4 benefits of an industrial platform scale
This entry was posted on 11/07/2019.
Whether you need platform scales or not will depend on your industry and what your business does.
However, it's highly likely you will benefit from platform scales being integrated into your operations - and there are many affordable, easy to use options available.
Platform scales are perfect for heavy duty weighing and Marsden’s platform scales are strong and durable with a choice of capacities which means they can be tailored to your needs.
What are the benefits of Industrial Platform Scales?
- Suitable for a range of industries
Some users will simply want to check the weight of what comes and goes out of their facility; others will need to count the exact number of items in a consignment or need product proof of weight for transportation overseas. Industrial platform scales can be used across a range of industries, from cider makers to waste disposal plants.
- Improve workflow
With platform scales, many processes are far easier - from checking outgoing goods are the correct quantities, to ensuring productivity is high on the production lines of your factory. For example, they can be used to weigh palletised items quickly and easily (ramps/pallet truck); can be sunk into the ground as a pit mounted scale and therefore left in situ when not in use (i.e no time is required to set up the scale for each time it's used).
Check out our blog on why an industrial platform scale can improve workplace productivity.
- Help comply with regulations
The introduction of the SOLAS regulation for container weighing has meant another type of platform scale is required for goods weighing. Verified weighers can purchase the Marsden P-DI-620P-APP in order to print out data using the built-in printer. Also, multiple weights can be tallied up through the accumulation function, meaning you’ll get an exact idea of the item weights being loaded into the container.
Marsden also offers Trade Approved scales for industries where the weight is linked to the price of the scale. Industrial platform scales can also be used to weigh goods as it's loaded onto a lorry - therefore, complying with road weight limits and other weighing regulations.
The P-I-100SS-APP is a Trade Approved platform scale and is ideal for all warehouses and factory areas - and the IP65-rated indicator can be used in humid, damp or dusty environments. The indicator is splashproof and can be wiped down.
- Easily record weight data
By transferring data to a spreadsheet or database, or printing the data off using an attached printer, retrospectively referencing the weight of items and making comparisons is made easy. Recording weight may also be required to show compliance.
There are a number of Marsden platform scales with data transfer capabilities.
The Marsden P-JDI is ideal for weighing large items, has an easy to use touchscreen indicator and is available in capacities up to 3000kg.
The Marsden P-NA-JIK also comes with an optional RS-232 port, and when purchased with a Scale to PC USB Lead, weight data can be transferred to a spreadsheet or database.
Where can I find out more?
For more information on the Industrial Platform Scales in the Marsden range, call our team on 01709 364296 or contact us here.