The metallurgy industry is one in which the physical and chemical behaviors of metallic elements, intermetallic compounds, and alloys are the primary concern. In production, metallurgy is concerned with the aspects of metal in regards to components made of metal for everyday consumer and industrial use. The main task of the metallurgy industry is one of balance, and it strives to find the balance between a number of elements including: cost, weight, strength, hardness, corrosion, toughness, fatigue resistance, and performance in temperature extremes. In order to accomplish this, the metallurgy industry needs to have very specific tools and equipment at its disposal. One of the most important pieces of equipment that is utilized in the metallurgy industry is the scale.
A Unique Difficulty
However, when it comes to dealing with metals, compounds and alloys there are some noted difficulties. One unique difficulty is that the industry is dealing with an item or items that can be very heavy. Some metals are deceivingly heavy, and despite their size can easily outweigh their size counterpart. So, when it comes to using scales, the metallurgy industry has a unique need. It needs to have the ability to weigh large capacities while maintaining absolute accuracy. However, as can be logically assumed, it can be difficult to achieve both high capacity and high accuracy at the same time. However, in the metallurgy industry the need to have both working in tandem is extremely important, not just to the work at hand, but the industry as a whole.
Surface Acoustic Wave Technology
With today’s technology, however, there is a relatively new development that allows for the combination of these attributes, high capacity and high accuracy. Our patented scale technology is called SAW Technology, or Surface Acoustic Wave Technology and it is highly useful for parts counting applications, high accuracy formulation, batching and mixing. This particular technology is a perfect match for the needs and uses of the metallurgy industry. The key to the SAW technology is that although metal load cells are still used, the device does not measure stress or strain, but rather displacement. This method works because the amount of displacement is miniscule, causing less stress on the load cell. Therefore, the load cell does not have to withstand unusual strain, which increases accuracy by reducing the possibility for error. There are no other scales today that offer this technology.
A Special Scale
One particular scale that utilizes SAW Technology is the Arlyn Large Ultra Precision Scale with Super Sensitivity and SAW Technology. This scale is excellent for both formulation and analysis. It comes with many standard features that complement its use in the metallurgy industry and also has additional specific options available that can create an even more customized product. Specifically, the Large Ultra Precision Scale has a 20″ x 23″ stainless platform. It is 4″ in height and has a 26 lb shipping weight. It has an operating temperature range from 14¡F to 104¡F. It has a display with 1″ high LCD digits, updates at 0.4 seconds, and is adjustable. Its power requirements are 117 VAC, 50/60 Hz. and it has an amazing accuracy of 0.01%. Additionally, some of the basic qualities of this scale include:
This scale has a sensitivity that is up to twenty times that of regular scales.
Viewing the results is made easy by the standard feature of a large, backlit, LCD dual display. This scale comes with a zero button and offers fifteen different weighing units. It also has a parts counting and check weighing function, automatic zero tracking, and stability control that add convenience to the weighing experience. Additionally, there is a wide variety of options that are available when it comes to data collection and communication. Some of the options available include RS-232, Ethernet, a rechargeable battery pack, set point controller for automatic filling, and more. No matter what the needs of equipment communication are for your business, we offer a compatible option.
This scale has an accuracy of up to 0.005% and a display resolution of up to 1 part in 400,000. Additionally, the internal resolution is up to 1 part in 2 million, making it superior in accuracy.
No Set Up
It comes with automatic calibrations, meaning that the relationship between the values of the quantities indicated by the scale and the corresponding reference standards has been already established. This means that no set up or dealer service is required.
This scale is manufactured with a stainless steel frame, in addition to a stainless steel weighing pan and click type switches, which means that it is rugged and durable. It is made to withstand constant and repeated use with your largest loads.
Modest CostIn comparison to other scales of its capabilities, this ultra-precision scale is available at a price comparative to its high-end strain gage counterpart, which is much less than other high precision scales. At Arlyn Scales, we strive to help our customers find the best scale for their business needs. We understand the importance of having the right tool for the job. We also understand how not having the correctly matched tool or equipment can greatly decrease speed and accuracy in the work environment, and therefore be detrimental to the overall productivity of the business. In an industry where accuracy is of absolute importance it is always best to let experience be your guide. We have been in the business of scales for more than thirty years. Therefore, we understand your needs and will work with you to meet them.
Because we manufacture our scales and subassemblies in our Long Island warehouse, we are able to offer factory direct products and prices. For more information about Surface Acoustic Wave technology and how it can benefit your business, Contact us today using our convenient online form, which can be found at www.ArlynScales.com, or by phone at (800) 645-4301. We look forward to serving you!