Common Questions Answered Regarding Counting Scales

Counting Scales are very similar to other scales in terms of weighing, but the counting scale does two additional functions, by performing operations in division and multiplication based on the internal resolution.  Please continue reading below as Jim Daggon and Ann Crowley from Rice Lake Weighing Systems answer some of the common questions relating to counting scales like the Digi DC-300, Digi DC-190, DC-788 and the DC-782.

1. What is internal resolution?
The internal resolution of a counting scale is the number of divisions into which it divides the total capacity of the scale.

Example: A 50 lb counting scale with 1 million count resolution divides up the 50 lb into 1,000,000 parts. This means each internal resolution is translated to 50/1,000,000 or 0.00005 lb.All of the weights are calculated on this basis. For example, if some parts were placed on the counting scale, and the internal calculation was 210 internal counts, the weight to be displayed would be 210 times 0.00005 lb = 0.01050 lb. Since the weight display might only be five digits, then the weight display would be 0.01 lb. This is the external resolution. (rounded off).

The operator can key in the sample quantity—for example, ten pieces. The scale still “knows” how many internal counts are being used (210) and now divides that number by 10 to get the number of internal counts per piece (210/10 = 21). Continue reading

What will it cost me if I don’t buy a good scale?

Choosing the right scale and the right scale company for your application is extremely important. Whether you are looking for a small Ohaus balance or a large Rice Lake 80 foot long Truck Scale, you can save a lot of time and headaches by choosing the right company from the start. Even in today’s tough economy, consumers need to understand the total cost of ownership. For example, downtime often is the most significant cost incurred in industrial settings. In operations like landfills, aggregates, and quarries, many vehicle scales act as the “cash register.” If the scale isn’t Continue reading

New Product Enhances ADAM EQUIPMENT’S Line of Balances

The new PGL weighing balance, one of Adam Equipment’s newest products, is designed to provide customers with a heavy duty balance that can withstand the rigors of field or factory work, as well as the demanding laboratory and classroom setting. With its all-metal casing and large LCD readout with date and time, Adam Equipment PGL balances combine the solid construction and fundamental features of a high-precision top loader with the simple operation of a portable balance. Continue reading

Stainless Steel Weight Carts ideal for transporting calibration test weights

It’s no secret that we carry the best selection of calibration test weights around, but you also need a safe and easy way to transport those weights around your facility. We have the answer with our stainless steel weight carts.

The transport weight carts are easy to roll from location to location and feature sturdy construction. The weight carts can be customized to hold various sizes and types of test weights. The Stainless Steel Lid closes to protect your weights and keep them clean.

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PC Software captures Data from Digital Scales or Balances

Recently Adam Equipment introduced AdamDU Data Collection Software, a new software utility that collects balance and scale data for immediate analysis or for exporting to other applications such as spreadsheets. The software is easy to set up and can record data from up to eight Adam Equipment balances and scales simultaneously. AdamDU is also capable of providing graphing and statistic analysis for the collected data.

Customers are asking for easy ways of sending their scale data to the computer and with the Adam software package, it couldn’t get any easier. The software is designed to work with most Adam balances and scales, without needing complex programming skills. Continue reading

Counting Scales are available for purchase

Digital Counting scales look at the weight of the items you place on the weighing platform and divide the weight by the number of pieces you entered, to compute the average piece weight (APW). This is how a digital counting scale displays the number of pieces or parts. The item(s) you are counting must be uniform in weight. No counting scale will ever work if there is a significant variation in the weight of the items. The larger the initial sample (100 pieces versus 5 pieces) the better results the counting scale can provide since it averages out any variations in the piece weights.

So, how do I know which counting scale is best for me? First, find a model that meets your capacity and accuracy requirements (remember the least amount of capacity you can handle is better). In fact, if you’re going to be weighing really light pieces, then possibly a balance with parts counting would be your best choice. Then, look at the features required for your applications (both now and in the future) such as computer/printer interfacing capability, battery operation, ability to connect a larger platform scale (remote scale), etc…

Most of the time it pays to stick with the name brand

Every now and then we all are tempted to go with a “no name” item as opposed to a proven product that is made by a manufacturer that you know.  Whether it is a food product, clothes, television or yes….even a scale, there are “no name” products out there. Most of course are imported from overseas.  In fact, in today’s world of cheap imports, they are definitely out there.  Some pretty good…some alright and some are downright Continue reading

New product line is sure to satisfy even the most demanding application

As you know, we are constantly striving to bring you the best in scale service and weigh scale products. It is what we strive for each and every day.

Well, our efforts have been made a little easier now that we have the entire Sartorius Industrial Lineup added to our product line. The Combics Line, IF Series, Combics Continue reading

Price versus quality

I had to write this entry based on the last couple of weeks.  We here at CCS always try to stay on top of the newest trends…especially when it comes to scales.  So I had a new lower priced import scale shipped in here so we could evaluate it.

Every distributor in all kinds of industries attempt to come up with lower priced Continue reading