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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

"The technicians that come here are great! The best thing is that they know exactly where everything is and are familiar with all the staff. Most important is this service is one of the few that I don't have to monitor or call, as it is always automatic for them."
John Hans
Airbase Services
"I am pleased to say that the technicians with American Scale are always punctual and very professional during all their visits to our plant. I am very satisfied with their service."
Bill Wood
Tyson Foods
"There is nothing negative I can say.  American Scale addresses our critical scale breakdowns in less than 24 hours, they don't quit until the job is done, they are knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, helpful with suggestions, willing to do anything for us, build in efficiencies, minimize disruptions to our production, etc., etc. To sum it up, my confidence in American Scale only grows stronger and stronger. I couldn't ask for a better rapport with a company than what I have with American Scale. My expectations continue to grow, and American Scale meets them."
Shannon Miller
Red Spot Paint & Varnish

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