Counting Scales

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Counting Scales

Best Practices in Counting Scales

A counting scale can save you time and money when it comes to inventory control. Hand counting inventory or parts isn't practical and is time-consuming and inefficient in today’s fast paced environment. With a counting scale, you can always ensure inventory is up-to-date and done with a high degree of accuracy through automated data collection.

When counting thousands of pieces or parts, accuracy is a key component that cannot be compromised. Even the smallest mistake can translate into significant expenses, missed production cycles, and wasted components. Using a counting scale is an effective and efficient way to determine the number of parts in receiving, warehousing, production or shipping. Whatever components your operation needs to count, it requires the right solution to meet your demands accurately, every single time.

Counting Scales Can Perform a Variety of Tasks

Today’s counting scales not only count, but in some cases also allow you to check-weigh, totalize, and maintain a local database of parts inventory onboard the scale. System Scale offers a full range of counting solutions from basic parts counting scales to ERP integrated high-resolution, multi-scale counting systems.

Counting parts or pieces can be influenced by a variety of factors. However, among the main impacts are the:

  • Parts weights and its deviation
  • The accuracy of the counting scales (counting resolution)
  • The environment

The smaller the average piece weight, the higher the counting resolution needs to be in order to achieve accurate results in a defined range. System Scale can help you ensure those factors are considered when selecting the right counting scale for your needs.

Common Counting Scale Applications

Some of the common applications for counting scale uses include:

  • Electronics Parts Counting
  • Plastic Parts Counting
  • Completed Assembly Counting
  • Wire Length Calculator
  • Metal Castings
  • Newspaper Paper Inserts
  • Kitting Verification
  • And More...

Regular Calibration Keeps Counting Scales Precise

While it's important to select the right counting scale for your needs, installing it correctly and getting operators trained is also key. Even though these types of industrial scales are designed to withstand even the harshest environments, they must be periodically tested and maintained to ensure precision over time.

Scale calibration is also important to consider when operating a two-scale system. If the scales are not periodically calibrated, it's likely that the results are incorrect. Timely calibration and regular maintenance of your counting scale ensure it will operate reliably and deliver the results you rely on time and again.

For troubleshooting assistance, download our counting scales troubleshooting guide.

Let the experts at System Scale find the right counting scale for your industrial setting. Request more information or contact one of our dedicated sales engineers to learn more.

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