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Welcome to our Information area. We hope you find everything that you are looking for, and that most (if not all) of your questions are answered. If anything is missing please give us a call. We would love to hear your feedback on all parts of our website, and service, so please feel free to get in touch and let us know your thoughts. We are always grateful for any suggestions on improvements we can make; meeting your needs is what we are all about!

Common Terms Explained

Trade Approved / EC Verified

Where goods charged to a customer are based on weight, the equipment needs to be certified as legal for trade usage.

Load Cell

The component that gives either an analogue or digital signal back to the indicator. 


This gives your weighing reading and offers functionality. Various levels of sophistication are offered based upon the weighing requirements.


The maximum load you can put on the scale and gain a weight reading for.  


The level of accuracy required will determine the incremental value your scale needs to weigh by.

Calibration Certificate

Certificate to show that the scale has been tested, and is weighing accurately. Traceable to National Trading Standards and usable for your audits.

Platform Scale

Often heavy duty with a 4 cell base, perfect for heavy weights. Used across multiple trades including; warehouse, industrial, steel, agriculture.

U-frames and Beams

Ideal for pallet weighing or mobile weighing uses.

Bench or Floor Scale

Multiple functions including check-weighing and counting. Many industry uses including; retail, warehouse, food. Smaller types sit on a bench or table, the larger scales sit on the floor.


Vehicle weighing scale, weigh use ranging from cars to articulated lorries. Can be floor mounted or pit mounted.

Crane Scale

Hanging scale can weigh up to multiple tonnes. Sits on crane hook to take the weight of the load. Often used in steel stockholding and foundries, and marine agriculture weighing.

Counting Scale

Used for parts counting.  Allows user to count batch of items by piece weight instead of by hand.


We hope to have a full catalogue of Scale Company demonstrations for you soon.  
In the meantime, here are links to some useful demonstrations available on YouTube.
We are updating this section all the time, so please keep checking our site.

Product manuals

We are currently compiling the manuals for this section of our website.
As more become available, they will be added.
Products are listed by manufacturer.

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