Pallet Truck Shop Pallet Truck Shop
22 November 2021

Pallet Truck Shop has extended their vast range of handling equipment by adding the Salter Brecknell WB521-5000 Weigh Beams to the collection. The portable and efficient weighing method is a powerful alternative to many of the stationary weighing solutions which are commonly used in workplaces across the country.

The process of weighing all incoming or outgoing goods or materials is a vital one for many working environments, and it can often be a time-consuming and tricky process. Factories, warehouses, building sites and many other industrial environments often rely on the accurate measurement and recording of cargo weight; certain materials will often go into storage on shelving with a certain capacity, or be transported using a pallet truck which is only capable of carrying a certain weight, so recording precise measurements in an efficient manner is vital. Weigh beams are essentially portable weighing scales which have the added advantage of being able to weigh cumbersome or awkwardly shaped loads, as well as working in relatively small spaces.

The beams are chiefly used where space is restricted, whether this is in a loading bay, distribution area or in a narrow aisle. The Salter heavy-duty weigh beams have a capacity of 5000kg, making them an all-purpose portable weighing option to be used in areas of limited space. The shape of the beams also means that items which are awkwardly-shaped or difficult to manoeuvre can also be easily weighed. Unwieldy loads which cannot be transported to the nearest weighing scale pallet truck or static weighing station can have their weight logged easily by using the beams.

As efficiency and speed is paramount in these situations, the Salter beams from Pallet Truck Shop have been crafted in order to ensure maximum productivity. They come pre-calibrated and can be used straight out of the box, and with a mains-rechargeable battery as their power source, they become fully portable when they are fully charged. The display unit has a high-visibility LCD display, with one-inch high digits so the results can be read from a distance, and the total weight of the beams and head unit is just 37kg; light and compact enough for any member of staff to lift and move.

The environments where these beams are most commonly used are very demanding; industrial workplaces such as factories and warehouses, and environments such as docks, chemical processing plants or building sites are all areas where a sub-par item would soon be outed. The high-quality stainless steel which is used in the construction of the head unit is strong and durable and the beams themselves are capable of withstanding the adverse conditions they are often used including standing up to corrosion and rust. Their convenience and ease of use makes them a powerful and cost-effective way to speed up weighing processes within any workplace.<>/p