Not all paper is alike; there are different styles and weights to paper. These different styles and weights create different prices for different types of paper. To regulate these different styles and qualities, companies need a way to measure the weights of the paper accurately. Paper scales are designed for exactly this purposes. Paper scales are used to provide accurate measurements of the weight of paper.
To calculate paper weight, you must find the average weight for one ream (500 sheets) of paper in that type of paper’s average size. It can be difficult to find this type of weight because different types of paper can weigh the same amount, yet still be different thicknesses. The best way to measure paper weight is to use a paper scale. Paper scales are also used to measure the weight of paper in grams per meters squared. This means the weight of the paper is measured as it relates to a square meter of paper.
The United States measures paper weight in pounds. Outside of the US, it is standard to measure in grams per square meter and is determined by weighing a ream in the basis size of a particular paper. Card stock and other paper sizes can be weighed efficiently with a paper counting scale or weight counting machine, both will suit your needs.
Paper counting scales, or simply counting scales, answer three questions: how much is the total weight? How much does each piece weigh? How many pieces or parts are there? Paper counting scales are ideal for business and industry, where weights and quantity equal 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 by hand is susceptible to human error, so for large orders, it is best practice to use the proper equipment to ensure accuracy.
A basic type of paper scale is the digital paper scale. Digital paper scales are accurate enough to even be used for laboratory functions. The digital scales can weigh a variety of materials in relation to a square meter of that material. As an example, a digital paper scale can be used to weigh fabrics, papers, or even floor tiles. As with many types of digital scales, the output is displayed in a digital numeric format.
Different uses for Paper Counting Scales:
-Media production and copy centers use 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 number 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 home.
What to Look For in a Paper Weighing Machine
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 the frustration.
-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 fewer pauses and delays.
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.
Paper counting scales should contain certain features.
-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 backup battery.
-The option for battery power besides AC adapter adds to portability.
-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.
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Paper scales are created with very high precision. These types of scales are the most accurate way to determine paper weight. Many in the paper industry use these types of scales for quality control, ensuring that the paper being produced matches what it claims to be.
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