Bench scales have a higher weighing capacity than toploader balances. While most scales are designed as complete units, bench scales are sold as systems and feature a configuration where the platform is separated from the weighing indicator via a cord which measures at least five feet. Bench scales are designed for medium- to heavy-capacity industrial weighing. They are available with a variety of platform sizes and capacities. When buying bench scales it’s good to check that they are approved by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) which is overseen by a national association and trade group. Cole-Parmer has a list of NTEP approved scales which are designed for applications in the food processing, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Other tools include the portion control scales which efficiently weigh food items making it easy to control portions. They’re made of stainless steel construction that resists corrosion and a smooth, sanitary surface for easy overall cleaning. Another type is the counting weighing machine which is an essential tool for counting high volumes of identical parts. Bench scales are a viable option for your application needs.