You were so excited to hop on the internet and find a new scale for your personal or professional use, but your excitement vanished quickly once you saw the abundance of options out there. 

Does that sound like you? If so, you have nothing to worry about as we will discuss the different types of scales in this post. We will focus more on applications so you can find something that’s a good fit for you. 


Scale Types and Their Applications


With a focus on application, here’s a good overview for some of the most common types of weighing scales out there: 


1. Crane Scales


Crane scales work by suspending the load in the air using a crane. These machines are ideal for weighing heavy loads in industries and factories. Crane scales typically support a capacity of 5000 pounds or more.


If you’re looking for something that can handle up to 20,000 lbs of weight, then you should check out the Adam Equipment IHS 20a IHS Crane Scale

2. Bench Scales


Bench scales are quite versatile in their applications as you can find them anywhere from grocery shops to small offices to even massive factories.


These machines are easy to use and relatively inexpensive, with a focus on intermediary weights ranging from 5lb to 300lb. While there are a variety of models out there, one common feature is that they all sit on top of a counter so they can connect to any nearby computers and printers. 


Bench scales are commonly used to weigh foods like candies, dry fruits, vegetables, meats, and others in grocery stores. Some businesses also use them to weigh ingredients in production. 


To check out all the bench scales we have in store, please visit this page


3. Jewelry Scales


As made obvious by the name itself, these scales are used for weighing jewelry. Naturally, absolute precision is necessary when you’re handling gold, diamonds, gemstones or any precious metals. 


While these scales are primarily targeted at sellers, it’s a good idea to get one if you’re buying jewelry. We have jewelry scales from many reputable brands in our store


4. Health Scales


Many types of scales fall under the category of health. Those include:



As these are targeted for a specific application, let’s move on to the next one. 


5. Checkweighing Scales


These scales are used to control and oversee the weight of objects to ensure all specifications are followed accurately.


Whether you want to control the weight of something in your kitchen or something industrial like a drumming station, you’ll find plenty of options for every use.


While almost every scale can be used as a checkweighing scale, there are some models dedicated to this application only. To find the right one for yourself, you can check out our range of Checkweighing Scales here.


6. Vet Scales


These scales are also known as animal scales. If you’ve ever tried to weigh a pet, you know how chaotic it can get, and that’s where these scales can help. 


Vet scales are made specifically to monitor the weight of different types of animals. These are popular among pet buyers and sellers, vets, zoologists, and farmers. 


We have vet scales that are made for convenient readings regardless of movement. You can find them here


7. POS Scales


Whether you visit a supermarket, a butchers shop, a cannabis dispensary, or even a candy store, you’ll be sure to spot a POS scale. 


These scales are connected to the point of sale terminals to calculate the price of items (like meat, frozen yogurt, etc.) based on weight. Their main function is to ensure customers are never overcharged or undercharged. 


If you’re looking for a POS that supports most ECR and POS systems and is compatible UPS Worldship Software, you should check out the CAS PD-2Z POS Interface Scale here.


We have models that support 15lb, 30lb, 60lb, and even 150lb load. 

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