Bench Scales are User Friendly
Arlyn sells bench scales to match each and every job. Whether they require special ruggedness or an industrial touch for proper operation, ArlynÕs industrial scales carefully balance the needs for durability and reliability with the imperative to get the most for the userÕs money. Another important characteristic of electronic scales is how easy they are to use or what the industry deems to be Òuser friendly.Ó In other words how one interacts between man and machine. With todayÕs advanced graphical displays, these are called a ÒGraphical User Interface, or GUI. A user friendly GUI can save your company a lot of money because it can make your team more productive and in turn, more successful. It makes usability uncomplicated even for those who have limited skills. A user friendly digital scale can help your company improve communications, operational performance and productivity. Whether it is a bench scale, floor scale, or high precision scale, the user should have a seamless interaction with the appliance. Users should work with a GUI constructed to meet their needs, company goals and expectations. A major advantage of a strong GUI is that they make industrial scale operation more intuitive, and easier to learn and use.
Without proper usability, customers may be using an industrial scale that contains major usability flaws - and the cost of correcting these later can be detrimental to the bottom line. ArlynÕs bench scales are well designed and work the way you would expect them to work. As you use such products, it becomes clear that they thought about the concerns you might have and designed the digital scale to address those concerns. Adding to this intuitiveness of operation is the fact that GUIs generally provide users with immediate, visual feedback about the effect of each action.
When it pertains to user friendliness, it becomes more important with each complex device. Scales require a much less sophisticated GUI then certain other types of industrial machines. But they do require clear precision graphics, summary screens, text overviews, how-to and graphic identity schemes. They usually require an easy to read LCD screen. Anything else in a prototypical weighing environment would make interaction frustrating for the user who works onsite.
The user experience, or how the user experiences the end product, is the key to acceptance. The main objective is to create an interface that does not place unnecessary obstacles in the path thereby assuring easy navigability. The GUI on a bench scale is designed to give users proper control over their apparatus. The linearity and accuracy of the scale readings is also another very important factor and could mean the difference between thousands of dollars of lost profits or additional expenses.
Successful GUIs share many common characteristics. For one, they are more intuitive than their character-based counterparts. Another important characteristic of relatively strong GUIs is speed, or more specifically, responsiveness. Many speed issues are handled via the design of the GUI, not the hardware. Depending on the type of application, speed can be the make-or-break factor in determining an application's acceptability in the user community.
One other thing to keep in mind when users interact with devices is the soundness of the technology. In the case of industrial scales, in order to gage an accurate reading, the calibration and upkeep of the scales are just as important as the person taking the reading. Treating the device with care is also very important.
In addition, GUIs allow users to take full advantage of the deviceÕs advantages. The GUI has become much more than a mere convenience. It has also become the standard in human-computer interaction, and it has influenced the work of a generation of scale users. Moreover, it has led to the development of new types of applications and entire new industries. An example of this is the digital scale and the weighing technology industry.
Arlyn Scales has been providing customers with easy human interaction between man and scale. User interface design is about making sure that people can easily accomplish desired tasks while weighing material on the scales or using applications. Traditionally, interface design focuses almost exclusively on this kind of functionality.
No matter the niche or environment, a well designed unit, such as the digital scales, industrial scales, floor scales, bench scales or platform scales can provide you with the accuracy, durability and dependability that you require.