Portable vs Permanent (Fixed Location) Truck Scales
Businesses all over Alberta depend on their truck scales to give them an accurate record of the weight of each and every truck they put on the road. But is your scale the right one for your business? What are the benefits and drawbacks of portable vs permanent weight scales? Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of each.
Permanent Truck Scales
Permanent weight scales are ideal for high volume applications and situations where the scale will be in the same place for more than a year. Looking at the pros and cons of this type of truck scale can help determine if this is the solution for your needs.
- Permanent solution
- Highly durable
- Perfect for fixed location operation
- Can handle high volumes
- Higher load capacity than portable
- Less expensive to maintain
- Not designed to move from worksite to worksite
- More expensive to purchase
- Requires professional installation
- Requires a smooth concrete surface
- Can become outdated
Portable Truck Scales
Portable weight scales have been gaining in popularity in recent years as scale technology becomes more sophisticated. Portable scales offer a convenient solution when you need an accurate measurement on the go or in a remote location. Take a look at some of the pros and cons below.
- Can be placed directly on dirt or gravel
- Easy to transport
- Easy to install and position
- Perfect for temporary or remote worksite locations
- Up to date with latest technology
- Less expensive to purchase
- Easy to keep clean
- May not be able to handle all tire sizes
- Lower capacity than some fixed scales
- Not as durable as fixed scales
- Requires tear-down and set-up at each new location
The type of scale that’s best for your operation really depends on your individual requirements. If you need a temporary scale that you can count on in the short term, a portable scale is the right way to go. But if you need a weight scale that can handle a high volume of heavy trucks, you may want to consider a more permanent solution for your Alberta operation.
For accurate truck and weight scales of all makes and models, visit Edmonton’s Ancoma Scales today. Accurate weight measurements protect both your reputation and your bottom line. Make sure that your scales are certified to meet the legal trade requirements in Alberta, avoid hefty fines and bolster customer confidence with a scale from Ancoma Scales. Contact us today to learn more about the products and services we offer, or to get a quote.