Hoist Scales

Are you looking for an affordable and versatile alternative to medical bed weights? At Gravitation, we offer a range of compact, lightweight, portable, and medically certified medical scales, including a variety of hoist weighing scale models to suit your needs. 

When caring for elderly and immobile patients, attaching hoist weighing scales to a medical hoist is the ideal accessible method to weigh patients safely and comfortably, without too much hassle or stress.

Our Marsden hoist scales are well-constructed, sturdy, and compatible with standard medical hoists, designed for use within hospitals and care homes. All our scales are also MDD approved, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you're using the very best hoist for your patients.

Be sure to browse our selection of hoist weighing scales. We offer a variety of hoist weighing scales to suit your specific needs - our range currently includes the Marsden M-605, the Marsden M-600, and the Marsden MHS-2500 Hoist Weighing Scale, but we're always on the lookout for more stock to add to our collection.

You can also benefit from a range of handy features with our stock, including optional Bluetooth connectivity with the Marsden M-605 and M-600.

What Are Hoist Scales?

A hoist scale is a battery-powered digital weighing scale attachment that can be easily and simply clipped onto a medical hoist's coat hanger-shaped spreader bars. 

They’re designed to be an accessible tool for the elderly, disabled, immobile, and bed-bound patients as an alternative to bed weights. They eliminate any hassle and issues an immobile patient may face by making weighing easier and more comfortable. 

Comfort is of paramount importance - whilst a patient is securely in a hoist, their weight is accurately recorded by measuring the downward force applied to the scale. 

They fit securely and neatly onto medical hoists, thanks to their easy to use clips, making the transfer onto hoists quick and easy. They’re also lightweight and compact, making them portable - we provide padded carry cases. 

Our Marsden scales are also medically approved - the MHS-2500 is certified Class III - making them reliable and legitimate medical pieces of equipment.

 

Choosing The Correct Hoist Scales To Suit Your Needs

Choosing the right hoist scale for your needs can be a difficult and daunting process. There are a few factors you should consider in order to make an informed decision when choosing your scale: 

Firstly and most importantly, it is crucial to search for a hoist scale with a maximum capacity that will work for you. Different models typically specify their maximum volume, and it should not be exceeded for safety reasons.

Be sure to check whether or not a particular scale model is compatible with the hoists you will be working with, such as a ceiling or mobile hoist.

Our Marsden hoist weighing scales are compatible with most lifting weighing equipment found in hospitals and care homes, including the popular Oxford hoist. Still, it’s important to make sure you have the correct one. 

The length and size of a medical hoist scale is also a crucial factor to consider. If, for example, you have a larger hoist with larger spreader bars, you’ll require a longer scale - the M-605 is the perfect model for a larger hoist. 

Additionally, when selecting the correct scale for you, it’s important to consider the optional features available to you that you might require to best suit your needs.

For example, our collection of Marsden hoist weighing scales offer features such as the “Hold” feature that records a patient’s weight and BMI and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to connect the digital scale to computer systems, tablets, smartphones, and databases. 

 

FAQs

Why is it important to invest in a weighing scale that can be used with a hoist?

Investing in a hoist weighing scale is crucial to ensure you increase your accessibility for any patients who are immobile or elderly and cannot access a standard weighing scale. 

Not only are they MDD approved, they're also more cost-effective than other medical weighing scales.

How accurate are weighing scales for hoists?

As they provide a digital reading, they are typically more accurate than their analogue weighing scale counterparts. 

They are also designed for a very specific medical purpose, and as the only legal weight attachments, they guarantee accuracy in both their design and weight reading. 

Is there a maximum weighing capacity?

The maximum weighing capacity for hoist weighing scales typically ranges between 200-300kg, depending on the model.

What are the benefits of choosing medically approved hoist weighing scales?

Hoist weighing scales ensure accurate weight readings, and they’re guaranteed to be reliable and durable, making them safe and legal to use for everyday medical uses.

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