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Key Points to look at when buying Weighing Scales Online

Weighing machine , as all of us are aware, is used widely for weighing and indicating mass or weight of an object. The manual ones are less effective as compared to the present day digital and automatic versions. The weighing scales are broadly classified based on styles, sizes, prices and capacities .Some of the common varieties of scales in the market are floor scales, bench scale, platform scale, digital scale, pocket scales. There are quite a few key points one has to be aware of when buying weighing scales online.

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You need to know what maximum weight you will weigh at any given point in time. Assuming you have to maximum weigh a baggage of articles of 500 kg and the bag weighs 20 kg, you will have to necessarily opt for scales that will more than 500 kg. In such circumstances, it is preferable to select the next higher weighing capacity machine.

Next in importance is to know the incremental weights you would require - it could be 10g/1g/1mg or whatever depending on your type of goods. It is worthwhile to know that usually increment on most scales is set at 3,000 divisions. That is to say, any scale capacity is divided up into 3000 parts, therefore the increment size is normally a direct correlation with the capacity.

It is common knowledge that scales come in different sizes. The capacity of the scale is what determines the size of the weighing area on scales. Of course, there are scales that feature a larger weighing area but with low weighing capacities. For a scale that weighs up to 150Kg the size would normally be upwards of 550mm x 550mm. The size of the scale that you should opt is directly related to the type of goods you will weigh, as some goods may occupy large space but weigh little.

Another key parameter is the environment in which the scale will be placed - for instance the area could be wet, dry, damp etc. Though seemingly na´ve, this is an important factor to be take into consideration. Please remember many low cost scales do not provide protection from flow of water, dampness and moisture. This can be one single largest cause of scale failures. Buying a food scale that features IP rated sealing is always preferable when working within that industry or similar industries. Buying scales that feature a form of ingress protection, though initially costlier, will definitely save money in the long term.

As a matter of fact, ATEX scales are designed for hazardous areas. These scales are categorized as zone 1 and zone 2 scales and zone 2 scales are understandably cheaper than Zone 1 scales due to the extra protection provided. But you need to remember that zone 2 scales are not to be used in zone 1 areas.

There are a few things that you need to consider when you buy a weight scale. Apart from the above key points, you need to select a scale that is sturdy and expected to last long. As a matter of fact, there are weigh scales that are made of glass which are prone to scratches and you need to be careful all the time when using them. So depending on where and how you like to use the scale you will have to choose the scale which is most appropriate.

"Perryscale.com provide sales and expert service on a wide range of weighing scales like floor scales, platform scales, bagging scales, bench scales, counting scales, portable scales, rail scales, crane scales, shipping scales, axle scales, used scales and coil scales. If you are planning to buy a ticket printer, tape printer or direct thermal label printer then you have visited the right site."

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