8 uses for industrial hanging scales

Hanging scales accurately weigh large and heavy loads by suspending them rather than placing them on a platform. This makes them extremely useful for a variety of applications. Additionally, hanging scales are easy to transport and store. Here are eight uses for industrial hanging scales.

Weighing fish. Fishing vessels use hanging scales to measure their nets and weigh their hauls. Accurate measurements ensure their catches don’t exceed regulated limits.

Weighing fruits and vegetables. Grocery stores use hanging scales to measure the weight of fruits and vegetables. In fact, most grocers provide small hanging scales in their stores so customers can weigh their produce.

Weighing livestock and other animals. Hanging scales are useful in the agricultural industry for weighing livestock. Accurately weighing animals helps monitor their growth and allows farmers and veterinarians to detect unexpected weight changes. Using a hanging scale to weigh animals is easier and safer than getting unruly animals onto a floor or platform scale. Zoos use hanging scales for the same reason.

Weighing livestock feed. Farmers use hanging scales to weigh hay bales and feed to ensure animals get the correct amount of food. This is essential for animals on strict diets.

Weighing steel and other metals. Most metal is bought and sold by weight. Consequently, steel manufacturers use hanging scales to weigh rolls of metal before and after they’re cut. You can also find hanging scales at many scrap metal recycling yards.

Weighing mail. Postal services use hanging scales to weigh bags of mail. Weighing mailbags allow postal workers to pack mail appropriately and ensure each bag isn’t too heavy to lift.

Weighing luggage and cargo. The airline industry uses hanging scales to accurately weigh luggage to ensure items adhere to each airline’s weight guidelines.

Weighing shipping cargo. Shipyards typically use a hanging scale called a crane scale to measure containers and other large items before loading them onto ships. Shipping companies charge by weight, so accurately measuring large loads determines fair prices.

If you need a hanging scale for your operation, Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. is the place to go.

Hanging scale rental services in Calgary
At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we understand the importance of investing in a precise weight scale, especially if you need to measure large, heavy loads. Fortunately, we have a wide variety of reliable hanging and crane scales for purchase or rent. We’re sure to have the right heavy-duty scale for your Alberta business. Contact us today at our Calgary location for a free quote.

Recent News

The impact of weighing accuracy on quality control in the manufacturing industry

The impact of Weighing Accuracy on Quality Control in the Manufacturing Industry

Precision is paramount in the manufacturing industry. Every component, every material and every step must be followed to a tee to produce exceptional quality goods. That’s why weighing accuracy plays such a vital... Read More

Mastering The Best Practices for Weighing Livestock in Alberta

From sprawling cattle ranches across Alberta's vast prairies to bustling pig farms, livestock's health and productivity directly impact the province's economy and cultural heritage. Every ounce counts, and precise animal measurement isn't just... Read More
Maximizing Supply Chain Efficiency with Alberta's Digital Computing Scale

Maximizing Supply Chain Efficiency with Alberta’s Digital Computing Scale

Alberta's diverse economy thrives on efficient supply chains. From bustling farms to sprawling manufacturing plants, keeping the goods moving smoothly is critical. However, outdated weighing practices can create bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and costly errors.... Read More