Platform Scales for Veterinary Use
Platform Scales are used to broadly describe weighing scales that have larger weighing surfaces than those found on a typical bench. The weight indicators 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 case mounted on a pillar.The benefits of using a larger weighing platform, is that much larger items can be weighed easier.
Digital weighing scales such as the GFK and GBK bench checkweighing scale 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 with a built in weighing scale. Wash-down fully stainless steel versions can also be provided, these are ideal for use in the food, vet and pharmaceutical industries where hygiene is critical and the environment needs to be cleaned.
Inscale's range of platform scales can be used effectively as animal scales, with many of our veterinary scales coming complete with dynamic weighing options that are specifically designed with animal weighing in mind. Platform scales are perfect for weighing small to medium-sized pets such as dogs, especially the wash-down variety.
Platforms come in various sizes and capacities, please contact us if your require help when selecting the right platform scale for your needs!
£475.00 (Ex.VAT)Max Capacity Range 1000kg to 3000kg
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.
Most suitable for weighing medium-sized pets and animals such as dogs, lambs and zoo animals.
RRP £870.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 30kg to 150kg
The SC Series of platform washdown scales is the middle level of a three tiered wet area scale selection offered by A&D. Perfect weighing scale for harsh environments and suitable for use in food production and commercial retail warehouses. The SC range of platform scales is fully UK trade approved for selling products by weight.
RRP £560.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 30kg to 150kg
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.
RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 1000g to 30kg
The SK-WP range of stainless steel scales manufactured by A&D weighing. SW are durable stainless steel scales that can easily fit on small workbenches and worktops in commercial shop environments. Suitable for use in coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets. SW-WP scales are UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.
RRP £1,765.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 6000g to 150kg
The popular SW washdown scale series is a basework, indicator and complete scale range with a protection level of IP-69K. Ideally suited for the harshest environment where even good quality waterproof devices are found wanting. Suitable for regular high pressure hosing and cleaning.
RRP £530.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 3000g to 150kg
The Kern DS Platform Scale is a multi-functional weighing machine with an IP65 rated display. With its freely programmable weighing units, as e.g. for the length of strings in g/m, density in g/cm³, paper weights in g/m², etc. it can be used excellently for the determination of weight for paper or in the textile industry for the determination of the length of strings.
£59.00 (Ex.VAT)Max Capacity Range 180kg to 180kg
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.
RRP £150.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 6000g to 300kg
The CPWplus platform scale is a multi-purpose compact weighing 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.
Includes a wide range of platform sizes: Smaller platforms can be used to weigh sacks of grain or produce, whilst larger platforms are suitable for weighing small farm animals such as lambs and goats.
RRP £2,365.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 30kg to 100kg
A&D's GP range of industrial precision balances feature high weight capacities and are suitable for use in hostile environments. With IP65 level protection, durable stainless steel housing and a column mounted indicator the GP is ideal for working with products that produce spills or debris, Suitable for commercial warehouses, manufacturing plants and industrial factory environments.
RRP £1,925.00 (Excl.VAT)Max Capacity Range 12kg to 102kg
These are high capacity balances suitable for use in hostile environments. With IP65 level protection and a column mounted indicator the GP is ideal for working with products that produce spills or debris. Features capacities up to 101kg.
Platform Scales Help
Q: How do platform scales work when weighing animals?
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.
As vet scales, platform scales utilise dynamic weighing options that can take a force exerted by an animal on the weighing pan and calculate an average weight over a certain time period or relative impressions, thus helping to record an accurate weight for the animal.