In the food packaging industry, there are many different requirements for scaling and weighting. From large-scale platform scales to digital, solar-powered ones, your needs may vary depending on the size and scope of your company.

The good news is that no matter how big or small your weight scale demands are, we’ve got a solution that delivers.

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Today, we’re discussing a few ways you can discern which scale is the best fit for your operations.

Ready to learn more? Let’s dive in!

1. Space Limitations

If you’re a catering distributor weighing out portions, you might not have the room for an expansive platform-based weight scale. You likely don’t have a need for it, either. To this end, a small and lightweight mechanical scale is an ideal fit.

Taking up little counter space, mechanical scales are an excellent solution for weighing more compact batches such as produce. They’re also easier to move around, as they don’t plug into your wall.

Are you primarily weighing dry goods, such as pasta? If so, investing in a mechanical scale with a built-in bowl can help keep all your items in one spot.

On the other hand, if you have space and need to weigh heavier and larger batches, consider investing in a platform scale. These will help you perform checkweighing, grading, and packing with ease and are expansive enough to support even your heaviest loads.

2. Price Computing Requirements

When you need to determine the price of a food item based on its weight, digital weight scale solutions are the way to go. As these scales help set consumer pricing, they’re designed to be as accurate as possible and must pass stringent industry testing before they can hit the market.

Depending on your needs, you may consider a digital scale that’s certified for use by the National Type Evaluation Program. You can also find solutions backed by the National Sanitation Foundation.

For corporations located in Canada, scales that are Management Canada Approved are also preferred. Look for these seals of certification on any weight scale you’re researching to make sure it meets standards of safety and integrity.

3. Weight Scale Price Point

Of course, determining which weight scale you need may also come down to which solutions fit the best in your budget.

If you have myriad use case scenarios and aren’t limited too much by space, you might find that any scale could work in your environment.

In that case, consider what types of goods you’ll be working with the most, and in turn, which scale will give you the best return on your investment.

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As you continue to research which type of scaling solution is the best fit for your company, we’d love to help.

For more than 25 years, we’ve provided our clients with top-notch products and support, helping customers across myriad food service industries successfully fill their weighting needs.

If you’d like more information, feel free to reach out to us. We’ll take the guesswork out of the equation and help you find the scale you need!