Types of Weighing Scales

Posted in Uncategorised on 10th November 2014

Weighing Scales

A weighing scale is an instrument to find the mass of an object. Today scales have many uses for scales including personal weight management or monitoring, manufacturing for quality control, and in industrial settings for safety. Scales are available from a wide range of weighing scales suppliers. Considerations in choosing one may involve price, quality and reputation, and desired use among others.

Scales in Medical Weight Management

In a personal setting, scales are primarily used for weight management (or just simply tracking) or use as a food aid. Baby weighing scales, in this personal setting, are used at home or in a doctor's office to watch as a baby grows and ensure that adequate nutrition is being received. In teens and adults scales are used to monitor weight, perhaps for gain/ loss or simply maintenance. Food scales are becoming more and more popular as a tool for weight maintenance. Personal ones are relatively inexpensive and are used to weight food, so you know exactly what you calorie, fat, protein, sugar or another nutritional intake is.

Industrial Scales

Scales are also used in a variety of manufacturing and commercial settings. Safety measures are a major concern in today's workplace and industrial weighing scales, as well as the platform weighing scales, are tools to help alleviate some of them. One must ensure that all flooring can adequately hold all types of machinery and manufacturing vehicles as well as knowing what weight can be safely carried by these same items. Consider a large factory warehouse and the implications of shelving not being able to hold the weight put on it, one must know how much the shelving can hold and the weight of each item. Scales are also used commonly as a quality check. When items are produced or allotted into portions for sale, each item must be the same weight (or weight range) for quality purposes.

There are two primary types of scales. The first are electronic weighing scales which show a digital read of the mass of an item. The second are mechanical weighing scales which have a dial and indicator or a graduated beam with sliding weights indicating weight of an object. The electronic scales measure the weight via a load cell under the weigh platform and the mechanical scales utilise a lever and knife edge and/or a spring which measures through the relative compression applied the mass of the object being weighed.

There are many excellent choices for weighing scales today. When choosing find one for your use type and in your price range from a reputable scale retailer.


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