A New Way To Count

Greater than a digital weight indicator and more than a counting scale, Counterpart from Rice Lake stands alone as a configurable counting indicator, capable of transforming just about any scale platform into a smart piece-counting device-for parts of just about every size and shape. In contrast to classic counting scales, Counterpart uses Rice Lake’s basic configuration method to adapt to the parameters and resolution of any linked scale base, regardless of whether a floor scale, bench scale, or laboratory balance. Counterpart also hooks up with many bar code scanners, label printers, and inventory management software, allowing it to be perhaps the most versatile piece of equipment in any inventory setting.

Rice Lake’s new configurable counting indicator does away with the equipment learning curve. End users merely follow the keys left to right- zero, tare, and sample. View weight, piece weight, description and quantity all simultaneously. And a 10 piece standard sample is all that Counterpart ever requires.

Even though Counterpart was created for operator simplicity, it also offers the high-end features required in greater inventory management and documentation. Onboard Ethernet provides for link with your personal computer where software for Counterpart can take your data storage and reporting features to new levels.
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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

Physical Inventory doesn’t have to be difficult

If you only need scales during inventory or peak-use periods, a Central Carolina Scale rental plan may be the right solution for you. You also save maintenance and storage costs while selecting the exact scales needed from our extensive inventory. We can help you choose the right scale choices for your individual rental requirements. The results will help you achieve an accurate and efficient physical inventory.

Eliminate the need for additional investment.
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