Often the term industrial scale is used in different context, which sometimes is very confusing.
If, for example, your internet search for "industrial scales" shows different provider, products or images.
The problem herewith is that this metrological term is not clearly defined and can be used for almost all scales that are used in the industry.
As the individual industries are very different, the variety of available industrial scales is also very diverse.
An image search on Google reflects this very clearly: Directly on the first page you will find images of a floor scale, counting scale, platform scale, beam scale, fruit scale, parcel scale, pallet scale, medicine scale and of course the crane scale.
This illustrates how broad the usage of this term is. But it also shows at the same time how important weighing in the industry has become!
There is almost no product that is not weighed at least once during its product life cycle. If it’s for packaging, in the valuation or for shipping documents.
However, it is therefore advisable to avoid the term industrial scale or to specify it more precisely in the appropriate context. For example: a crane scale for industrial application or industrial scale (crane scale).