Shop our range of bench and floor scales, ideal for a range of environments where smaller weights are required and the operator needs to be close to the scale. Our bench scales are expertly designed and manufactured in the UK with the highest precision and accuracy for ultimate reliability.
A bench scale is a robust but often portable weighing scale used in a variety of applications. Bench scales are typically used for weighing smaller items and are designed to be used on a worktop or bench - hence the name bench scales.
Compact bench scales can be used where space is limited, whilst providing highly accurate readings in rugged industrial environments.
Our extensive range includes bench scales for just about any application or environment. Our IP rated scales offer various levels of protection against dust and water. Trade Approved bench scales are also available.
What is a Trade Approved scale?
Legally, if the scale is used for buying or selling goods based on weight, it must be Trade Approved.
A Trade Approved scale has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard. The Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) directive was introduced to protect the customer. It states six weighing situations where Trade Approved scales must be used, including ‘determination of mass for commercial transactions'.
Trade Approved scales are rigorously tested by an EU Notified Body, providing assurance to the user that the scales are accurate, reliable and deliver repeatable weight readings.
What does the IP rating mean?
Many Marsden bench scales carry an IP rating. The IP rating refers to the scale’s level of protection. The first digit (e.g ‘6’) refers to the scale’s protection to dust. The second digit (e.g ‘5’) denotes the protection against water and other liquids.
IP65 rated scales are protected against moisture when wiped down with a damp cloth.
IP67 scales are splashproof and have protection against moisture, and can withstand being washed down.
IP68 scales are waterproof and can survive much more punishing environments - including being submerged in a bucket of water. Find out more about IP Ratings.
Which bench scale is best for me?
Marsden bench scales are suitable for a huge range of industries. You’ll find our bench scales in warehouses, factories, fish markets, bakeries, breweries, food retailers, hospitals, on farms and more.
Featuring capacities of up to 300kg and weighing accuracy of 0.005g, Marsden's bench scales are able to meet just about any need. No matter what your budget, we provide bench scales that are high quality and built to last.
Our most popular bench scale is the B-100. A highly versatile stainless steel scale with a waterproof casing and accuracy to 0.2g. It is commonly used by fishmongers, breweries and food factories where it’s likely to get wet and require regular washing down to keep it hygienic.
Our Trade Approved bench scales include the premium, IP68-rated Digi DS-673SS with its stainless steel casing and high accuracy weight results. Also Trade Approved is the high capacity bench scale 150kg HSS stainless steel bench scale, ideal for wash down environments where the scale may get wet or dusty.
For help with choosing the right bench scale, take a look at our buyer’s guide.
Where can I find out more?
Marsden has been supplying accurate weighing equipment to British industry for more than 90 years. Each bench scale can be viewed by clicking on the images above. Find out more information about any Marsden bench scale by calling 01709 364296 or contacting us today.