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Used Floor Scales


Used Floor Scales for Sale

  • Floor scales are designed to be floor mounted or installed in-ground, with up to a 1,000 lb. capacity.
  • Great for weighing heavy-duty loads and other oversized objects, along with pallet loads.
  • Designed for high visibility and long-lasting use.
  • LED display can be wall mounted, and the pallet scale is mounted on a heavy steel channel support.
  • The scale floor is made out of a 3/16-inch-thick diamond plated floor.
  • Ideal for loading docks to weigh incoming or outgoing products.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used floor scales: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used  48" x 48" Pallet Scale
Used 48" x 48" Pallet Scale
  • 48" x 48" Platform
  • 5,000 lbs. Capacity
  • Includes LED Display
Used 48" x 48" Industrial Floor Scale
Used 48" x 48" Industrial Floor Scale
  • Platform: 48" x 48"
  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
  • Diamond Deck Design


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Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Floor Scales

Floor scales, or pallet scales, are a traditional weight measuring device which operates on the same principles of a counting scale, however on a much larger scale. Every shipping or receiving department should have a floor scale to keep track of the weights of palletized or bulky items for shipping purposes, or for weighing anything up to 10,000 pounds. Durable diamond plated flooring provides traction to prevent slipping by employees or lift equipment.

These scales are ideal for weighing heavy-duty loads, oversized objects, and items that are much to large for regular scales. Floor scales can be used in a range of different industries as they can be used to measure anything from chemical totes to pallets, and much more. Its durable design makes it strong enough to be used over long periods of time in the harshest environments.

Warehouse industrial floor scales are best fitted to weigh heavy-duty loads, pallets, oversized objects, and other objects that may be bulky to load onto a regular scale.


The key benefits of using warehouse floor scales in industrial settings include:

Improved accuracy and efficiency in weighing and tracking goods: Floor scales provide precise measurements of the weight of goods, making it easier to track inventory levels and ensure that the correct amount of product is being shipped or received.

Increased safety: By providing accurate weight measurements, floor scales can help prevent overloading of equipment and vehicles, which can be a safety hazard for workers and cause damage to equipment.

Reduced waste: Accurate weight measurements can help reduce waste by ensuring that the correct amount of product is being used or shipped.

Cost savings: By improving accuracy and efficiency, floor scales can help reduce labor costs and prevent costly errors in inventory management.

American Surplus has several styles of used floor scales available, with weight capacities in either 5,000 or 10,000 pounds, depending on your individual needs. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used floor scales, as well as our complete selection of used scales for any department in your facility. Call our team today at (800) 876-3736.

Advantages of Floor Scales

Warehouse floor scales offer some advantages in the context of warehouse operations. Here are some key benefits of using warehouse floor scales:

  • Accurate Weight Measurement: Warehouse floor scales provide accurate weight measurement of goods, pallets, or containers. They ensure precise determination of the weight, which is crucial for inventory control, shipping, and receiving processes. Accurate weight data helps in avoiding overloading, optimizing storage space, and complying with weight regulations.
  • Efficient Material Handling: By integrating floor scales into the warehouse workflow, materials can be weighed directly at the point of movement. This eliminates the need for separate weighing stations or extra handling steps, saving time and effort. It streamlines material handling processes, allowing for quick and efficient movement of goods within the warehouse.
  • Real-Time Inventory Management: Warehouse floor scales, when connected to a centralized inventory management system, enable real-time tracking and monitoring of inventory levels. Weight data captured by the scales can be automatically recorded, providing accurate and up-to-date information about stock levels. This facilitates inventory control, reduces stockouts or overstocks, and enables better demand planning.
  • Quality Control and Compliance: Floor scales in the warehouse help ensure quality control by verifying the weight of incoming and outgoing goods. They allow for quick checks to identify any discrepancies in weight, ensuring that correct quantities are being shipped or received. Additionally, using floor scales helps comply with weight regulations, avoiding penalties or legal issues related to inaccurate weighing.
  • Safety and Load Distribution: Warehouse floor scales contribute to safety by preventing overloading of pallets or containers. They help determine the weight distribution and ensure that loads are properly balanced, minimizing the risk of accidents or damage during material handling. Proper load distribution also protects equipment and reduces the chances of product damage.
  • Versatile and Heavy-Duty: Warehouse floor scales are designed to handle heavy loads and withstand the demands of industrial environments. They are built to endure the rigors of frequent use, heavy equipment, and harsh conditions. Additionally, floor scales come in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different types of goods, pallets, or containers, making them versatile for diverse warehouse operations.
  • Increased Efficiency and Cost Savings: By integrating floor scales into warehouse processes, efficiency is improved. Time-consuming manual weighing processes are eliminated, reducing labor costs, and improving overall productivity. Accurate weight measurement also helps optimize storage space, enabling better space utilization and reducing storage costs.
  • Integration with Warehouse Management Systems: Many floor scales offer integration capabilities with warehouse management systems (WMS) or other software applications. This allows for seamless data transfer, automated record-keeping, and enhanced visibility across the warehouse. Integration with WMS facilitates better inventory control, faster order fulfillment, and improved decision-making.
  • Durability and Longevity: Warehouse floor scales are built to withstand heavy usage and demanding environments. They are constructed with robust materials and designed for long-term durability. This ensures a reliable weighing solution that can withstand the operational demands of a warehouse for an extended period.
  • Safety Compliance: In industries with strict safety regulations, such as food and pharmaceuticals, floor scales can help meet compliance requirements. They contribute to meeting standards related to weight measurements, traceability, and quality control, ensuring adherence to industry-specific regulations.

Floor Scales Applications

Warehouse floor scales have a wide range of applications in various industries. Here are some common applications of warehouse floor scales:

  • Weighing Incoming and Outgoing Goods: Warehouse floor scales are used to accurately weigh incoming and outgoing goods, including pallets, containers, and shipments. They help verify the weight of the goods, ensuring accurate invoicing, shipping compliance, and avoiding overloading of vehicles.
  • Inventory Control: Floor scales play a crucial role in inventory management by providing accurate weight measurements of stored goods. This helps in maintaining accurate inventory records, tracking stock levels, and optimizing storage space based on weight capacities.
  • Order Picking and Packing: Warehouse floor scales are utilized during the order fulfillment process. They help verify the weight of items being picked and packed, ensuring that the correct quantity of items is included in each order. This minimizes errors, improves order accuracy, and enhances customer satisfaction.
  • Shipping and Receiving: Floor scales are commonly used at shipping and receiving docks to weigh incoming and outgoing shipments. They ensure compliance with weight restrictions, calculate shipping costs accurately, and provide necessary weight data for documentation purposes.
  • Quality Control: Warehouse floor scales contribute to quality control efforts by accurately measuring the weight of products and materials. They help identify any discrepancies in weight, ensuring that products meet the required specifications. This is particularly important in industries where weight is a critical factor, such as food processing or chemical manufacturing.
  • Bulk Material Handling: Floor scales are utilized for weighing bulk materials, such as grains, liquids, or aggregates. They help measure the weight of bulk materials during loading or unloading processes, ensuring accurate inventory control, and facilitating proper dosage or blending in manufacturing processes.
  • Hazardous Materials Management: In industries handling hazardous materials, floor scales with specialized designs are used for weighing drums, containers, or barrels. These scales are built to withstand corrosive or hazardous substances, ensuring safe and accurate weighing of hazardous materials.
  • Recycling and Waste Management: Warehouse floor scales are employed in recycling and waste management facilities to accurately measure the weight of recyclable materials or waste. They help in determining payment or charges based on weight and assist in tracking waste generation or recycling rates.
  • Manufacturing and Production: Floor scales are integrated into manufacturing processes to monitor the weight of raw materials, components, or finished products. They ensure accurate dosing or blending of ingredients, quality control, and adherence to manufacturing specifications.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Warehouse floor scales are used in transportation and logistics hubs to accurately weigh freight containers, cargo, or oversized items. This helps determine accurate shipping costs, balance loads for transport, and comply with weight regulations in the transportation industry.

Floor Scales Manufacturers

  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • Fairbanks Scales
  • Avery Weigh-Tronix
  • Pennsylvania Scale Company
  • Doran Scales
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company
  • Brecknell
  • Ohaus Corporation
  • Intercomp Company

Floor Scales are Also Known As

  • Industrial floor scales
  • Platform scales
  • Heavy-duty floor scales
  • Pallet scales
  • Freight scales
  • Weighing platforms
  • Large capacity scales
  • Shipping scales
  • Logistics scales
  • Material handling scales

Floor Scales Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How accurate are warehouse floor scales?
A: Warehouse floor scales can provide high levels of accuracy, typically within a certain percentage of the measured weight. The accuracy can vary depending on the specific model and capacity of the scale. It is important to select a floor scale with the appropriate accuracy for your weighing needs.

Q: What are the weight capacities of warehouse floor scales?
A: Warehouse floor scales come in a range of weight capacities to accommodate different loads. They can handle capacities ranging from a few hundred pounds to several tons or more. It's essential to choose a floor scale with a capacity that meets or exceeds the maximum weight you intend to weigh.

Q: Can warehouse floor scales be used in wet or harsh environments?
A: Yes, many warehouse floor scales are designed to withstand wet or harsh environments. They may be constructed with corrosion-resistant materials or feature protective coatings to ensure durability and reliable performance in challenging conditions.

Q: CCan warehouse floor scales be integrated with other systems or equipment?
A: Yes, warehouse floor scales can be integrated with other systems or equipment. They can be connected to computers, printers, barcode scanners, or warehouse management systems (WMS) to facilitate data transfer, automate record-keeping, and enhance overall efficiency and productivity.

Q: Are there portable options available for warehouse floor scales?
A: Yes, there are portable options available for warehouse floor scales. Portable floor scales are designed for easy transportation and setup in different locations within the warehouse or for mobile weighing applications. They offer flexibility and convenience without compromising accuracy or capacity.

Q: Can warehouse floor scales provide weight data in different units of measurement?
A: Yes, warehouse floor scales can typically provide weight data in various units of measurement, such as pounds, kilograms, ounces, or grams. They often offer selectable unit options to accommodate different user preferences or industry requirements.