Scale precision is necessary for accurate results that must be obtained for a variety of different scientific studies. Miscalculation is not an option due to potentially disastrous consequences. All of our competitors claim to provide the level of scale precision but, if they can, they can only do so at low capacity. Generally, this capacity is around the 1200 gram mark. We at Arlyn do not believe our customers should be limited by this low capacity. Developing a highly precise scale that has a high capacity has been a goal of ours for years.
Arlyn Scales has been a leader in the weighing industry for thirty years. We have exceptionally high standards when it comes to implementing scale design and development. We manufacture our scales in our own factory in Long Island, New York. By doing this, we can ship directly to our customers without any markups. And we use that advantage to make sure your scales come standard with features that only come as purchased add ons with our competitors.
In the scientific field and other high accuracy applications, the most precise scales are needed. Arlyn is pleased to announce the release of a new line of scales called, Ultra Precision Scales. These scales offer both the high accuracy and the high capacity not previously available to the scientific industrial market.
Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Technology
During the last sixty or so years, strain gauge load cells were the leading solution in weighing industry technology. ItÕs the most common type of load cell in the industry. A load cell is a piece of metal much like a diving board that’s attached to both the bottom and platform of the scale. It converts force into an electrical signal. Weight is determined by the amount of stress measured when something is placed on the platform and the load cell.
The issue with strain gauge load cells is that they include sections with a thin piece of metal, called a flexure. This is necessary to produce an accurate weight measurement. Unfortunately, this thin metal is also the load cell’s weakness. When a load is dropped from a significant height on to the scale (shock loading) or a load heavier than the scales capacity is placed on it (overloading), the load cell can become damaged.
But Arlyn Scales has made a breakthrough in load scale technology and now manufacture scales using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology. These load cells are made out of much thicker metal, allowing it to stand up to greater wear and tear than the strain gauge load cells. SAW cells do not measure stress and strain like standard strain gauge cells. They measure displacement and the amount of displacement required to take an accurate measurement is very small. Therefore, the load cells are exposed to less of the stress that significantly contributes to measurement error.
Additionally, we created more innovations in our Ultra Precision Scales to further benefit the scientific weighing industry.
High Degree of Accuracy at Higher Weight
As previously mentioned, most highly precise scales lose accuracy as the load weight increases. We donÕt believe that is a problem you should have to live with. Our scales produce accurate measurements all the way up to 500 pounds, and our Large Ultra Precision scales with the SAW technology cost less than half as much as our competition’s models with resolution and accuracy in the 1:100,000 to 1:200,000 ranges.
Thanks to additional technological advances, we have developed a setpoint controller that can allow a scale operator to automate weighing. Arlyn’s controller enables the user to set weight ranges on the scale and receive an electronic notification once the ranges have been achieved. By doing this, personnel can attend to tasks that require more vigilance. Based on our customer feedback, operation is simple and user friendly.
Control and Data Analysis
Keeping records is an import aspect of scientific research and experimentation, and usually requires a secondary device for storage and analysis. In order to accommodate this, we provide several different connectivity options including:
- USB Ð Our most popular connectivity option, the USB connector uses a standard computer cable. This will allow a quick and easy connection to your laptop or personal computer. Once you have access to the weight data, you can use our free USB Remote Software to export this data. Additionally, we offer a utility that imports the data into Microsoft applications such as Access or Excel.
- Ethernet ÐRemote users who wish to maintain access to their scales should pick this option. You will be connected to your scale through your Wi-Fi network or wired Ethernet. Our Remote Indicator Software gives you access and control. This can be helpful for problem solving with issues that occur after normal working hours. And as in the case with the USB connector option, you will be able to analyze and export weight data with ease.
- Datalogging Ð As opposed to connecting a laptop or PC to the scale, this option allows operators to quickly connect a flash drive to the USB port. Weight data will quickly download onto the drive in a CSV format. This data can then be imported into Windows supported applications.
Custom Fit for Customers
Naturally, a one size fits all solution does not meet everyone’s needs. However, Arlyn views your concerns as a challenge to grow and change. Should our current models not meet your industry’s goals, we welcome the chance to sit down with you and design a scale that is affordable and tailored to your needs.
Bringing Precision and Capacity to the Scientific Industry
In the thirty years we have been a weighing industry leader, we have learned how important customer service is in order to be successful. We back up our high quality, low cost scales with high quality customer service that stands second to none. We do not want you to just be happy with the scales you have purchased. We want you to be happy with your Arlyn Scales sales experience. Our knowledgeable and friendly customer service staff are available to answer questions and to help guide you to the scale model that best suits your needs. Call us today at (800) 645-4301 or use the form on our Contact Page to get in touch. We would love to talk about how we can best serve you!