Digital Scale News gives nine criteria for purchasing precision scales. They state most buyers do not know what features they need, so they purchase the wrong scale. We encourage you to analyze what you need, review this list, and check out everything Torbal has to offer in order to help you find the perfect scale for your application.


The first of the criteria DSN focuses on includes design. Let's face it, many of us choose appliances based on how they look. While some may choose their precision scale this way, we suggest factors such as color remain your lowest priority.


Secondly, what units does the scale use? Your primary applications should help you determine if you need just the basic units, or additional ones such as Carats, Grains, or Newtons.  The more units of measure you have available the better equipped you’ll be to take on any and all tasks that may come your way.


The third criterion is capacity vs. accuracy. While often you will need to stick with a strict spec for both of these categories, many times an application is not as dependent on one. For example if you are weighing large amounts or performing an inventory count for a bulk item, precise accuracy is not always as important. If you are weighing medicines, or filling an individual order, accuracy becomes much more important to your task.  On the contrary, if your application requires measuring very small samples for an exact amount, you may never come close to exceeding the weight limitations of even the lowest capacity scales.


Size and portability are the fourth criteria. Like the other points, this might or might not be important to you. If the scale will be stationary, then this falls within the latter. However, if you are going to be carrying the scale and possibly be working in the field, then this is a high priority!


All of the factors stated pertain directly to the task at hand.  Some applications don’t have strict requirements and therefore you can be more lenient in which scale to choose.  If there are a wide range of operations that the precision scale will be used for then consider going with a higher end model that will cover all of the bases.


The other criteria discussed are the Tare Feature, Calibration, Battery, and the Warranty.  Ratehr then choose the wrong scale, we would like to help you decide how these criteria affect your specific task. Please contact us and let us help you find the best precision scale for your task so you are successful.