Many manufacturing industries rely on industrial weighing instruments and scales of all sizes to manage their daily business. Manufacturers use various scales to weigh items throughout the production process: from inventory of raw materials, batching and blending products on assembly lines, packaging finished goods, quality control inspection to final shipments leaving a plant.
All Scales Serve a Specific Need
Weighing instruments, such as scales, can be used for many purposes. One of the more common scales used in the shipping process are floor scales. Thanks to advances in technology, top quality floor scales are now connected to computers to deliver accurate readings immediately and keep files updated with pertinent data. Scales can interface to weighing instruments in PCs, PLCs and DCS systems to deliver precise weight data into the manufacturing system.
Industrial Floor Scales
Industrial floor scales are a big investment and a necessary piece of equipment for many businesses. If you own or manage a business that has a warehouse, factory or distribution center and require a floor scale, there are many things to consider when you are ready to make that important investment.
One of the most important considerations is durability. In this area, you get what you pay for. A rugged, sturdy floor scale will easily last a decade. Four matched load sensors on each corner eliminates the need for corner adjustment and potentiometers in the junction box, allowing a sensor to be replaced without calibration. Accessories like ramps and pit frames make it easy to drive on or off a floor scale with a forklift. An indicator column with a local weighing instrument, such as a digital weight indicator, makes the floor scale convenient for the operator. An important option is a lift deck scale that opens for easy wash down, often required in the food or chemical industries.
Trust the Expert
Seek out experts who can take the guesswork out of scale selection for you. Let them help you determine your needs and work within your budget to deliver a product that meets or exceeds your expectations. If your business is expanding and your manufacturing capabilities are growing, you might want to consider your business on a larger scale, so to speak.
Hardy Process Solutions manufacture scales with high commercial accuracy and reliability in mind. They offer innovative solutions including vibration elimination, weightless scale calibration and systems with built-in diagnostics. Unlike many industrial floor scales on the market, Hardy floor scales do not rely on the use of heavy test weights for calibration. Their scales are easy to install, configure, operate and maintain.
All businesses are different and every industry has unique needs. Hardy Process Solutions takes the time to help manufacturers and processors evaluate their current and future weighing needs, to determine which systems are right for their particular business. This leads to cost savings, improved productivity and a greater return on investment.