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Counting Scales


A counting scale can save you time and money on inventory control. Hand-counting parts is time-consuming, inefficient and impractical. With part counting scales, you can always ensure inventory is up-to-date and highly accurate through automated data collection.

When counting thousands of pieces or parts, accuracy is vital. Small mistakes can mean significant expenses, missed production cycles, and wasted components. A piece-counting scale is an efficient tool for accurately determining the number of parts in receiving, warehousing, production, or shipping.

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Beyond counting, some counting scales even 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 simple parts counting scales to ERP-integrated high-resolution, multi-scale counting systems.

Counting parts or pieces can be influenced by a variety of factors, including:

  • Part weights and their deviation
  • The accuracy of the counting scales (counting resolution)
  • The environment
  • The smaller the average piece weight, the higher the counting resolution needed to achieve accurate results in a defined range. 

System Scale can help you consider these factors and more when selecting the right scale for your needs.

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While counting scales are versatile, they are 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. Contact us to discuss how counting scales can benefit your business and bottom line.

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Counting Scale Service & Maintenance

Once you have purchased a scale, installation and operator training are important next steps. Counting scales must also be periodically tested and maintained to ensure precision over time.

Scale calibration is also important when operating a two-scale system. Without periodic scale calibration, there is no guarantee of accuracy. Timely calibration and regular maintenance ensure the scale will routinely deliver the results you rely on.

System Scale can help you with the service and maintenance your equipment needs to run at peak performance. Contact us to schedule service whenever you need it.

Counting Scale Information & Resources

Let our experts at System Scale find the right industrial counting scale for your business. Contact us to request more information or learn more from one of our dedicated sales engineers.

For troubleshooting assistance, download our counting scales troubleshooting guide. Refer to our Resources page for additional guides.