Across the United States of America, and around the globe, industrial weighing scales are used for a variety of weighing applications—making industrial scales one of the most common instruments used in a multitude of industries worldwide. For companies where a fraction of a pound of material can impact the quality of products or the efficiency of a business’ operation, a precise and high-resolution scale is a must.
Choose Both: Price and Accuracy
When shopping for an industrial scale, consumers typically have a choice to make between what is more important: cost or accuracy? Unfortunately, the two most common industrial scale types available sacrifice one characteristic for the other—for example: strain gage scales deliver good accuracy and affordability, while magnetic force restoration (MFR) scales deliver amazing accuracy and high costs.
Arlyn Scales developed a second generation of Ultra Precision Scales using our internationally patented Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology. Our Ultra Precision Scales incorporate SAW technology and provide customers with superior accuracy (even to MFR scales) at a cost that is comparable to high-quality strain gage scales. In higher capacities, the cost of Ultra Precision SAW Scales by Arlyn Scales are approximately 1/3 of the cost of MFR scales; however, the accuracy is the same.
The Secrets Behind Surface Acoustic Wave Technology
Surface Acoustic Wave technology is in every Ultra Precision Scale manufactured by Arlyn Scales. This is how SAW technology works:
- There are 2 transducers in every scale and a bulk wave is sent from 1 transducer to the other, and back again.
- The amount of time it takes for the wave to travel back and forth between the 2 transducers is measured digitally.
- When an object is placed on the scale platform, the distance between the 2 transducers changes and the amount of time it takes for the wave to travel between the 2 transducers increases.
- Measurements are accurately determined by the amount of time it takes for the bulk wave to travel between the 2 transducers.
The accuracy of Ultra Precision Scales by Arlyn Scales is 20 times better than strain gage scales. Arlyn Scales manufactures Ultra Precision Scales with maximum weight capacities ranging between 5 and 1,000 pounds.
Ultra Precision Scales are ideal for applications requiring extreme precision, such as: formulation, and ink and dye manufacturing. Ultra Precision Scales are also great for parts counting and counting scales are frequently used in the pharmaceutical industry, quality control laboratories, and at schools, colleges, and universities.
Many organizations and businesses use Ultra Precision Scales to simplify processes and enhance efficiency. Here are a few companies you may not have known use Ultra Precision Scales:
1. The United States Military
Just like any other functioning organization or business, the military frequently has to test operations and products. Defense departments in the United States are constantly under pressure to be as efficient as possible and to make funds stretch as far as possible. Ultra Precision Scales are useful to the U.S. military, because, with high accuracy and affordability, the government can improve efficiency without breaking the bank. One example of the U.S. Military that utilizes Ultra Precision Scales is the Navy. In the 1990s’, the Navy used high resolution drum scales to test processes for aerosol paint can recycling, which required scales with high capacity and high accuracy.
2. Top Universities: Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and MIT
Ultra Precision Scales are manufactured from high quality stainless steel, which means Ultra Precision Scales are resistant to corrosion from moisture and harsh chemicals. Furthermore, the pans on Ultra Precision Scales are constructed from die cast aluminum meaning Ultra Precision scales are lightweight. What could be better in a top university laboratory than a lightweight weighing scale that can resist corrosion, while maintaining strength in high temperatures?
Top universities, like Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and MIT, benefit from the use of Ultra Precision Scales because of the high accuracy, high capacity, and affordability of the scales.
Additional benefits of Ultra Precision Scales include:
- Automatic Calibration
- 500% maximum capacity overload
- Large LCD display
- Full Remote Capability – RS-232 transmits data collected by Ultra Precision Scale to computers, printers, and programmable logic controllers. Ultra Precision Scales can receive commands from computers.
3. Airline Companies
There are industrial weighing scales manufactured to measure the weights of helicopters, single engine aircrafts, and even the world’s largest passenger aircrafts. But, considering the highest maximum capacity available for Ultra Precision Scales is 1,000 pounds, it’s unfathomable to believe our scales measure giant passenger airplanes. However, airline companies, like Boeing, do use Ultra Precision Scales.
It’s important to test and verify airplanes during design, flight, production, delivery, etc. Additionally, it’s important to regulate the weights of aircrafts in order to ensure planes are operating in safe manners. Airlines use Ultra Precision Scales to check the weights of baggage and airfreight before it is loaded onto aircrafts.
Need an Ultra Precision Scale?
As you can see, there are many uses for Ultra Precision Scales. Visit Arlyn Scales’ website today to view our full offering of high capacity, high accuracy, and low cost Ultra Precision Scales. If you want to learn more about Surface Acoustic Wave technology or Ultra Precision Scales, then do not hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable staff today. Call us at 800-645-4301 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.