Bench scales can be purchased as separate weighing platforms or as kits that include an indicator and a column. Bench kits can be checkweighers for ensuring that products are complete, they can be shipping scales or they can be used for formulating. Scale kits in this category typically have electronics that are very general purpose. Some of them can print to a printer and some are battery powered. If you have an application that requires a process that the scale needs to perform, it would be good to consider a bench scale and indicator separately so that we can match the functionality of the system to your requirements.
Bench kits can come with or without a column, sometimes the indicator mounts to the front of the scale and sometimes the indicator has a swivel bracket to attach it to a wall or desk.