Accurate measurements are essential for many industries, commercial establishments and retail outlets. There are different weighing machines used to measure weight and one of them is floor scales. They are called floor scales because they are usually placed on the floor and principally used to weigh heavy objects. Of all weighing scales, the largest and most durable weighing machines are floor scales. It can handle even several tons of weight.
The standard floor scales have the flat and wide areas to facilitate placing tons of weights. The scales are usually made of the strong stainless steel or welded steel or aluminum materials to prevent corrosion. For rugged use and highly corrosive environment, stainless steel is used in the construction of floor scales. Aluminum is used where greater portability is needed because aluminum is lighter than steel.
A floor scale is an extraordinarily useful and highly versatile weighing machine that comes in various models, sizes and capacities. A floor scale meant for commercial generally carries the certified trade mark on it. This is necessary to let customers know the weighing scales are manufactured and tested in accordance with national standards for weights and measures as specified by National Type Evaluation Program or NTEP. The NTEP certified floor scale provides precise weight measurement and this is crucial for any commercial transaction where the product is charged on basis of its weight.
The large scale industries use the bigger and heavier models, while the smaller ones are used in retail outlets and small shops. One popular model is the small portable floor scale known as the bathroom weighing scale. This is used at home to monitor the body weight of the family members. This is helpful for family member who are dieting to regularly monitor their weight.