While many things have changed in the scale industry over the past several decades, display indicators have largely remained the same. Even today, if you were to walk into any manufacturing facility, food processing plant or veterinary clinic, you would see a scale with a simple digital display that likely had a few buttons to control the functionality of the scale. The digital numbers that you would see on these simple digital indicators are often hard to read and not customizable.
At Arlyn Scales, we’ve been a leader in the scale industry for over 30 years and have spent most of this time developing new and innovative ways to improve upon our scale technology. It wasn’t until recently that we realized that while our scale enhancements have made great improvements for our customers, traditional scale displays as a whole lacked many of the features and ease of use that was available in so many other industries.
To combat this problem, Arlyn Scales went to work to completely redevelop our scale indicator as a whole. After a long process of testing and product development, we just recently released our Upscale Touch Screen Indicator, which offers a wide variety of new features that were never possible from a traditional digital indicator.
Importance of Color for Your Scales’ Display Indicators
In the past, one of the suggestions that we often heard from our customers was adding the ability to display color on our display indicators. While this was cost prohibitive for quite some time, with today’s touchscreen technology, we’re finally able to deliver color displays to our customers. A few of the reasons why we think color display indicators can be beneficial for our customer’s needs include:
- Modern Color Screens Are Much Easier to View
Today’s color screens are far more advanced than standard LED or even numeric LCD displays. Screens are much larger and crisper, making them much easier to view from both close distances, as well as from afar. While most standard digital displays may feature 1” – 2” digits, our touchscreen indicator features a 7” display with an IPS capacitive widescreen display that is ideal for viewing weight information in all types of working environments and lighting situations.
- Color an Be Used to Better Convey Information
Without color, it can be difficult to convey information that may need additional attention. For example, with touchscreen display indicators, we can show an alarm condition using indicator lights, or tare weights can be shown in a different color from total weight. If you’re handling pharmaceuticals or corrosive materials, these indicators can be extremely important to ensure that everyone is aware of any impending danger.
- Color Schemes Are More Configurable
At Arlyn Scales, one of our specialties is being able to provide our clients with the type of scale that has the exact features that they may need. This involves working closely with our customers, but also designing our scales with an eye for customization. One way that we promote customization is with our new Arlyn Upscale Touch Screen Indicator.
This display indicator is fully customizable and offers a variety of color schemes, depending on the needs of our customers. For instance, customers can change the color scheme from light on dark to dark on light, depending on their viewing conditions. This is just one of the ways that users can modify display settings with our touchscreen indicator to make their jobs easier.
Additional Features of Our Touchscreen Indicators
While color touchscreens should help to provide a better user experience for scale users, the versatility of our touchscreen doesn’t stop there. Below are just a few of the many beneficial features:
- Different Buttons for Different Functions
Depending on how you use your scale, you may be weighing a variety of different materials and be interested in different data at any given time. With a traditional display indicator, it can be difficult to reprogram buttons and other scale functions based on your needs. With a touchscreen indicator from Arlyn, assigning different buttons to the scale’s display is as simple as accessing our easy-to-use menus to indicate what is important to you at any given moment.
- Touchscreen Functionality Improves User Experience
It’s hard to go anywhere these days and not see loads of people using touchscreens on their mobile phones or tablets. This is largely due to the ease with which almost anyone, young or old, can master a touchscreen.
Functions such as “swipe” or “flick” have become so familiar within our society that adding these functions to our touchscreen display can only help to improve the user experience of those who are using the scale on a daily basis. Our touchscreen indicator uses these familiar patterns to help navigate users through our menus and easily give our customers access to their weight data.
- Water Resistant
At Arlyn Scales, we understand that many of our scales are used in taxing commercial environments where they may come into contact with water and other potentially harmful chemicals. For this reason, we’ve created an injection molded enclosure that helps to protect our indicator from water and other moisture problems.
- Fast Processor
Our touchscreen display is built on the Android operating system and features a robust Quad Core processor featuring 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. This will ensure that users can store large amounts of weight data and never experience lag or delays when navigating through the many functions available with our touchscreen.
Interested in Learning More About the Arlyn Upscale Touch Screen Indicator?
If you’re interested in learning more about the many features packed into our updated touchscreen indicator, feel free to reach out to Arlyn Scales today. We’ll be more than happy to show you how this touchscreen indicator offers a whole host of features that aren’t possible with a standard digital indicator. To reach out to our team of scale experts, give us a call at 800-645-4301 or contact us through our online contact form where we’ll follow up with you shortly.