Weighing instruments are often used throughout agriculture, from the science of soil to weighing harvests or even monitoring livestock. In this blog post, we’ll explain how scales are used in farms and other agricultural settings.
Sometimes, scales and balances can list a certain number of “PLUs” or mention storing and recalling products. But what do PLUs mean exactly? How can you take advantage of PLUs for your applications? Do you even need PLUs? What scales use PLU? Are PLUs limited to a specific type of scale? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at memory functions available on weighing devices.
You can connect various peripherals to scales and balances but sometimes, scales have the printer integrated in the indicator for convenience. Should you get a scale with a built-in label printer? What are the benefits? Are there drawbacks? Do you need one?
Determining an object’s density tell us a lot about it. What can we learn from density?
Many factors can affect the results you obtain from your scale or balance, including the environment where you’re conducting measurements. It’s important to understand which weight fluctuations are caused by vibrations or air currents and which are caused by your equipment. In this post, we’ll go over some common causes of results changes and how to handle them.
If you’re interested in a balance’s data communication capabilities, you might have noticed the section concerning baud rate in the manual. What is the baud rate? How does it relate to scales and balances? How can it be used to your advantage? Let’s take a look at serial communication.