Discover the Marsden range of industrial platform scales. Designed to simplify and streamline the weighing of large goods, in factories, warehouses and much more. Our scales are reliable, durable and easy to use, and can be found in a range of industrial settings.
Weigh beams are long steel beams, which are used to weigh large or abnormally shaped items. The beams are first placed at the desired distance apart, the item to be weighed is placed on the beams, and the indicator connected to the beams displays the weight.
What are U-frames?
U frames are designed specifically for weighing pallets. A U frame scale consists of two beams that are connected by a crossmember, fitted with a handle for portability.
What are industrial platform scales?
Industrial platform scales consist of a large steel platform, fitted with high capacity loadcells, for weighing large or heavy goods, particularly palletised goods. The platform is connected to an indicator which displays the weight reading.
Marsden’s diverse range of durable, easy to use digital platform scales come in a choice of sizes, graduations and capacities up to 5 tonnes. They are commonly used in factories, warehouses and distribution centres and goods are loaded onto the platform with a forklift.
However, ramps can be purchased so that the scales can be used with pallet trucks.
Alternatively, platform scales can be purchased as drive-thru scales. Adjustable ramps allow pallet trucks or roll cages to be rolled onto the scale, making weighing easier.
What are the benefits of platform scales, weighbeams and U frames?
1. High capacity
Platform scales are Marsden’s most popular industrial weighing scales. They are available in high capacities for weighing large heavy goods. Choose from mild steel platforms, or, for harsher environments where the scale may get wet, stainless steel.
Platform scales can be purchased with capacities up to 5 tonnes, along with weigh beams and U frames. They come as non-approved or Trade Approved scales.
2. Excellent quality
Every option in our range provides strength, durability and convenience, because pallets or large boxes can be quickly and simply placed on the platform and weighed.
For greater convenience, our platform scales can be purchased with ramps (or as low profile platform scale with ramps to create drive-thru scales). This means that pallet trucks can be rolled onto the scale so that a pallet can be weighed.
Weigh beams and U frame scales are a portable alternative to platform scales. Weigh beams and U frames can be taken to the item to be weighed rather than the other way around, with wheels and handles making it quick and easy to move them to where they are needed. Weigh beams and U frames can also be stored away when not in use.
What are trade approved scales?
Trade Approved scales are weighing scales that have been approved for obtaining the weight of an item to determine its price.
It is a legal requirement to use Trade Approved scales if the application falls into any of these categories: 1. Determination of mass for commercial transactions 2. Determination of mass for the calculation of a toll, tariff, tax, bonus, penalty, remuneration, indemnity or similar type of payment 3. Determination of mass for the application of laws or regulations; expert opinion given in court proceedings 4. Determination of price on the basis of mass for the purposes of direct sales to the public and the making-up of pre-packages.
Weights & Measures legislation has required the use of Trade Approved scales in trading for over a century, and is there to protect the customer as well as the seller. It ensures that the correct price for an item or items is quoted when that price has been based on the weight reading.
Where can I find out more?
Whatever your need - Marsden can supply it for you. If you need mild steel or stainless steel platform scale, weighbeams or a U frame, but can’t see what you’re looking for in this category, speak to our team today.
As well as our off-the-shelf industrial scales – which will usually arrive with you next day when ordered before 1pm – our UK factory can manufacture bespoke weighing scales.