What is a counting scale?
A counting scale is a device used to count multiple items, using their individual weights to determine the quantity that has been placed on the scale. Counting scales are most commonly used for stock control and shipment tasks, as they cut the time taken to count multiple identical items.
Why should a counting scale be used?
Digital industrial counting scales replace the need to count small, fiddly items by hand. With a counting scale from Marsden you can accurately weigh a large number of identical parts - and then the counting scale will calculate how many of those parts you have placed on the scale. This means our range of digital counting scales you see above are essential for precise parts counting, effective stock control and efficient packaging.
How do I know which counting scale to choose?
Marsden counting scales offer digital display resolutions of upto 1/30,000 and internal count resolutions upto 1/1,000,000, with the choice of Trade Approved or non-approved scales. The counting scales we sell are typically used in factories, warehouses and production facilities.
There are three steps to determining which of our counting scales is best for your needs:
Determine the average piece weight: If you are to be counting lots of items with different piece weights, identify the weight of the lightest item. This will allow you to choose the appropriate scale resolution to obtain a precise and accurate weight.
Determine the maximum weight: To work out a suitable capacity, take the average piece weight and times it by the quantity you're likely to be placing on the scale. For example, if you have 10,000 screws at 2g the total weight is 20kg. It may be best to choose a slightly larger capacity than you think you will need in case your production needs change.
Choose your scale: It is common to halve the average piece weight to find a suitable graduation. As an example, based on the calculations above, the best fit with a capacity of 30kg and graduations to 1g would be the Jadever JCE. Also consider other features you may need, such as PLUs or an optional printer.
What is a Trade Approved counting scale?
A Trade Approved counting scale is a counting scale that is legal to use for trading. If the price of an item is based on its weight, then a Trade Approved scale should be used.
Where can I find out more?
As a leading expert on counting scales, Marsden’s counting scales range covers every possible need your business may have. You can click on each of the products above to see their key features and to place an order, or you can find out more and place an order by giving us a call on 01709 364296.