Ohaus Scout SPX223 is one of newest additions to the expanding line of the Ohaus Scout Series. This is a economy entry level milligram digital scale is built using strain gauge technology and offers 220 grams weighing capacity and increments in 0.001 gram divisions. Now just because the scale increments in 0.001 gram divisions does not mean it is accurate to 1 milligram. Ohaus states the repeatability as ± 2 divisions and linearity as ± 3 divisions. In other words the precision is ± 2 milligrams and accuracy is ± 3 milligrams and this is Ohaus testing the scale in the most ideal environment - perfect temperature, humidity, zero electronic noise interference, rock solid stable surface, perfectly level, etc so it would be extremely difficult for you to achieve those results.
Some people might say how can the SPX223 be priced so low? Again the SPX223 is built with a loadcell using strain gauge technology. Many people just don't have the money to spend for the higher quality and better performance found in a electromagnetic force restoration balance like the Sartorius Entris323-1S or Sartorius Practum 213-1S.
Ohaus isn't the only company now selling low cost milligram scale using strain gauge technology. MyWeigh has the MyWeigh GemPro250 scale and Adam offers the Adam Equipment PGL203 milligram scale which are both strain gauge loadcell scales. We even have our own EPB-103, EPB-203 and EPB-303 strain gauge milligram scales, but our best advice is DON'T buy a strain gauge loadcell milligram scale unless you absolutely have no money to spend for a quality milligram balance using electromagnetic force restoration weighing technology since strain gauge scales drift. Look Sartorius stopped selling the AY303 milligram strain gauge scale since they did not want to ruin their reputation for building the finest weighing devices in the world.
So if you don't have the money to spend for a electromagnetic force restoration balance the Ohaus SPX223 could be the answer, but understand what you are buying. If you don't understand the difference between strain gauge and electromagnetic force restoration balance you should watch our video on youtube "Magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge digital scale" or "Strain gauge loadcell vs electromagnetic force restoration". A strain gauge can work fine for weighing static loads and you quickly take the weight reading and use the draftshield, but the numbers are going to start to creep if you wait too long and the scale will perform horrible if you are trickling gunpowder just forget it. I don't know how to stress it any more but buy electromagnetic force restoration balance and if you don't have enough money stay just wait until you can save more.
The Ohaus SPX offers 10 weighing modes - Grams, Kilograms, Pounds, Pound:Ounces, Ounces, Newtons, Carats, Grains, Pennyweight and Troy Ounces. For weighing applications the Ohaus Scout SPX models include Counting, Percent Weighing, Display Hold, Totalization and Check Weigh.
The Ohaus SPX Scales also feature adjustable feet and level bubble to help level your digital scale to provide the most accurate weighing results. The unique windshield protects the sample from external influences, increasing the speed and repeatability of measurements.
Additional OPTIONAL accessories include a kensington lock to prevent theft.
Designed for use in laboratory, industrial or education applications, the Ohaus Scout SPX continues the tradition set by the Ohaus Scout, Scout II and Scout Pro products. Featuring easy-to-use four-button operation, a high-contrast LCD display, operates on AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included) for complete portability.
Features include ABS housing, stainless steel pan, weigh below hook, transportation lock, manual calibration lock switch, security slot, adjustable leveling feet, illuminated up-front level indicator. Stability indicator, mechanical and software overload/underload protection, low battery indicator, auto shut-off and auto tare. Span calibration weight is included with the Scout SPX223.
Another comparable digital scale to the Ohaus SPX223 is the AND Weighing FX200i comes standard with an RS-232 interface if you want to send weighing results to a computer. A&D offers WinCT data communication software to download free while Ohaus offers no free software. In addition, the A&D FXi precision balances are backed with a 5 year warranty while the Ohaus Scout SPX223 only has a 2 year warranty. Schools are always calling us asking which scale offers the longer warranty and the 5 year warranty is something they really like.
If price is absolutely the #1 issue and you are in search of the lowest cost 0.001g digital scales then we have a couple of other strain gauge digital scales that are made in China - the Ohaus SPX223 is also made in China. These milligram scales do not have all the bells and whistles included in an Ohaus SPX223, but the price is much less. For our customers seeking a simplified milligram digital scale, with less features we recommend our own EPB-103, EPB-203 and EPB-303 strain gauge milligram scales offering 100 gram, 200 grams, 300 grams respectively all incremental in 1 milligram divisions for much, much less money.
Bright backlit LCD & 4 button keypad enables efficient operation and ease of use. The sprint leveling bubble located to the right of the display allows you to know whether your scale is level to deliver the most accurate weighing results. The Scout's large backlit display increases readability in low light working conditions, and is easier to view from a distance. The Ohaus Scout SPX223 features 3.7 inch diameter weighing platform with ABS draftshield. Scout's ingenious draftshield was designed with an easy to remove top cover piece. This serves as a wind protection ring which lessens external influences to the weighing platform, while maintaining weighing speed.
Learn how to calibration the Ohaus Scout digital scale. In the YouTube video above we perform a span calibration that uses two weight values: zero and a weight value at or near the digital scale's capacity. We don't stop here, we also walk you step by step how through the procedure for linearity calibration, which minimizes deviation between actual and displayed weights within the scale's weighing range. Three weight values are used: zero, a weight value within the scale's weighing range which is set to 1000g, and a weight value at or near the balance's specified capacity which is preset at 1500g for the SJX1502. The steps to perform calibration for the SJX1502N/E are similar for the SPX223 and various Ohaus Scout SPX, SKX or SJX models except the value of calibration weight used for calibration is different. The 200 gram span calibration weight is included with Ohaus SPX223 but the 100 gram calibration weight required for linearity calibration is NOT INCLUDED but can be purchased at www.calibrationweight.com
The new Ohaus Scouts Portable Balances are their latest generation of weighing perfection. Since the inception of the Ohaus Scout over 2 decades ago Ohaus' scale engineers have refined the electronics, performance and features to deliver a spectacular weighing instrument. Stabilization time as fast as 1.5 second and high resolution load cell with
220,000d resolution and readability to 0.001g, delivers extremely
quick, precise and repeatable weighing results.
See as we unbox and review all the features of the Ohaus Scout SJX1502. What comes with the scale, how do you setup the scale, where do the batteries go, found the underhook?? All your questions can be answered by watching this informative YouTube video above. We use the Ohaus SJX1502N/E but most of the topics reviewed are similar to the Ohaus Scout SPX223.
The optional Ohaus 30268984 USB Interface module plugs into PS/2 connector on back of the Ohaus Scout Scale. The OHAUS USB Interface Kit is a unique solution to the problem of connecting a Scout Balance to a computer using a Universal Serial Bus (USB). The USB Interface kit includes a CD with the software drivers to create the required virtual port on the computer. Works with PC running Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7. The USB Interface module and DOES NOT include any data acquisition software.
The Ohaus Scout Scale is equipped with a weigh below hook for weighing below the balance. Before turning the balance over remove the weighing pan and platform support, place the transportation lock in the locked position to prevent damage. To use this feature remove the protective cover for the weigh below opening. The digital scale can be supported using lab jacks or any other convenient method. Ensure the scale is level and secure. Power on the Scout Scale, then use a string or wire to attach items to be weighed. Below weighing is used for weighing magnetic materials, large samples that won't fix on the weighing platform or extremely hot or cold sample that would effect the scale's electronics if placed directly on the weighing platform due to thermal heat/cold transfer. Additional applications would be specific gravity determination.
The Ohaus Scout operates on AC adapter (included) or 4 AA batteries (not included). There are four(4) adjustable feet to assist in leveling your Ohaus Scout digital scale.
The Ohaus Scout Scales have a red transportation lock on sub platform of the balance that needs to be disengaged before you start your weighing. Simply turn the red pointer 90° counter-clockwise.
The impact-resistant pan support safeguard against shock and overloading the balance in rugged and demanding environments. The Scout engineered with superior overload protection rated at 10 times the capacity of the digital scale.
Before you make your final decision be sure to see the New Sartorius Entris323-1S. The Entris is made in Germany and production will soon be moved to Sartorius' manufacturing facility in Colorado. Watch the video above on the Sartorius Entris Milligram Balance and how easy calibration is when you purchase the optional calibration mass. The Sartorius Entris 3 decimal place balances offer a round circular draftshield with removable top. See the quick settling time as we place calibration weights on the weighing platform.
The Ohaus Scout series are all strain gauge weigh sensor. If you want better weighing performance with a Magnetic Force Restoration weigh sensor consider the A&D FX-120i, FX-200i or FX-300i. These A&D Weighing precision balances are backed with a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty which is a lot longer than Ohaus 2 year limited warranty.
Sartorius Secura Laboratory Balance offer advanced weighing features compliant with the USP minimum sample weight requirements. The balance's display indicates when the minimum sample weight is below the required minimum weight limit.
Secura guarantees high reliability and security in regulated areas for the most common weighing ranges. Quintix is convenience in operation, calibration and data transfer. Even Practum features weighing technology at the highest quality level
Be sure to review this youtube video for a better understanding the performance you get from strain gauge digital scale verses magnetic force restoration (MFR) balance. If you are weighing static objects a strain gauge loadcell might work good enough for your weighing task, but if you are weight loss or gain over time you really need to find money money and buy a magnetic force restoration milligram balance.
If your budget is very limited and you can't affordable a magnetic force restoration balance and you have decided you are gong to buy a strain gauge milligram scale and the SPX223 for Ohaus is still too expensive we have alternative. We offer the EPB103 (100g x 0.001g), EPB-203 (200g x 0.001g) and EPB-303 (300g x 0.001g). The video above highlights the general features of the EBP203 milligram scale. These are affordable milligram scale ideal for the science classroom or hobbyist weighing small samples.