John and Maria were both interning for the summer. It was a terrific position that would look great on their resumes. The people they worked for had a sense of humor, so you had to think about some of the requests they made. The humor made the internship fun.


One day they were told to bring a scale to another room. No other directions were given.


John took off running, but Maria remembered other challenges they had been given. So, she stayed and asked a key question. Maria asked what the scale would be used for. She was told they needed a scale that would measure in gram, ounces, and pounds. That didn't narrow things down since the BA303, BTA200, and the AG500 are all capable of weighing in those 3 units of measure as well as others units.


So, she followed that question up with another. What is the size of what will be put on the lab scale and what weight does it need to read to? Ah ha! Those were the key questions! So, Maria raced down the hall and picked up the AG500 scale. It has a capacity of 500g and a readability of 1mg.  Knowing the light weight that was to be measured, Maria chose a precision scale that was easy to move to another room and able to get the job done.  She couldn't help but laugh at John who was struggling to pull the BA303 industrial scale down the hall.


John looked at what she was carrying and realized he forgot to ask key questions like they had been taught. He just tried to bring the first scale in the room assuming the object to be weighed was relatively large.  They both returned to the room and had a good laugh, but John also learned a valuable lesson.


If you are going to need a  lab scale, you need to have some critical information such as what will it be used for. That is one of the keys to choosing an appropriate scale for your application.


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