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Optimizing Productivity with Forklift Scales

How Forklift Scales Help Your Business

There’s no denying the utilitarian beauty of the forklift in an industrial or warehouse setting. Where business once used horses or brute strength, they now use forklifts to accomplish most of the major lifting. When you’re dealing with a high volume of products and materials in your specific application, you must maintain accurate weight records. Even very small variations in weight can add up to hundreds if not thousands of dollars in unaccounted-for assets, and no business needs that. All industrial, commercial, and retail operations can benefit from having a dependable and accurate forklift scale system implemented into their day-to-day operations. Fortunately, Walz Scale has been providing such a service for years now, and we’d like to be your weight solution.

How Do Forklift Scales Work?

Rather than depending on a static scale somewhere in your warehouse to weigh everything, you can outfit your forklift truck with an integrated scale system from Walz. Onboard forklift truck scales use sensors in the hydraulic system of your forklift to measure the resistance force of whatever object is being lifted. This data is used to measure the weight of the load and is displayed clearly and accurately to the forklift operator. It’s pretty straightforward, isn’t it? In most cases, your operation will want to know that when you’re selling 500 lbs of a material or product, that you’re actually transporting and delivering 500 lbs, not 490 lbs or 505 lbs. Sure, little weight discrepancies may not seem like a lot on a single order, but over time, you could find that you’ve been shorting yourself on profits or you’ve been shorting your customers on products— neither of which is good for your business. For this reason, your business application needs a forklift scale system that is accurate, dependable, durable, and reliable, and we believe that we supply a system that fits that bill.

How Forklift Scales Save You Time & Money

All of our forklift truck scale systems are designed to work in tandem with the fast-paced rhythm of your warehouse or commercial space. Our scale systems can measure accurate weights in a matter of seconds, with a real-world accuracy of about 99% or more. This accurate, real-time scale function allows you to easily record data and keep moving production along at a fast clip. Utilizing the scale on your forklift will also reduce the risk of your lift becoming overloaded and potentially causing a dangerous situation for your forklift operator and nearby workers. You’ll save additional time by not needing to take every single load that you transport with a forklift to a separate static scale to record weight measurements. This will reduce the amount of time spent on each order being fulfilled, and reduce the number of hours that you put into your forklift’s engine or battery, prolonging its lifespan.


Our Dependable Forklift Truck Scales

Walz Scale has several forklift scale solutions that can help your specific application operate to its fullest potential! Here is a brief breakdown of the onboard forklift truck scale options that we provide to our customers:

LT-100 Lift Truck Scale System

This is our basic, entry-level lift truck scale system. It performs beautifully and is very economically priced. Additionally, it is very simple to use, and can be installed quickly with an optional installation kit! We wanted to be able to offer our customers a no-nonsense, dependable forklift scale system at an affordable price, and the result was this LT-100 model. This scale has a real-world accuracy of 97% or better when it’s lifting more than 10% of the truck scale’s capacity, which is more than 100,000 lbs!

LT-200 Lift Truck Scale System

This model of forklift truck scale contains the rugged reliability of the LT-100 model, but comes with a few more fancy bells and whistles! This advanced scale system includes the ability to weigh your loads while the scale is in motion, meaning that it is not necessary to stop the forklift to get an accurate weight. The scale includes a crystal-clear digital touch-screen display, which is very intuitive and user-friendly. The typical real-world accuracy of this scale is about 98% or better. This system was specifically designed to be used in heavy-duty industrial environments.

LT-300 Lift Truck Scale System

The LT-300 is the most accurate, most heavy-duty onboard forklift scale system that we offer at Walz Scale. This advanced truck lift scale has a real-world accuracy of 99% or better and has dynamic weighing capabilities, including true weigh-in-motion technology. The display itself is constructed out of water-resistant, corrosion-proof, and shock-resistant materials, and includes a bright, easy-to-read LCD. This scale system even includes a toggle feature, meaning that it can track weight loads on multiple trucks at the same time. There are also handy functions for displaying either the current weight or the total truck weight, as well as a live-feature that keeps the weight on the display for your convenience and ease of recording. This advanced model is decked out with several more features which you can explore here, or you can contact us and speak with one of our scales experts to find out more!

Each of our scale systems also includes several optional features, such as ticket printers, machine-specific fittings, and hydraulic hoses to help with installation. Be sure to inquire about our legal-for-trade options that are available as well!

Trust Walz Scale with Your Forklift Scale Needs

All of our forklift scale systems include a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered if something goes wrong with your scale system. As a bonus to our customers, we include absolutely free shipping to any destination in the United States when you order from us online! If you have any questions at all about our quality, American-made forklift scale systems and how they can benefit your business application, please do not hesitate to contact us! One of our scales experts will provide you with knowledgeable, friendly answers, and make sure that you are well taken care of. We look forward to hearing from you!