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Why You Should Buy Adam's New Waterproof Bench Scale

Adam Equipment have launched their most versatile waterproof bench scale yet – the IP68-rated Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale! You may be wondering, what is it, and what makes it different from any other washdown scale? This blog will run you through the features of the ABW-S, how it compares to our other popular scales, and the industries this scale fits right in with.

What Makes the ABW-S Special?

The ABW-S flaunts an IP68 rating, for complete protection against dust and submersion in water up to 1.5 metres in depth. With grade 304 stainless steel housing, platform and a removable pan, this scale is robust while being low maintenance. Stainless steel resists corrosion and high/low temperatures while staying waterproof and easy to clean. This makes the ABW-S perfect for messy or dirty environments where proper hygiene is necessary.

With a display on both the front and rear of the scale, more than one person can use it simultaneously, saving you time and money. Additionally, the ABW-S features a rechargeable battery, so you’re not limited to locations with electricity and can take it wherever you need to be. The ABW-S is truly built for convenience and portability!

You can also take advantage of the highly exact checkweighing, parts counting and percentage weighing applications. Simple to use, there are unlimited implementations for this scale.

The cherry on top? The ABW-S provides a range of capacities from 4kg to 32kg while maintaining phenomenal readabilities of 0.1g to 2g, which guarantees accuracy with heavier objects! With the addition of overload protection, you can focus on your processes and not the welfare of the scale, taking a ‘weight’ off your back! The Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale is absolutely the highest in its class.

How Does the ABW-S Compare?

Adam's Aqua ABW

Capacities: 4000g – 32000g

Readabilities: 0.5g – 5g

The Aqua ABW was the blueprint for the Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale, but Adam Equipment decided to make several improvements. The ABW is IP67-rated, as opposed to the IP68 rating of the ABW-S. The ABW is still dust and watertight, but it can’t be submerged as deeply or for as long as the Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale. Constructed from solid ABS housing, the ABW is robust and durable, however, it’s certainly outmatched by the stainless-steel housing and platform of the ABW-S. The ABW-S may be slightly more expensive, but in our opinion, the benefits are worth the cost.

Adam Latitude LBX

Capacities: 3000g – 30000g

Readabilities: 0.5g – 5g

While the ABW-S and the Adam Latitude LBX are both bench scales, the Latitude is not IP-rated. Therefore, it is not protected from water and may be vulnerable to dirt and dust. This does not make the LBX ideal for industries where sanitation and hygiene are of the utmost importance, while the ABW-S can manage it easily. The LBX also offers lower capacities and higher readabilities, meaning that the ABW-S is much more accurate when weighing heavier objects.

Inscale IWS

Capacities: 3000g – 30000g

Readabilities: 0.5g – 5g

Like the LBX, the Inscale IWS offers lower capacities and higher readabilities than the ABW-S, therefore, the IWS is less ideal for applications that require absolute accuracy with heavier objects. However, the IWS is IP68-rated and constructed of stainless steel, just like the ABW-S. This scale may be the right choice for you in an environment where its lower accuracy is less important than its washdown capabilities, and your budget for buying weighing scales is a bit lower.

Ideal Industries for the ABW-S

Food Service and Manufacturing

When dealing with food, a clean and sanitary workspace is crucial. Without proper hygiene, bacteria may begin to grow and contaminate products, risking the health of your customers and creating a liability for your company. The Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale can be fully soaked in water, and its stainless-steel housing and platform make cleaning easy, so you can save time and effort. The ABW-S is designed to improve productivity with checkweighing, parts counting, and percentage weighing.
To find out more, check out our blog Do I Need a Waterproof Weighing Scale for Food Production?

Industrial and Commercial

Many industrial and commercial environments deal with large, dusty objects that need weighing. With capacities up to 32,000g and added overload protection, this scale can manage anything you throw at it while staying extremely accurate. Plus, you’ll be able to keep your space tidy by cleaning off any dirt or dust easily!


Grade 304 stainless steel is extremely resistant to chemical erosion, which gives the ABW-S protection against any potential contact in the chemical industry. The Aqua Stainless Steel Waterproof Scale is built to last in harsh conditions, so you don’t have to worry about protecting your scale and can focus on the work at hand. If any chemical spills or drips occur, simply wash the scale down, or use a cleaner, and it will be ready to weigh again immediately!

Have any questions about how to select the best waterproof bench scale for you? Contact our team at 01908972660!

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