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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 because it is time-consuming and inefficient in today’s fast-paced environment. With part counting scales, 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 piece 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.

ME precision balance with a P25 printer

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 scale for your needs.

mettler toledo ICS685 counting scale

While counting scales can be incredibly versatile in their applications, they’re still used for plain old counting, too!  Some of the more common applications for their use include:

  • Electronics Parts Counting
  • Plastic Parts Counting
  • Completed Assembly Counting
  • Hands-Free Counting
  • Wire Length Calculator
  • Metal Castings
  • Newspaper Paper Inserts
  • Kitting Verification

Whether you need a scale for counting, checkweighing, or quality assurance, we have a solution to fit your needs. Reach out to one of our sales engineers to discuss how counting scales can benefit your business and your bottom line.

mettler toledo calibration certificate

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,  accuracy can’t be ensured. Timely calibration and regular maintenance of your 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. Refer to our Resources page for additional guides.

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