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.