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Platform Scales

Platform Scales are a term used to broadly describe weighing scales that have larger weighing surfaces than those found on a typical bench. The weight indicator often tends to be separate from the platform, or weighing surface, enabling the indicator to stand to one side out of the way, mounted on the wall, or as in some cases, mounted on a pillar.

Platform scales such as the GBK and the GFK checkweighers can be used without the pillar assembly and can also be used on work benches, they do not have to be used on the floor. The larger platform scales are used for pallet weighing typically in warehouses or dispatch departments, some variations can be pit mounted (lowered into the floor) enabling pallet or fork lift trucks to stand on them with the items being weighed. A lower cost version of this is the pallet truck scale with a built in weighing scale.

The benefits of using a larger weighing platform, are that much larger items or greater amounts of products can be weighed with ease. Warehouse operatives can also weigh pallets of products in units without the need to unpack and weigh products individually.

Larger platforms such as Adam's PT can be combined with Adam weight and counting indicators for enhanced weighing applications such as checkweighing, parts counting, accumulation and percentage weighing. The PT comes with a durable, mild steel construction and non-slip surface for added stability, perfect for use in distilleries, engineering and manufacturing warehouses when weighing machinery parts, containers and barrel drums.

Water-resistant, fully stainless steel versions of our platform scales can also be provided, these are ideal for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries where hygiene is critical and the environment needs to be cleaned.

Our platforms come in various sizes and capacities, we also offer several UK trade approved platform scale models for selling products by weight. Please do not hesitate to contact us for recommendations.

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    £475.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    1000kg to 3000kg
    Readability Range
    0.2kg to 1kg

    PT platform scales are large heavy duty scales designed for weighing pallets, crates and large containers in busy industrial warehouse and factory environments. Manufactured by Adam Equipment with durable diamond-plate steel surface, adjustable levelling feet and up to 3000kg weight capacity. PT platforms are compatible with all Adam count and weight indicators for performing checkweighing, parts counting and dynamic/ animal weighing.

    Large industrial platform floor scale ideal for large and oversized items.

  2. £189.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    60kg to 600kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 50g

    The Inscale IFS Floor Platform Scale comes with a Stainless Steel Checkweighing Indicator (IWI- IP68 waterproof) rated ideal for industrial type environments. This scale is suitable for use in large-scale factory manufacturing and automotive engineering.

    Inscale's new heavy-duty scale with durable steel weighing pan. Large, durable platform floor scale suitable for checkweighing and counting large machinery parts.

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    £59.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    180kg to 180kg
    Readability Range
    50g to 50g

    Inscale's IPS parcel scale is a cheap, digital scale perfect for weighing post, parcels and packages. The scale can weigh in both lbs and kg and comes in a single capacity of 180kg with a plate size of 380 x 280mm base. The display is wall mountable away from the base for easy positioning anywhere.

    The perfect choice for home and small businesses that need to weigh boxed items before posting.

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    £108.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £150.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 300kg
    Readability Range
    2g to 100g

    The CPWplus platform scales are a multi-purpose compact scale, used for many every day applications, such as parcel weighing, but increasingly very popular with diet clubs and individual weighing, due to the light weight and portability of the scale.

    Suitable for weighing parcels, boxes and crates in commercial warehouse environments.

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    £59.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    180kg to 180kg
    Readability Range
    50g to 50g

    The Inscale IPS platform Floor or Bench Parcel scale comes in a single capacity of 180kg and has a plate size of 380 x 280mm base. The display is wall mountable away from the base for easy positioning anywhere. Supplied with UK mains adapter. Easy to use simple weighing with optional weighing units in Kg or lbs.

  6. £448.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £560.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    30kg to 150kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 20g

    The SE washdown platform scale manufactured by A&D weighing. SE scales feature robust stainless steel platforms ideal for weighing tasks in food production and commercial retail. Affordable and durable scale, suitable for use in any factory or warehouse environment. The SE range of platform scale is fully UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

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    £330.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £465.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    8000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 10g

    Adam Equipment Warrior washdown scales are grade 304 stainless steel, IP-66 rated washdown scales well-suited to food production, laboratory, industrial and other harsh environments. Durable and dependable, the Warrior makes for an effective waterproof weighing scale without the risk of internal damage to the scale interior.

    Wide selection of bench and floor scales models available to suit almost any commercial weighing application.

  8. £840.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    50kg to 300kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 100g

    The Kern SFB Stainless Steel Platform Scales offer a high level of protection being IP65 rated, these scales are made from Stainless Steel making these plaform scales a good choice for the food industry and other wet environments.

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    £265.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £375.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    60kg to 600kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 100g

    Adam Equipment's GFK Floor Checkweighing Scales offer speed, performance and value. The GFK offers all the features needed for weighing, check weighing with LED limit indicators and parts counting applications with fully selectable sample or unit weight. Durable build for a variety of industries the GFK can meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial, medical applications.

    Large, UK trade approved floor scale ideal for checkweighing crates and pallets of products to be sold in units.

  10. £161.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £185.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 300kg
    Readability Range
    0.20.5g to 50.1kg

    The Kern DE platform scales come in various capacities up to 300kg and various platform base sizes. An easy read LCD display and Stainless steel top make this a simple to use platform scale.

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Platform Scales Help

Q: How do platform scales work?

A: Without going into depths about how a scale works, platform scales broadly come in two types, first is a single cell base where a load cell is mounted between two frames and the load is applied to one side of the cell. This can sometimes be referred to as a cantilever type. The other type is basically a load cell mounted in each corner of the platform base and the weight applied is measured by the sum of the load cells. There are advantages and disadvantages with each method, but cost has an impact on the designs.

Q: How to calibrate a platform scale?

A: Platform scales need to be calibrated externally using OIML approved calibration weights. Larger weighing platforms require the use of block calibration test weights with higher masses, whilst platform bench scales with lower resolution may use standard calibration weights.

To calibrate a platform scale, navigate to the calibration mode within the user interface of your scale or weight indicator model (we recommend referring to the manual for your particular model if you are unsure. Larger platforms may need to be connected to weight indicators via an RS-232 cable in order to complete calibration). From here, add calibration weights to the weighing pan one at a time and then remove, checking that the mass of the calibration weight reads correctly on the scale or indicator display. You will need to repeat this process 4-5 times working in descending order (e.g 50g, 20g, 10g, 5g, 2g) to complete the calibration procedure.

Q: Which platform scale would you recommend for working with machinery?

A: The type of platform scale you should use will depend on a couple of things:

  • 1) The size and weight of the items to be weighed.
  • 2) The amount of surrounding space.
  • 3) Which weighing application you need.

If you regularly weigh large amounts of small screws, tools or parts, or wish to count these individually to ensure that you have the correct amount, you may consider a smaller platform scale with checkweighing and parts counting features such as Inscale's IFS platform scale.

If you work in a shipping warehouse and weigh large machinery items by the crate load, you will need a larger platform scale with checkweighing features, such as the Adam PT combined with a GK indcator. A suitable checkweighing platform scale will ensure the weight of each crate is consistent and meets the pre-set weight value before dispatch.

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