The Best Shipping Scales This Holiday Season
Having the right shipping scale in place can help make or break a business this holiday season. Any company seeking to expand during this period should be looking at industrial scales for shipping if they don’t already have one. It’s good to have a scale capable of accurately weighing different packages, keeping businesses from overpaying on postage.
It can be hard for companies to find the right shipping scale with so many options on the market. This list of the best shipping scales for the holiday season should provide some clarity to those charged with making these purchases for their business. Look for the product with features most useful to the types of packages being sent.
The Ohaus SD Series
Ohaus industrial scales for shipments rank as some of the best a company can find on the market. The scale manufacturer has been in business since 1907, starting off as a repair business and eventually branching out into building their own products.
The SD line stands out for providing precision, portability, and utility for businesses needing a reliable everyday scale they won’t have to break their budgets to purchase. Each scale in the SD line comes standard with the following features.
SD Line Features
- Different modes for weighing packages
- Painted stainless steel platform
- A Weight Alert mode flash letting users know when packages exceed USPS 70lb limit
- LCD display capable of showing weight as kg or lb.
- Powered by AC adapter or batteries, featuring Auto-Shut Off after four minutes
The SD35 can handle up to 77 lbs of maximum weight and has a readability of 0.05 lbs. The platform size of 12.4 in x 11 in makes it an excellent choice for smaller mailrooms and office spaces. The LCD display resolution can be adjusted to a maximum of 1:1750. This model weighs 5.8 lbs., making it easy to move around the office as needed.
Like the SD35, the SD75 model is a great option for smaller businesses due to the platform size of 12.4 in x 11, though it doe s come in at a heavier weight of 7.3 lbs. That makes it capable of weighing more massive packages up to 165 lbs. Like all models in this series, the keyboard comes with raised tactile mechanical switches for smooth operation.
Companies can opt for this version of the SD75L featuring a larger platform size of 20.5”L x 15.7”W x 3”H. That makes it easier to comfortably balance larger-sized packages on the scale, though it’s much more substantial at 31lbs.
Businesses in need of something capable of weighing large products might want to consider this version. The SD200 can handle package weights of up to 400 lbs. Users still get up to 360 hours of battery life using rechargeable batteries.
Ohaus also makes the SD200 model with a larger 20.5”L x 15.7”W x 3”H platform for balancing larger packages. Buyers should keep in mind that it’s much heavier at 31lbs, which is something to be considered if it needs to be moved around.
Ohaus Catapult 1000 C11P9
The Ohaus Catapult 1000 C11P9 is a great scale for businesses needing something much smaller and more economical for their shipping needs. It measures packages weighing up to 20lbs and weighs only
3.5 lbs. Buyers still get features common to many Ohaus scales like an LCD display, ability to power via
AC Adapter or batteries, and precise results.
Here’s an overview of the industrial shipping scales covered in this article.
- SD models can handle maximum weights ranging from 70 to 165 lbs
- The SD75L and SD200L models give buyers a larger platform space
- The Ohaus Catapult 1000 works for businesses whose packages typically weigh less than 20 lbs
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