Adam PGL-10001 digital scale has a weighing capacity of 10000 grams and a readability of 0.1 grams. PGL precision balances offers durability and precision coming together
for a whole new class of digital scale. The 15.7" x 11.8" stainless steel weighing pan provides a large weighing platform especially useful for materials testing labs. Non-slip adjustable feet provide a friction anchor to compensate for accidental bumps to the precision balance. Modern low profile design and a color coded, sealed pad add to a simple weighing experience. Auto sleep and power down function to save battery life. A built-in rechargeable battery and AC adapter allow you to
take your PGL balance anywhere, even out to the field. Adam
Equipment’s unique ShockProtect™ overload protection keeps
the weighing mechanism safe from unwanted overloads like book
bags and heavy hands.
Adam Equipment PGL10001 is a low cost scale since it's weigh sensor is built using strain gauge technology. Strain gauge loadcells don't provide the same performance and accuracy like magnetic force restoration (MFR) balance costing substantially more money. If you are on a budget with limited funds the PGL10001 might be your digital scale for your weighing application, but you do get what you pay for. One benefit of a strain gauge is the scale can operate on batteries while a MFR balance has to plug into an AC power receptacle. You'll get better performance, linearity and repeatability with an electromagnetic weigh sensor like those found in the A&D GP-12K, A&D GF-12K, Mettler Toledo SB32001-GA or Sartorius CPA12001S but this weigh sensor design cost more money. If you're on a tight budget and your weighing results aren't for a super critical application then the AE PGL10001 might be your best choice.
The large backlit display with capacity tracker
is easy to read and shows you how much
weighing range is left when using the tare
function, ensuring that you do not overload
Navigating the built in applications and
weighing modes is easy with the intuitively
designed keypad. Access to the main
functions is quick and a special lock out
feature allows the supervisor to set up access
to all or selected functions so users do not
inadvertently change the settings.
Communications is a snap with the built in
bi-directional RS-232 interface. It interfaces
with computers or printers and works with
AdamDU data collection software or WinWedge balance communication software.
AC and rechargeable battery
operation both included
Brilliant backlit display with 1¨ high digits and
graphic capacity tracker
All metal, chemical resistant construction
RS-232 bi-directional interface
ShockProtect™ overload 3-point protection
Below balance weighing
Weighing units including g, kg, ct, gn, N, lb, oz, lb-oz
Below balance weighing
PGL balances combine the solid construction and fundamental
features of a high-precision top loader with the versatility of
operation making this a truly portable digital scale.
The full line of Adam Equipment PGL series scales can be found here.
If the PGL10001 is too expensive for your budget then review the MyWeigh ibalance i11000.or EPB10K (10000g x 0.1g). The MyWeigh Scale and EPB10K both use the same strain gauge weigh sensor design that we really refrain from recommending for digital scale with greater than 60,000 divisions since eventually you'll have a weighing application that the drift of the load cell weigh sensor will hinder your weighing expectations. Again watch our video here so you know what to expect in a strain gauge loadcell vs electromagnetic force restoration.
To determine the amount of divisions you divide the capacity of the scale divided by readability. So for the PGL10000 10000g x 0.1g is a 100,000 division scale (10000/0.1). There are limitations of a strain gauge, but for scale manufacturer's quest to bring lower cost scales to the marketplace we see strain gauges stretched to unreal limits. If your budget forces you to buy a strain gauge scale you really should buy the calibration weight to calibrate the scale daily.