Available for purchase, rent, or servicing & calibration.

Floor Scales

Floor scales have a large platform that is typically made of steel or concrete, and it is often used in industrial or commercial settings. They are highly accurate and can be used to weigh items that weigh up to several tons. These scales are also frequently used in shipping and receiving departments to weigh large packages.

All Sizes & Capacities

Stationary & portable, we can build a floor scale and indicator to any size or capacity limit. Send us your specifications, we will accommodate.

Quick Delivery

We stock several models that can be shipped immediately or delivered from our Louisville, KY facility to your location.

Air Cargo Scale

With its 4.5” height and safety yellow 360 degree ramps, it allows lift trucks and pallet jacks to have an easy transition at any location

See Product »

Deck Scale

The DS steel floor scale has been engineered for unsurpassed longevity and accuracy in tough industrial environments.

See Product »

ProDec Floor Scale

Available in mild and stainless steel, the ProDec floor scale is tough, accurate, affordable and suitable for most industrial weighing applications.

See Product »

Floor Scale FAQs

A floor scale, also referred to as a pallet scale or platform scale, is a type of weighing equipment that is designed to be placed directly on the floor surface. These scales are used to weigh heavy or bulky objects, such as pallets, drums, and other industrial equipment. Floor scales come in different sizes, weight capacities, and shapes to meet various industrial needs. They are commonly used in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, shipping and receiving areas, and other industrial settings.

A floor scale is an essential piece of equipment for any business that needs to weigh products or materials. There are many different types of floor scales, each designed for a specific purpose. For example, some floor scales are designed for high-accuracy weighing, while others are designed for use in tough environments such as warehouses or outdoor factories. However, all floor scales have one thing in common: they provide a quick and easy way to weigh items. In addition, floor scales can be used to calculate the weight of an entire pallet or shipment. As a result, they are an invaluable tool for any business that deals with large quantities of products.

 Common models of floor scales include platform scales, deck scales, drum scales, portable scales, and lift scales. Platform scales typically feature a flat, level surface that is designed to support heavy loads and provide accurate weight measurements. Deck scales are similar to platform scales, but are typically larger and more robust, making them ideal for industrial applications. Drum scales are used to weigh large drums or barrels, and are designed with a cradle or support system to securely hold the drum in place during weighing. Portable scales are lightweight and easy to move from one location to another, making them ideal for use in warehouses or on job sites. Lift scales are designed to work in conjunction with lifting equipment, such as cranes or forklifts, and are used to weigh heavy loads while they are being lifted.

Floor scales can be used indoors or outdoors, but be sure to protect them from the elements if using outdoors. Not all scales are weatherproof, so they should not be used in direct sunlight or rain.

A floor scale works by sensing the weight of the object placed on it and then converting that weight reading into a digital signal which is displayed on a screen or transmitted to a computer system.

Some benefits of using a floor scale include:

a. Accurate weighing
b. Increased efficiency
c. Reduced labor costs

Floor scales are typically made of heavy duty materials such as steel or aluminum, with a durable coating to protect against wear and tear.

Yes, some floor scales are designed for use in wet or hazardous environments and are made with materials that can withstand exposure to moisture, chemicals, or other hazards.

Before shopping for a floor scale, consider factors such as durability, weight capacity, size, maintenance requirements, and accuracy. It is essential to think about what will be weighed, including non standard shaped items, to ensure the scale’s suitability. It is also important to consider the cost and return on investment of the scale.

What Our Customers Say

"The American Scale technician was very thorough and we barely even noticed he was there, which is a GOOD thing! He asked multiple questions making sure he was taking care of our every need and made sure to follow up before he left, explaining our scale situation and corrections that were made. Overall the technician did a fine job. Thanks for your services."
Paul Petrowski
Orr Safety
"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
"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
"The American Scale technician was very thorough and we barely even noticed he was there, which is a GOOD thing! He asked multiple questions making sure he was taking care of our every need and made sure to follow up before he left, explaining our scale situation and corrections that were made. Overall the technician did a fine job. Thanks for your services."
Paul Petrowski
Orr Safety
"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
"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

Contact our team of experts if your equipment needs repaired, replaced, or calibrated!

Call (800) 928-5005 or fill out the form below to get started.