the required paramaters should come first.
Depending on the enviorment where the scales will be used, they can have different levels of protection from moisture. There are scales that are explosion-proof and that are with ATEX certificates. Electronic scales have a wide variety of functions, but the most widely distributed one is the Tare function. Mechanical scales had no such function. Electronic scales are regulated and tested with weights in the place of their setup. Some people are surprised that the scales must be regulated and adjusted because of the earth attraction force and free acceleration is different in different places of the planet. It usually depends on the lattitude of the earth. In Latvia, the free acceleration is g=9,816 m/S 2, but nearby, in Finland, it is g=9,8219. This must be taken into account when purchasing scales. If the decleration of conformity for the scales has been issued far away from their place of use and the g that is shown in the decleration differs from the one in their place of use, the scales must be adjusted. Of course these changes are not great and they must be taken into account mostly when dealing with high precision laboratory scales. There also tend to be different voltages and electrical outlets around the world, in some countries don't use kilograms as a measurement unit. These things must be paid attention to, when purchasing scales in different countries.
If the scales are intended to be used in commerce - it should be first checked if they require verification and a certificate of conformity, or is a calibration certificate enough. A calibration certificate can be made for any scales, without any limitations. A calibration certificate can be used if the scales are only used in some inbetween part of the manufacturing process. For the scales to be verified and used in a reglamanted metrology sphere - the scales must have labels that indicate their conformity with the sertificates and requirements. The scales must be verified if they are used for measurement of mass in commerce, to calculate tariffs, taxes, compensations and other such payments: for the measurement of mass in different cases, as well as for things like an expert's evaulation in a court trial, body mass measurement in healthcare and to observe the physical development of patients, diagnose illnesses and to manufcature medicine after a recepie, for the mass measurement and calculation in trade and packaging. One of the labels, commonly found in catalogues is the 'M' symbol. This label must be on the scale, together wih the number of the year when the first verification happend. Also there must be the number of the laboratory which made the first verification.