A column scale is a weighing scale with a column mounted indicator, meaning the weight reading is displayed at waist level for the user. Column scales can save the user time and effort as it means there is no need to bend down to operate the scale. Column scales can also be fitted with height measures, measures, meaning BMI is easy to calculate. For medical use, column scales must be Class III Approved.
If the scale is being used for checking adult weight records, the scale should be accurate to at least 500g; for regular monitoring to assess weight change or measuring weight to assist medical diagnosis, at least 200g; and when measuring weight for critical treatment (dialysis etc), readings should be to the nearest 50g/100g.
The Marsden M-100 is a premium quality column scale with a 300kg and graduations to the nearest 50g. It is fitted with an integrated, retractable manual height measure as standard, but can be purchased with an automatic height measure. The M-110 features a robust column and can be purchased with with a manual height measure, digital height measure or automatic height measure. The Marsden M-125 is our entry-level Class III Approved column scale and features an easy to use indicator with Body Surface Area (BSA) calculation - a function exclusive to Marsden scales.