What Is a Lo-Pro Scale?

January 5, 2021 5:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Low profile weigh scales, often referred to as “lo-pro” scales for short, are highly useful for a variety of applications in commercial and industrial settings. These scales feature highly adaptable and durable designs, and are often used in agricultural settings, laboratories, veterinary offices and government facilities.

Lo-pro floor scales in Montana feature load cells that are designed to be even with the floor, or at least lower than many other types of scales, to make it easier for them to be used for a broader range of purposes and applications. They’re used in veterinary offices and on farms to make it easy for animals to step onto the surface.
They’re ideal for settings in which items need to be manually loaded so workers don’t have to lift the items up high to measure their weight. There are nearly limitless uses for low profile weigh scales, which is why they continue to grow in popularity in the aforementioned settings and beyond.

Let’s take a look at how these scales benefit particular industries and niches.

Warehousing and manufacturing

Floor scales used in warehouses or manufacturing facilities will have several types of load access: forklift access, pallet jack access and flush pit access.

Pallet jack access scales come with ramps on the ends that make it easier to wheel objects directly onto the scale. Flush pit access scales are put into a floor depression that makes the platform level with the ground, making it easy to put items onto the platform by sliding or wheeling them. Forklift access scales require lifting objects onto the platform.

These types of scales are highly useful for weighing certain kinds of products most likely to be stored in these facilities.


As previously mentioned, low-profile scales come very much in handy for weighing livestock. But that isn’t the only way they can be used at agricultural facilities—you can also weigh some of the equipment or machinery at the farm, or some of the products or crops you’ve harvested.

Laboratory settings

Laboratories have a variety of unique needs for their scales, and certain types of low-profile scales can come in handy for weighing equipment, shipments, chemicals and much more.

There are many different types of scales you can purchase with a low profile, each of which will have their own features and benefits that will give you the ability to customize your weighing experience. Beyond durability and high-quality construction, be on the lookout for features such as internet connectivity, safety, automatic calibration, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, portability, non-slip rubber mats, sufficient weight capacities, easy entrance and exit and anything else that might make it easier for you to efficiently weigh your items.

For more information about low profile scales for industrial facilities, we encourage you to contact Rockwell Scales. We will be happy to provide you with more information about the benefits of lo-pro floor scales and help you determine who needs a lo-pro floor scale in their Montana facility. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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