Basic Counting Procedures for the B130

Below is an overview on how to use the Brecknell B130 counting scale for basic counting of parts.

Counting by Sampling
Follow these steps to count items using the sampling method. For count accuracy all items should be uniform in weight. Errors in count will occur if
parts vary in weight.

1. Turn the scale on and zero the display, if necessary, using the Zero key. Be sure the scale is displaying weight in your preferred unit of measure. Change it
using the Units key, if necessary.
2. Place a known number of objects on the scale. This is the sample weight the scale will use to calculate a piece weight… Weight of the items is displayed in the WEIGHT window.
3. Key in the number of objects you placed on the scale… SPL.PCS is displayed in the PIECE WEIGHT window and the number you keyed in is displayed in the COUNT window.
4. Press the Enter key to accept the keyed in number. (If you make an error in keying in the number, press the Clear key to clear the count in the COUNT
window and re-key the correct number.)… The scale calculates the weight of each piece (the piece weight) and displays the count in the COUNT window.
5. Place the items to be counted on the scale… The total weight, piece weight and count of the items will be shown in the three display windows respectively.
6. Remove the items from the scale and repeat steps 5 and 6 to count items of the same piece weight.
7. Repeat steps 1-6 to count items of a different piece weight. Counting can also be done while using a tare. After you have set the piece weight
(step 4), place the item to be tared on the scale, press the Tare key and continue with counting as described in step 5.

Note: Piece weight is displayed in grams/decimal grams or LB/decimal pounds.

Note: The original piece weight will be held in memory until a new piece weight has been determined. Turn the scale off, then on to return to normal weighing mode.

Counting by Entering a Known Piece Weight
You can enter a known piece weight and begin counting without sampling. This can also be used with the tare function active. After you have set the piece weight, place the item to be tared on the scale, press the Tare key and continue with counting as described below.

Follow these steps:
1. Turn the scale on and zero the display, if necessary, using the Zero key. Be sure the scale is displaying weight in your preferred unit of measure.  Change it using the Units key, if necessary.
2. Press the Pcwt key… PC.t is displayed in the COUNT window and zeroes are displayed in the WEIGHT and PIECE WEIGHT windows.
3. There is a decimal point already in the PIECE WEIGHT window. Key in the known piece weight, in decimal pound or grams, using the numeric keypad so that the piece weight in the PIECE WEIGHT window is correct, then press the Enter key to accept this piece weight. (If you make an error in keying in the number, press the Clear key to clear the number and re-key the correct number.)
The counting mode activates using the entered piece weight.
4. Place the items to be counted on the scale… The total weight, piece weight and count of the items will be shown in the three display windows respectively.
5. Remove the items from the scale and repeat steps 4 and 5 to count items of the same piece weight.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 to count items of a different piece weight.  Counting can also be done while using a tare. After you have set the piece weight (step 3), place the item to be tared on the scale, press the Tare key and continue with counting as described in step 4.

CAS EC-2 Dual Channel Counting Scale

The EC-2 from CAS Corporation provides the features you need for counting and weighing and is available in four capacities from 6 to 60 pounds. Connect a second platform to expand your capacity. Great for use in manufacturing, parts shops, hardware stores, etc. Easily Connect to a Second Platform to the counting scale for weighing and counting large amounts. Save up to 200 Presets. Lb/Kg switchable along with RS-232C Interface. Accumulation Mode and negative counting capability as well. Click the following for more information on the EC2 counting scale

EC2 Counting Scales

CAS Dual Channel EC-2 Counting Scale

Operation As A Counting Scale

Sometimes customers know very little about actual counting on a counting scale. Below is an excerpt from the PC905 counting scale manual that mentions the basic counting function of the counting scale. Counting consists of two major steps; entering a piece weight and adding the items to be counted. You enter the piece weight in one of these ways:

• key in a known piece weight
• bulk sampling or dribble sampling (bulk is the default method)
• reverse sampling, method 1 or method 2 (method 1 is default).This can be used if either bulk or dribble is enabled. Continue reading

CAS EC Series Counting Scales

Designed with reliability in mind, the CAS EC Series Counting Scale stands alone its field. High accuracy and simple to use are standard features with this counting scale. The EC series also has an optional label or receipt printer available to record the counts that you acheive onto paper or labels.  EC series counting scale is great for use in manufacturing, parts shops, hardware stores, etc. Capacities available include 6, 15, 30, and 60 lb. The scale features High Internal Resolution (1/600,000), Easy to read LCD with Blue Backlight, and Rechargeable battery and standard AC power.

Digi DC788

DIGI DC-788 Series

The DIGI DC-788 parts counting scale exceeds all expectations of a counting scale at a price point that can’t be beat! With a capacity of up to 100 pounds, and an optional rechargeable battery that provides up to 24 hours of continuous usage, this durable counting scale offers tremendous power and virtually unlimited flexibility. Its bright red LCD display can be seen from any angle and is highly visible in low light areas.

DC788 Digi Counting Scale

If accuracy and ease-of-use are important, the DC-788 is a must-have. With its RS-232 interface, you can easily attach a scanner or printer for all your labeling applications. And only the DC-788 enables you to customize your output by allowing specific spec codes to be disabled. With the DC-788’s increased capacity and power, you can now do much more economically!

  • Counting resolution of 1/1,000,000
  • Auto recomputing function
  • Negative sampling and counting (count out of a full container)
  • Vivid, bright red display
  • Simultaneously weight display, unit weight, tare, and quantity
  • Net/gross weight display
  • Lb/kg weight display conversion
  • Full-duplex RS-232 output to PC or printer
  • AC or rechargeable battery operation* (battery optional)
  • 100 product look up registers

Avery Weigh-Tronix PC-902

Avery Weigh-Tronix PC-902 Counting Scales

Weigh-Tronix PC-902

Avery Weigh-Tronix PC-902

Electronic counting scales like the Avery Weigh-Tronix PC-902 allow you to get closer to an accurate parts count – which allows you to get closer to a just-in-time inventory system resulting in much better manufacturing efficiencies. Our counting scales are accurate and durable, featuring clear displays with easy to read prompts and instructions. They can interface with printers and integrate into your management information systems network to give you complete control over your processes. An easy-to-operate, no nonsense counting scale that weighs extremely light parts and reduces the time required to count. The PC-902, using vibrating beam technology provides the highest level of counting accuracy, at an affordable price. anufacturers and suppliers of small components for computers, communications equipment, electronics and other products know the importance of accurate counting and weighing. Counting parts that are so small and light that they can barely be seen is a daunting and time-consuming process that is prone to error. Now even small-component manufacturers and suppliers have a counting scale alternative that ensures accuracy and reduces time required to count parts. The Avery Weigh-Tronix PC-902 digital counting scales have the ability to weigh parts as light as 0.00001 lbs. in less time with accuracy up to 99%.

Pennsylvania 7600

Pennsylvania 7600 Counting Scale

FAST, ACCURATE AND DEPENDABLE. The Pennsylvania 7600 Counting Scale features heavy duty cast construction, premium load cells, and bright LED display. Accurate and reliable in a wide range of applications. Full numeric keyboard. Simplified, one button counting. Automatic Sample Update. Weight displayed in 2 units of measure plus count. Utilizing the PLUS+ series Main Board technology, these products are designed to be user-friendly and highly productive, provide long accurate service. Pennsylvania Counting and Weighing scales and indicators are intentionally clean by design. These 7000 Series products feature 1:16 million internal counts, with 10,000 displayed weight graduations.

Pennsylvania 7600 counting scale

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Cardinal CS

Cardinal CS Series Digital Counting Scale

The built-in rechargeable battery pack with up to 200 hours of continuous use not only monitors the battery life, but also recharges the battery while the scale is in operation insuring no unexpected “down time.” Preset count and weight limits can be set to alert the operator that a quantity or desired weight has been achieved. The is an excellent feature for packaging of parts and products.

Cardinal CS parts counting scale

With 15,000 weight divisions, the Cardinal CS Counting Scale is capable of counting the smallest of parts. The CS series includes memory accumulators to keep total piece count and weight from the last time the memory was cleared. This feature is great for keeping a running total on specific parts and products. The CS scale packaging can be re-used when storing or transferring the scale. A vinyl dust and debris cover protects the CS scale from all of the dirt that can accumulate over long term use

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Ohaus EC Series Counting Scale

ohaus ec portable battery powered counting scale

The Ohaus EC is a battery powered portable parts counter

Ohaus EC Counting Scales are an economical digital parts counting scale and designed for fast, accurate operation. Ideally suited for annual inventories, parts rooms, rentals and other counting applications, with an internal counting resolution of 1:600,000. Ohaus EC Counting Scales offer accuracy, durability and portability in one practical design.