Paper counting scales, or simply counting scales, answer three questions: how much does it weigh? How much do its parts weigh? How many pieces or parts are there?Paper counting scales are ideal for business and industry, where weights and quantity equals cents and dollars.
Print shops or copy centers use
paper counting scales to weigh standard, 8 and 1/2 by 11-inch sheet of paper
and business cards for customers. A paper counting scale guarantees a customer
receives 50 business cards instead of 49 and is not charged for more.
Paper counting scales are for more
than counting paper.
Media production and copy centers users paper counting
scales for when CDs, DVDs and digital media are created, sorted, weighed
and packed for shipping. The scales measure stacks of CDs to make sure the
packages are not short or too generous.
Plumbers and contractors use the scales to measure the
weight and sizes of copper fittings. This prevents fitting from being too
large and makes sure the exact amount of necessary copper is used.
Hose, cable, chain and rope manufacturers use paper
counting scales by calculating the weight of one size cable. Then the
weight of the one cable and the amount of feet can be used to determine
the feet of other cables, simply based on weight.
Homebuilders use paper counting scales to measure wire
and cable products throughout a home to save overall costs on wiring a
The essential function of paper
counting scales is to eliminate unnecessary costs from using too much product
and to eliminate unnecessary complaints from for using too little product.
A paper counting scale should be durable for the rigors
of industrial warehouses and manufacturing.
A paper counting scale should be portable. A paper
counting scale, like a handheld calculator, is best used everywhere,
because then the scale can go to the objects, instead of objects always
having to be delivered to the scale.
An accurate paper counting scale
relies on two necessary features.
A paper scale should contain provide high resolution
and readability. A good level of repeatability guarantees that multiple
weighs will not yield different results that could change prices or add to
Two seconds is the typical stabilization time for paper
scales. A fast stabilization time allows users to weigh more items in a
shorter period of time, with less pauses and delays.
Paper counting scales should contain
An AC adapter makes paper counting scales portable. They
can be used in the office or on the road. An AC adapter allows the paper
counting scales to be recharged at a moment's notice or run without a
The option for battery power besides AC adapter adds to
An easy-to-use interface with several rich digital
displays and fewer buttons that require less of the user. The displays
should show total weight, unit weight and quantity.
An internal memory keeps a running count of items,
which allows for multiple overall counts and saves time for large packages
that contain several smaller packages. For example a box of CDs spindles
that contain CDs on each spindle.
A buzzer or light should be present to alert users when
the scales exceeds or meets a certain quantity or weight.