Digital precision scales combine modern technology with historical demands to ensure that your numbers are accurate, complete with LCD displays and data storage. These scales have a low margin of error, usually within .01 %. As a result, they reduce the potential for injury or hazardous inaccuracies on the job. Digital scales also have a lower learning curve, which reduces the time spent on using them for work purposes.
Factors For Choosing Digital Scales
Generally, any industrial scale can be digital. The display for results determines if the device uses an analog output or an LCD one. These types include floor, bench, crane, cylinder, and other counting scales. Even miscellaneous options can carry a digital display.
Different scales have varying capacities on how much weight they can bear. Those used for jewelry, for example, can’t be used to handle livestock or pallets. The same goes for not using a kitchen scale in an industrial environment, even for food processing. When the opposite happens — weighing a relatively light item on a larger scale — it proves inefficient. You are expounding a lot of horsepower for little effort.
The lowest weight also matters, in terms of the preferred increments of measurement. Smaller scales may use .01 increments, while larger ones may go with 100 grams or more. We believe that your measurements should be relevant to the products that you are weighing.
All modern scales have a load cell. This load cell converts the mechanical mass of an object being weighed into a signal that will appear on a display. In the case of a digital scale, the mechanical mass is converted into an electric signal which is sent to the LCD display. But the equipment does require a power source.
Options for powering a digital scale include rechargeable batteries or a plug. The benefits of the former are portability, as well as water resistance. A scale with batteries can operate in any environment, while one with a plug will require an outlet.
In terms of water resistance, plugs risk getting shortened out in damp environments. Wash down digital scales are designed to protect the batteries and other power sources by housing them in an airtight space.
One benefit of plugs is that they require less maintenance. You simply need to make sure that the cord is intact and not prone to fraying. The plugs also don’t need to be charged or replaced on a regular basis. You have convenience in the long-term, in terms of managing the power source.
Type And Size Of The Weighing Platform
When you determine your business needs, then you can determine the scale used for daily operations. The surface area will determine what types of objects you can weigh. An oversized object for too small a platform can risk inaccurate measurements.
The type of surface also matters. Some need to be resistant to temperature changes, so as to avoid fluctuations in water weight. In the case of livestock or veterinarian, the scales need to ensure that no living animal can slip or skid while getting weighed. The surface needs to have a sufficient grip and scratch resistance. In the case of creatures that are too large to use a scale, or too unruly, a hanging scale crane option may be used instead.
Sensitivity is another concern. How much weight should the object pick up in question? The platform will factor that question into their operations. Tiny fluctuations could happen, from water vapor as mentioned or temperature changes causing materials to heat and shrink. They can affect measurements, especially in extremely hot or cold facilities.
Ultra-precision digital scales are best for sensitive environments, where the smallest changes can affect measurements. If you don’t require that much sensitivity, then you can get a less expensive model.
Measuring System Used
Metric is the default system used. Here at Arlyn Scales, we use the metric system and grams to display the weights that are shown. One benefit is that the metric uses a divisor of ten, so it’s easy to convert between the units. For example, if a pallet weighs 9.5 kilograms, an operator can calculate that it weighs 9500 grams.
With that said, certain industries and businesses want to know about the ability to convert measurements into the customary system. The customary system uses ounces, pounds, and tons for weight. Thus, it is harder to convert manually but is still used in some industries.
In most cases, you may want a scale that can convert from metric to customary, or do the opposite. Front panel buttons allow the user to choose their desired weight unit. Science-based businesses tend to use metric, but commercial operations may use customary.
Browse Our Wide Variety At Arlyn Scales
At Arlyn Scales, we have designed a large number of scales to suit any application. Whether you are in need fo weighing at a warehouse, in a hospital, or in a veterinarian’s office, we deliver on quality so that you can deliver on quantity.
Reach out to us today to get started. Our scales offer accurate for any industrial applications, to ensure that you stay precise and on top of your measurements. Let Arlyn Scales usher you into the new era of precision and accurate measurements.