Counting scales are an effective way of counting components and products with similar weight.
They are used for inventory purposes, stock taking, packing and commerce.
The CA100 is a compact cost effective counting scale for bench top use.CA100 Counting Scale 4- 32 kg
How do counting scales work?
Counting scales enable the operator to count components or piece parts by weight. Typically, the operator hand counts a sample of the product he/she wants to count and places this sample on the scale and enters the number of pieces via the key pad. Note, if the sample is in a container the empty weight of this must be zeroed out first.
The scale divides the weight on the scale by the number of pieces in the sample to determine the average piece weight or APW . Then the scale can apply this APW to the weight of a larger quantity of products and display the count. Just as a scale can be calibrated to weigh in grams or kg, it can also be ‘calibrated’ to weigh in units of a specific component. The accuracy is of course dependent on the uniformity of the individual products. As a general rule, the larger the sample, the more accurate the counting process. For regular counting procedures, component weights can be stored in the scales memory and re-called via the relevant PLU name/number (PLU = product look up).
Dual range counting systems link two scales together of different capacities. The samples are usually weighed on the smaller scale and then larger quantities of product can be counted on the large scale.