A New, Portable Bench Scale Handles Both Precise And High-Capacity Weighing
A&D's SA series of highly versatile portable bench scales are ideal to be used in the home, office, or out in the field. With a large handle, they are easy to carry around and/or take aboard a vehicle to use at various locations.
On top of that, perhaps the most notable feature of the SA series is that it is capable of both precise and high-capacity weighing. For weights up to 3 kg (or 3000 g if the gram unit is chosen), it can measure with a readability of 0.001 kg (or 1 g). When the weight exceeds 3 kg (not including tare, such as the weight of a container, etc.), the readability switches to 0.01 kg but measurement can be done up to 30 kg, 60 kg or 150 kg, depending on the capacity of the model. In other words, it suffices to have only one unit of the SA series to perform just about any kinds of measurements normally required in the home, office, or even out in the field. Further, if users prefer, the readability can be fixed to 0.01 kg or 0.1 kg for the entire measurement range (i.e. from zero to the capacity).
The SA series is equipped with an automatic zero setting mode, in which the scale automatically performs tare and sets the display to zero once the weight value becomes stable (or stays within the set range for 2 seconds). This is useful, for instance, when measuring the weight of a pet animal. What the owner is required to do is simply step on the scale, wait until the display value (the owner's own body weight) is tared, step down from the scale, hold the pet and then step on the scale again. The owner doesn't have to crouch down to press a key to tare her/his own body weight.
The LCD display (24 mm character height) of the SA series has a white backlight that is clearly visible even in a dimly-lit area. Moreover, the display is 180-degree reversible. That is, the display content can be rotated by 180 degrees so that users can read the weighing results from the direction that suits their use. For example, if the objects to be weighed are bulky and conceal the display when viewed from the weighing pan side, it is natural to read the display from the opposite (handle) side. If, on the other hand, users want to weigh an animal in the way mentioned above, they should rotate the display and read it from the weighing pan side.
The SA series comes standard with an AC adapter. It can also be operated on four D batteries (for approx. 700 hours with alkaline batteries, backlight OFF) for portability and use in the field without AC power. To avoid wasting power, the display switches off automatically when the scale is inactive for a set period of time. With the optional RS-232C interface, weighing data can be output to a PC (Windows Communication Tools software WinCT is available for free download), printer or other peripheral devices.
Additional details can be found on the A&D website at http://www.aandd.jp/
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A&D Company, Limited, headquartered in Tokyo, take advantage of their world-class analog and digital signal processing technologies to produce a diverse array of laboratory and industrial measuring equipment. In particular, they are known as Japan's top manufacturer of electronic weighing instruments ranging from ultrasensitive micro analytical balances to scales of several tons of capacity. Their innovations are always aimed at providing users with high practical utility and high value for the price. To find further information on A&D, visit http://www.aandd.jp/
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