Firstly, they are refreshingly robust.
Indeed, Pallet truck weighing scales are built to last. Largely damage resistant, the mild steel forks and heavy-duty load cells found in most designs allow for years of weighing. What would otherwise be considered oversized loads can be managed by these scales, some of which can accommodate up to 2000kg.
While annual calibration is important, your pallet truck weighing scales should endure for years.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of pallet truck scales is their mobility. Great time can be saved weighing something and moving it in a single sequence, something accompanying wheels allow for. This is not possible with static platform scales, which, though highly accurate, lengthen the time taken to oversee stock checks and the like.
In combining a typical forklift action with a heavy-duty weighing scale, the pallet option creates a perfect hybrid. Also, with battery life reaching up to 70 hours, they are highly efficient.
3. Reduced Costs
By the same token, pallet truck weighing scales reduce the need for manpower. Indeed, a single person can operate these scales – following a tutorial – freeing up others to complete tasks elsewhere in the warehouse or business at large. Fewer staff means less expenditure for business owners, who welcome the cost-savings.
It’s important to note that, while accurate, not all pallet truck scales are trade approved. If you’re looking to sell goods based on weight, it’s essential you purchase those meeting this criteria. Failing that, platform scales are a safe alternative.
Generally speaking, however, most pallet truck scales are accurate to within 1kg. A handful, including the Marsden PT-500, are within 500g. This puts them among the most reliable scales on the market and brings reassurance to those depending on them.
5. Easy to Operate
We’ve already highlighted how pallet truck scales lessen the need for a team of people to handle stock checks. This is due in part to just how easy the machinery is to operate.
A large handle and zero pivot rotation capability allow for maneuverability in even the tightest spaces, while large backlit LCD displays provide consistent readings. No special license is required to ‘drive’ this vehicle, nor extensive training, meaning anyone working in a warehouse can perfect the art quickly and safely.