The CBC Series Counting Scales includes a choice
of 4 different models to meet almost any parts counting application.
Economically priced allowing you to purchase your own counting scale
for practically the same amount your local scale company or equipment
rental company would charge for a 2 week rental. Purchasing
your own counting scale eliminates the chances of being told "all
of our rentals are out, try us back next week".
Don't let our low price fool you. Adam Equipment is a global
supplier of balances and scales with over 30 years experience.
The CBC Counting Scale is backed with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty
for parts and labor under normal use. After sales support takes
high priority and Adam Equipment's USA office is located in Danbury,
Connecticut if your counting scale ever needs warranty or repair
work its a phone call away at 203-790-4774.
Why take a risk purchasing a no name brand or private label counting
scale from a materials management supply house? For most of
these companies counting scales are just a stock number and the
order taker knows little difference between a counting scale and
a pallet jack. When you purchase from Precision Weighing Balances,
trained staff understand the products we sell. Balances &
scales is our only business.
Applicable applications for the CBCa Series include:
No matter what counting scale you purchase one thing is imperative
- the item you are counting must be uniform in weight
- Copy centers or print shops can count standard 8 1/2 x 11
sheet paper or business cards with the CBC8a
- Media fulfillment centers counting CD Roms or media packs
choose the CBC12a
- Plumbing contracting counting out 1/2" copper fitting
for the job maximize their profits with the CBC35a
- Determining the length of cable, hose, chain & rope. One
might ask how could a counting scale determine the length? Measure
out 25 feet of cable > enter a part count of 25 pieces >
and now your counting scale will determine the feet of cable
on the scale. The CBC65a works great for counting 14/3 romex
cable typically used to wire homes.
- Metal fabricator to count heavy parts weighing 1/4 of a pound
or greater. We really don't recommend the CBC100a since
although you can count parts and have up to 100 pounds on the
counting scale the weighing pan is only 8.9 × 11.8 inches.
So really unless you are counting parts that are extremely heavy
like lead weights for a scuba driver's weight belt then we would
say this model is impractical.
In order for counting scales to count the scale must be able to
determine the average piece weight (APW). It is the responsibility
of the operator to tell the scale how many pieces of the same item
are on the weighing platform in the beginning for the counting scale
to compute the APW.
left display shows the total weight on the platform (1.1975
kg). This means the 65 bolts on the platform weighs
1.1975 kg. You can weigh in pounds by press in "lb/kg"
key if you prefer to weigh in english versus metric.
middle display shows the unit weight (18.4385 grams). This value
means the counting scale equate 18.4385 grams is equal to 1. The
unit weigh is determined by the scale taking the weight of sample pieces
divided by the sample number enter when the scale was initially setup.
left display shows the piece count (65 pieces). In this
scenario 65 bolts are on the weighing platform.
This is accomplished by hand counting out a sample
lot of 10, 25, 50, 100 pieces, placing them on the platform and
then pressing the Sample Key (Smpl) on the CBCa Counting Scale.
One of the beauties of the Adam Equipment CBCa Counting Scales is
you can set any sample size. You're not restricted to a factory
setting sample size of 5, 10, 25 pieces like comparable models on
the market. If you want to use a sample size of 57 pieces, and then
you count out 57 pieces, place them on the platform, enter 57 using
the 1-9 keypad and then press the Smpl Key. Your counting
scale is now programmed to count away. Place a hand full of
additional parts on the platform and the scale will display the
piece count. It's easy, simple and fast saving your company
hours over manual hand counting.
Adam Equipment did not stop here. The CBCa Series also allows
you to manually enter the unit piece weight if you already know
the APW. Simply enter the unit weigh using the 1-9 keypad and then
press the "lb/kg" key to store the unit weight.
This can be a huge time saving feature over competitor's models.
Well thought out and flexibility are hallmarks of all Adam Equipment
An example would be if you were a storekeeper for a plumbing contractor.
Your job is to kit up fittings and other hardware for jobs limiting
issuing any extra supplies. In all likelihood any extras would
simply disappear and the plumber on the job site would end up taking
these parts home for those midnight jobs after work and on the weekends.
If you know a 1/2" right copper elbow weight 18.1 grams versus
a copper 1/2" T fitting weighs 27.4g or a 1/2 copper end cap
weighs 7.1g you simply enter the value in and count away.
Time is money and Adam Equipment designed the CBCa Series to pay
for itself in labor cost savings in weeks or even days depending
upon your usage.
Counting scales look at the weight on the weighing platform and
divide the weight by the number of pieces to compute the APW.
It's truly a simple process. You're just basically training
the counting scale that 1 widget that weighs say 25.4g is equal
to 1 piece.
Another issue to successful implement with any counting scale is
you must have pieces (widgets) that have a consistent weight.
No counting scale will ever work if there is a significant variation
in the weight of the widgets. How much error will be dependent
on how much the weight of individual pieces varies? The larger
the initial sample (say 100 pieces versus 10 pieces) the better
results the counting scale can provide since it averages out any
Let's take a look at how inconsistent weights can affect the counting
scale. In the example below we weighed out each washer on
a lab balance to show the effects that weight variations have on
any counting scale.
All CBC Series come standard with an internal rechargeable sealed
lead acid battery providing 70 hours of use when fully charged.
Lead acid batteries don't incur "memory loss" which
is common among other counting scales that operate with their
custom Nicd battery pack which is a $100+ option.
To sum it up Adam Equipment's CBCa Series is our best counting
scale for the money. Additional features include a digital
display with backlight. If you don't want the backlight
it's user selectable. Programmable - Always ON, Always Off,
Auto-on (backlight comes on only when a weight is on the platform)
If you have any additional questions or need help with your selection
please call 978-521-7095 and one of our product specialists will
assist you. Try to avoid oversizing your scale as you may
be sacrificing resolution, which is critical to the accuracy of
your counts. The prices for all the CBCa Series is the same
but you'll notice as you increase the weighing capacity, you lose
accuracy / sensitivity. If the scale can't sense the sample
weight then it can't count it.