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Used Counting Scales


Used Counting Scales for Sale

  • Helpful for inventorying small piece of equipment and hardware such as nuts and bolts and other small parts.
  • Scales are durable enough to withstanhd industrial enviroments and are an inexpensive inventory control system.
  • Numerous styles with varying weight capacities are available to best fit counting needs.
  • Helps to increase the productivity and efficiency of a warehouse.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used counting scales: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
New Surplus Mettler Toledo BC60 Counting Scales
New Surplus Mettler Toledo BC60 Counting Scales
  • 2 Available at 150 lb. capacity
  • 1 Available @ 37.5 lb. capacity
  • 12" x 14" Platforms
Used Mettler Toledo BC-15 Counting Scale
Used Mettler Toledo BC-15 Counting Scale
  • 37.5 lb. Capacity
  • High-Impact Plastic Cover
  • Extremely Limited Quantities Available
Used Pelouze Counting Scales
Used Pelouze Counting Scales
  • 12" x 12" Platform
  • 2" High Overall
  • 150 lb. Capacity

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Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Counting Scales

Counting scales are the smallest scales that we have in stock. These are used for recording weights of smaller items for lightweight shipping or inventorying purposes. They have a low profile to easily fit on any counter top or workbench, feature weight capacities of up to 150 pounds, and are precisely accurate to allow for small parts and pieces to be easily quantified.

The way counting scales operate is by comparing the weight of an individual piece against the total weight of all pieces in order to determine the quantity, giving you results in seconds, rather than manually counting for inventory. Start by weighing one piece of the product you are inventorying. The scale stores that data and, after you then weigh the entire quantity of pieces, it will divide the weight of the individual piece by the weight of the whole to determine how many pieces there are in total.

It is recommended that for the highest accuracy, you should purchase a scale with a weight capacity as close to the average weight of items you anticipate quantifying, rather than seek out a scale with the highest capacity. This allows for the scale to operate within smaller increments to give you the most precise count possible. ASI has used counting scales with weight capacities from 37.5 pounds up to 150 pounds, as well as some scales with detachable display pads for mounting on walls or desktops.

All of our used counting scales feature durable designs to handle the toughest warehouse environments. Each scale is tested and inspected prior to leaving our warehouse to ensure that only the highest quality used equipment reaches our customers. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of counting scales, as well as our full selection of used scales for any department in your facility. Just call us at (800) 876-3736.

Advantages of Counting Scales

Counting scales offer different advantages for a wide range of industries and uses. Here are some of the key benefits of using counting scales:

  • Accurate and Efficient Counting: Counting scales provide precise and reliable counting of small parts, components, or items. They eliminate the need for manual counting, which is time-consuming and prone to errors. The scales use advanced technology to accurately determine the quantity based on weight, ensuring efficient inventory management.
  • Time and Labor Savings: By automating the counting process, counting scales saves significant time and reduces labor costs. They can count large quantities of items quickly and accurately, streamlining workflows and increasing productivity. This allows employees to focus on other important tasks, leading to improved efficiency in various operations.
  • Error Reduction: Manual counting is prone to human errors, such as miscounts, misplacements, and inaccuracies. Counting scales eliminate these errors, resulting in higher accuracy and reducing costly mistakes in inventory management, order fulfillment, and production processes. This helps maintain inventory integrity and improves customer satisfaction.
  • Adaptability: Counting scales are versatile and can be used across different industries and applications. They can count a wide range of items, including small parts, fasteners, coins, pills, screws, electronic components, and much more. With adjustable settings and weighing capacities, counting scales can accommodate various sizes and weights of items.
  • Batch Control and Sorting: Many counting scales offer batch control features, allowing users to define a specific quantity for packaging or assembly purposes. Once the desired count is reached, the scale can trigger an alert or stop the process, enabling efficient batch management. Additionally, some advanced models can sort items into separate bins based on their weight or count, facilitating sorting and organization.
  • Data Management and Connectivity: Modern counting scales often come equipped with data management capabilities. They can store and recall item weights, count results, and other relevant data, simplifying record-keeping and inventory tracking. Some scales also offer connectivity options, allowing integration with computer systems, barcode scanners, printers, and other equipment for seamless data transfer and analysis.
  • Portability and Compact Design: Counting scales are available in various sizes, including portable and compact models. This makes it easy to move around within a facility or use in different locations as needed. Portable counting scales are particularly beneficial for tasks that require counting at multiple workstations or in different areas of a warehouse or distribution center.
  • Quality Control and Audit Compliance: Counting scales contributes to sustaining high-quality standards and meeting regulatory compliance requirements. They can help verify the accuracy of received or shipped items, perform quality control checks, and ensure compliance with quantity regulations. This is especially valuable in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production, and manufacturing, where precision and traceability are crucial.

Counting Scales Applications

Counting scales have a wide range of uses across various industries. Here are some common applications of counting scales:

  • Inventory Management: Counting scales are extensively used for inventory management purposes. They enable accurate counting and tracking of items, such as small parts, fasteners, components, hardware, and consumables. By automating the counting process, counting scales improves inventory accuracy, reduces stock discrepancies, and streamlines replenishment processes.
  • Warehousing and Distribution: Counting scales plays a crucial role in warehousing and distribution operations. They assist in counting and verifying incoming and outgoing shipments, ensuring that the correct quantity of items is received or dispatched. Counting scales can be integrated into picking, packing, and shipping processes, enhancing productivity, and minimizing errors.
  • Manufacturing and Production: In manufacturing environments, counting scales are utilized for counting components, raw materials, and finished goods. They help maintain accurate inventory levels, monitor usage rates, and ensure proper allocation of materials for production runs. Counting scales can also be integrated into assembly lines to track the number of items used or produced.
  • Retail and Point of Sale: Counting scales are employed in retail settings for precise counting and packaging of items for sale. They are commonly used in businesses dealing with small items such as nuts, bolts, screws, beads, jewelry, or coins. Counting scales provide accurate pricing based on the weight or quantity of items, facilitating efficient point-of-sale transactions.
  • Agriculture and Farming: In agricultural settings, counting scales are employed for counting seeds, grains, fruits, or vegetables. They assist in seed planting, crop monitoring, and yield estimation. Counting scales helps farmers and agricultural workers measure precise quantities of seeds or produce, ensuring optimal distribution and maximizing crop yield.

Counting Scales Manufacturers

  • Fairbanks Scales
  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • Avery Weigh-Tronix
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Ohaus Corporation
  • Doran Scales
  • Pennsylvania Scale Company
  • Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company
  • Brecknell
  • Intercomp Company

Counting Scales are Also Known As

  • Piece counting scales
  • Parts counting scales
  • Item counting scales
  • Quantity scales
  • Inventory scales
  • Batch counting scales
  • Tally scales
  • Unit counting scales
  • Number counting scales
  • Multi-count scales

Counting Scales Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does a counting scale work?
A: Counting scales work by utilizing the weight of a sample quantity of items to calculate the average weight per item. Users input the average weight into the scale, and then the scale can accurately count the quantity of items based on their total weight. The scale divides the total weight by the average weight to determine the count.

Q: What types of items can be counted using counting scales?
A: Counting scales can be used to count a wide range of items, including small parts, components, hardware, fasteners, coins, pills, beads, electronic components, and more. If the items have a consistent weight and are within the capacity of the scale, they can be accurately counted.

Q: How accurate are counting scales?
A: Counting scales can provide high levels of accuracy, typically within a few pieces or units. However, the accuracy of the counting scale can be influenced by factors such as the size and weight of the items, environmental conditions, and proper calibration. Regular calibration and maintenance are necessary to ensure optimal accuracy.

Q: Can counting scales handle different sizes and weights of items?
A: Yes, counting scales are designed to accommodate items of different sizes and weights. They often have adjustable settings to account for variations in item weight and size. It's important to select a counting scale with a capacity that suits the range of items you need to count.

Q: Can counting scales handle large quantities of items?
A: Counting scales are available in various capacities, ranging from small tabletop scales to larger floor scales. Depending on the model and capacity, counting scales can handle a wide range of quantities, from a few items to thousands or more. It's important to select a counting scale with the appropriate capacity for your specific counting needs.

Q: Do counting scales have built-in accuracy checks?
A: Yes, many counting scales have built-in features to ensure accuracy. These features may include sample counting, which allows users to count a small sample quantity to verify the accuracy of the scale's calculations. Some scales also provide weight checkpoints, which allow users to compare the actual weight with the calculated weight to ensure accuracy.