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Cargo Scales

A cargo scale is a device that is used to weigh and measure the weight and size of packages and other objects. Cargo scales are often used in shipping and logistics applications to ensure that shipments are properly sized and weighted for transport.

Four Types

At American Scale, we offer four different types of cargo scales designed to meet the unique needs of various industries and applications: pancake cargo scales, ball deck cargo scales, caster deck cargo scales, and roller deck cargo scales.

Heavy Duty

Our cargo scales are designed with heavy-duty materials to withstand the demands of high-volume and heavy-weight operations.

Cargo Scales FAQs

Cargo scales are weighing systems designed to weigh large, heavy objects such as cargo containers, trucks, and other heavy equipment. They are used in industries such as shipping, logistics, and transportation to ensure that cargo is accurately weighed before it is transported.

Businesses that ship large cargo shipments can benefit from using a cargo scale. Examples of such businesses include farms, chemical plants, distilleries, construction companies, shipping companies, and retailers. Cargo scales are used to weigh shipments to ensure they comply with regulations and weight restrictions for safe transportation.

The accuracy of cargo scales can vary depending on the type of scale and the conditions in which it is used. However, most cargo scales are designed to be highly accurate, with some models capable of measuring weights down to a fraction of a pound.

There are four common types of cargo scales that can be used to easily weigh shipments. These include pancake cargo scales, ball deck cargo scales, caster deck cargo scales, and roller deck cargo scales. Each type has unique features that make them suitable for different applications, but all can handle weights up to 20,000 pounds and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. These scales are portable, customizable, and designed to make loading and unloading shipments easy.

When choosing a cargo scale, some features to consider include its capacity, accuracy, durability, and connectivity options (such as data logging and reporting capabilities).

To maintain your cargo scale, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning, maintenance, and calibration. Calibration should be performed regularly to ensure accurate measurements. Calibration can be performed using certified calibration weights or by using the scale’s builtin calibration features. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your cargo scale and ensure that it remains accurate and reliable.

What Our Customers Say

"I received a call from a gentleman at Conway Freight regarding your service at Conway in Louisville.  Apparently he was extremely impressed with the service, repairs and installations American Scale completed at the terminal.  During the years we have been doing national service, this is the first time one of the national accounts has called specifically to compliment a dealer.  He has never walked into a terminal and not called me with some issue that needs to be fixed.  He said a couple times over there was not one little thing wrong with the scales that he could find. I want to thank your for everything you have done to present because American Scale represents Rice Lake and you have made both companies look great!  The gentleman who called is also the person who controls the reweighs and scale purchases for Conway corporate.  With that said, he was impressed!"
Chris Olsen
National Accounts Service Manager, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
"We are completely satisfied with the service from American Scale and the timely response they have always given us; from first contact with sales through service technicians. We were in dire straits with our previous vendor because they left us hanging with a poor equipment design. ASC came in and fixed their mess so that we now have an operational scale that gets as much traffic per week as any quarry scale might. Once again, they have not let us down when we needed them the most and my management appreciates that level of customer service."
Mike Fields
Westlake Chemical
"I am extremely happy with American Scale and their technicians. My emails and calls are always answered in a timely manner, the technician always shows when we are told he will be here, and is dressed appropriately. If I ever have any issues, ASC is always quick to fix these and any others that arise. 100% Satisfied."
Kim Rafferty
UPS Supply Chain Solutions

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