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Forklift Scales

A forklift scale is a platform that is placed on the forks of a forklift. The purpose of the forklift scale is to weigh the load that is on the forks so that the forklift operator can ensure that the load is within the weight limit for the forklift.

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If you're looking for a reliable and user-friendly forklift scale, turn to American Scale for the best-in-class solutions.

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We have multiple models available in-stock and can promptly deliver them to your location from our Louisville, KY facility.

Forklift Scale FAQs

A forklift scale is a weighing system that is built into a forklift truck. It allows for the weighing of loads while they are being lifted and transported by the forklift. This eliminates the need for separate weighing operations and reduces the time and labor required for material handling operations.

Forklift scales are an essential piece of equipment for any business that regularly moves heavy loads. Forklift scales help to ensure that loads are evenly balanced, preventing damage to both the forklift and the load itself. Forklift scales also help to improve safety by preventing forklift from tipping over when carrying heavy loads.

A forklift scale works by using load cells and sensors to measure the weight of a load on the forklift. The weight data is then transmitted to a display unit, which can be mounted on the forklift or located in a remote location.

There are several types of forklift scales, including hydraulic, electronic, and hydraulic-electronic combination scales. Hydraulic scales use hydraulic pressure to measure weight, while electronic scales use load cells and sensors to measure weight. Hydraulic-electronic combination scales use both hydraulic pressure and load cells to measure weight.

Using a forklift scale provides several benefits that can help businesses improve their operations. 

  • Increase efficiency by eliminating the need for separate weighing operations
  • Improve accuracy by providing real time weight data during material handling operations
  • Reduce the risk of injury by eliminating the need for manual weighing methods
  • Help improve safety by providing real time weight data during material handling operations

Yes, forklift scales can be retrofitted to existing forklifts, although the process may require some modifications to the forklift.

Forklift scales come in a range of sizes, from compact scales that can be mounted on a small forklift to larger scales that can be used on heavy duty forklifts.

Yes, some forklift 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.

To choose the right forklift scale for your business needs, consider factors such as the weight capacity needed, the size of the objects to be weighed, the environment in which the forklift will be used, and the level of accuracy required. It is also important to consider the cost and return on investment of the scale.

What Our Customers Say

"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
"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 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
"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
"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 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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