Frequently Asked Questions


1 – Gross Weight is the total weight of the container (cylinder/drum/tank/tote) and its contents.

2 – Tare Weight is the weight of the empty container.

3 – Net Weight is Gross Weight minus Tare Weight which equals the actual weight of the contents (chemical/liquified gas/etc.) that are in the container.

Yes – In order to properly calibrate your scale prior to shipment, we need to know the approximate net weight of the chemicals you will be weighing. The dimension drawings for each scale show the available net weight ranges that the scale can be set to.

Yes it does.

Centered Loads – If your load will be stationary or your on/off loading of containers infrequent, you can use one of our scales with only one load cell. These scales offer either adjustable centering blocks or an adjustable backstop to aid in centering the load.

Off-centered Loads – If you have a need for frequent on/off loading of containers, you will need one of our scales with four load cells. With these scales the load can be placed anywhere on the platform and still obtain an accurate reading.

1 – The 4042ECO Series Economical Spill Containment Scales feature an economical single load cell design and are ideal for centered load applications. In addition, splashes and spills of hazardous chemicals are captured within the containment basin, but are not weighed by the scale.

2 – The 4042 Series Spill Containment Scales feature a four load cell design and are ideal for applications requiring frequent on/off loading of containers In addition, these scales accurately weigh the net remaining chemical that has NOT been dispensed including splashes and small spills that are contained within basin


Yes – AccuPro options, such as a 2nd channel and additional set point relay contacts, can be added on at a later date, but  the controller must be sent back to factory for the work to be completed.