One standard question that we receive quite often is, how to use a counting scale or how does a counting scale work? The easiest answer is to manually count out ten of the same parts and place them on the scale. Then let the scale determine the average piece weight and at that point you can add more of those same parts to the scale and the scale will automatically count them for you.

Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Sometimes it can be that simple, but there are other factors that develop which can cause some problems. First, as we’ve mentioned before in our counting scale reviews, some scales for counting parts are easier to use than other models. If a scale is hard to use it might lead to more potential user error or have a negative impact on counting scale accuracy. Every now and then a customer will ask what is the best counting scale? That can be tricky to answer since there are actually a number of pretty good scales in the market place.

If you’re having a tough time figuring out which scale will work best for you, we suggest taking a look at the user manual or instructions. This will give you some insight into the basic operation of the scale and give you a basic overview of how the scale works.

Counting scale sample size can be very important too. This is really the foundation for the accuracy of your parts counting efforts. Your parts need to be the same weight and you need to get a good average piece weight. One of the easiest ways to do that is by getting a good sample. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the Digi DC782 scale or the old Digi counting scale dc 80. If you do this correctly, you will virtually eliminate error and establish excellent levels of accuracy on all your counts. Click here for additional info.