Paint mixing is an art form. Simply mixing colors like blue and yellow will not translate into the exact green you may be looking for. Each shade of green has to be carefully formulated and controlled. Think of it like baking a cake. If the cake calls for two eggs, a cup of flour and two cups of sugar, increasing or decreasing the ingredients at leisure will have a huge affect on the outcome of the cake. The same goes for paint mixing, but obviously on a much more precise framework. Arlyn Scales provide industry paint designers with high quality scales able to obtain precise measurements. These scales are versatile enough be used in any paint mixing niche. The company offers an array of standard mixing scales (not as popular anymore), which simply weigh each paint ingredient as it is poured into the mixing cup on the scale. Technicians must look up how much of each material is needed from the paint formula and carefully pour out that amount while watching the scale. The scale will prompt users to either add the next ingredient or ask if users would like to recalculate the mix in the event of an accidental over pour. This will allow users to more quickly produce the correct mix of pigments and other ingredients for the specific color paint. Technicians must be able to properly mix reducers or thinners, and other additives into the paint, or serious paint problems will result. Their accurate measurement is crucial when providing highly concentrated colorants and pigments to base paint. Most manual scales have been replaced by computerized scales (Arlyn’s specialty). Computerized intelligent scales allow automated paint mixing. Arlyn’s mixing scales are used by paint suppliers and technicians to weigh the various ingredients when mixing paint materials. Their scales will precisely weigh out each ingredient. Using paint manufacturer formulations, Arlyn’s mixing scales are used to add different pigments, reducers, or other materials to make the paint the desired color and viscosity. Arlyn can customize any scale to fit your needs. For example with some of their custom solutions, it will state how much pigment, reducer, or hardener needs to be used by weight. When mixing paint and solvents or other additives, it will prompt to measure and mix their contents accurately. This is essential to doing good paint and body work. Regardless of the scale solution you choose, each of Arlyn’s digital and electronic scales provide their operators with user-friendly features. With high-tech innovation and durable design, Arlyn Scales offers the very best in industrial scales. Each scale is specialized for the task in which they are used for, but user-friendly so that anyone can operate an Arlyn scale. While Arlyn has many choices to choose from when it comes to achieving desired hues, the scale of preference when it comes to proper paint mixing is their SAW scale. Their solid state Surface Acoustic Wave technology, known as SAW scales include ultra precision scales and large ultra precision scales. The SAW scales measure displacement, rather than stress or strain, which greatly reduces the range of error. With accuracy at 0.005%, this scale offers a sensitivity of up to 20 times that of regular scales. The die cast aluminum frame and weighing pan are rugged and durable, which is ideal for the paint mixing environment. When working with high accuracy formulation, batching, and mixing in industries such as transportation, geotechnical and environmental these scales will exceed your expectations. Other reasons to choose SAW technology is their extreme ruggedability. In an industrial environment where these digital scales are constantly being used, it is quite possible for the containers to drop onto the scale while offering an unpleasant distress to the sensors. One of Arlyn’s outstanding features when it comes to these electronic scales is their overload specification of 500 percent of the full capacity of the scale. Another thing to note when it comes to SAW technology is regardless of the climate the scale is operating in the digital device will always offer accurate readings. Exact ratios must be carefully formulated in order to successfully match paint colors. For folks who rely on these specialized digital scales to carefully mix and match colors in order to remain consistent from batch to batch, they will benefit most from Arlyn Scales solutions.