Central Carolina Scale sells and services High
Quality Digital Floor Scales
Don't fall in the trap for the
LOW PRICE Pallet Floor Scale!
and more customers are calling us and asking for 4'x4' floor scale
systems for under $1000! Where are they hearing this from? Can
you truly get a quality 4'x4' floor scale system for that price?
OR LESS! Just take a stroll around the internet and you see all
kinds of offers.
"Floor Scale w/ Readout $810 including the
"Scale + Digital Readout $690 INCLUDING
is, the vast majority of these systems are not what they are hyped
to be. Many aren't even 4' x 4', they're 44"x44"
or 45"x48" But, yet they are intentionally marketed
to you as being 4'x4' scales? Wonder what else they're telling
you or not telling you? Have these scales gone through the rigid
requirements to be NTEP certified? Many have not ... Do
they have a long term warranty? Many do not. Ask for documentation...
even if it says 1 year or even 3 years... ask for documentation...
the fact is most of these low end systems don't even have a TRUE
1 year warranty... it's 90 DAYS. Also, who manufacturers
these cheap scales? Are they built in the US or imported by the
hundreds, & stored in a container?
only going to be using your scale every now and then or you don't
need NTEP approval or you're only going to be weighing really
light pallets ocassionally, then maybe one of these super low
priced internet floor scales would work out for you. However,
based on our years of experience (at this time we've been in business
going on 35 years) we think you're better off in the long run
buying one of our QUALITY systems. Sure, it will probably be a
little more expensive but we only try to sell QUALITY floor scales
by brand name reputable scale manufacturers that you've probably
heard of like Rice Lake, Pennsylvania, and Salter Brecknell, a
division of Avery Weigh-Tronix. These are names that you can trust.
learned over the years what brands we trust and what brands that
we stay away from. Heck some of these scales we see on the market
don't even have a "brand". Wonder who actually constructs
them or for that matter who offers and fulfills the warranty?
Plus, think about it....do you really think you're going to get
a top notch floor scale that's as good as our Roughdeck
or Pennsylvania 6600
with a long term warranty, and free shipping, all for a rediculously
Supports Work Like Rigid I-Beams
How is the scale built? Is the structure solid or will it deflect?
To minimize deflection and stress under load, the scales
structural supports should function in the same manner as I-beams;
the scales deck plate acts as the compression flange and
is connected by a vertical web to the bottom portion of the support
that functions as a tension flange. An I-beam efficiently puts
the material where it is most needed, in the top and bottom flanges.
Scale structures should be designed with that principle in mind.
Unfortuantely, many of the "internet specials" that
you see on the web don't stack up to the Roughdeck.
designs used in popular low-profile scales are shown above:
A uses double flat bar stock in a central X
with a single flat bar around the perimeter. This design
lacks intermediate supports to prevent the top plate dishing
in the triangularshaped areas, and the entire platform tends
to deflect excessively from loads placed toward the center
of one edge.
Scale B uses 2" x 2" tube supports and
is more rigid in one direction than in the other. This design
also leaves a large unsupported area at the center of the
deck prone to dishing.
The RoughDeck design is equally rigid in both directions
and provides good support to the top plate both along each
edge and through the center. Intermediate supports are added
to reduce unsupported areas that might otherwise result
in the top plate dishing under heavy point loads.
4'x4' Platform Size
Weight 390 lbs
routed through channels
Structure -- built to last!
NTEP, some NON NTEP
but not exactly... (44x44) or (45x48)
the Fine Print! in a lot of cases less!
Weight 220 lbs or less
held under scale by hooks or tape
built cheap/fast -- to sell more scales!
Call (919) 776-7737 to request
a quote on a Quality Floor Scale System!