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Shipping Container Scales

extra heavy-duty construction

to resist heavy knocks and bumps

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AccuWeigh Shipping Container Scales are AMSA compliant, and are suitable for verifying container weights in conjunction with the SOLAS legislation.

Shipping Container Scales

Shipping container scales are used for attaining accurate weights of loaded shipping containers for freight purposes. AccuWeigh's shipping container scales feature an extra heavy-duty construction to resist heavy knocks and bumps expected in this very demanding weighing application, where large forklifts are usually used for manoeuvring the containers on and off the shipping container scales.

The construction of AccuWeigh's shipping container scales is unmatched in the weighing industry with the heavy-duty load cells fully protected against both overloading and from side forces. All load cell cabling is run in protective conduit. For added versatility, AccuWeigh's shipping container scales can be optionally fitted with a heavy metal plate positioned across the main support beams to allow other items to be weighed as on a general purpose platform scale.

Optional fittings such as fork lift bumper stops are also available for added protection against accidental damage caused by external forces such as reversing trucks, etc. Four AccuCell heavy-duty industrial load cells, each with a 30t capacity, are fitted to the shipping container scales for an overall working capacity of 40t with full trade approval.


  • SOLAS Container Weighing
  • Trade-approvable
  • 40t x 0.02t capacity standard
  • Hot-dipped galvanised finish
  • Designed for standard ISO 20ft x 8ft shipping containers
  • 4 x 30t capacity weighbridge-style load cells
  • Adjustable transverse and longitudinal restraints to limit movement
  • Transport locking bolts to enable easy weigher relocation
  • Choice of digital weight indicators


  • A miscellaneous weighing area that can be used as a standard platform scale for weighing bulk-bags or general items. This feature allows the shipping container weigher to be multifunctional.
  • A damage prevention barrier ensuring that operators must lift the shipping container onto the top of the weigher, and thus avoiding front-on collision to the weigher.
  • Locking mechanisms to lock the container on to the weigher.

New Certified Container Weights Legislation from 1st July 2016

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