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Counting Scales for Inventory Control

Parts counting scales are used, unsurprisingly, to count things! They can be defined as highly accurate digital scales used for stocktaking, checkweighing items and conducting rigorous inventory control procedures in industrial commercial warehouses. These scales are particularly useful for counting tools, screws, small machinery parts and electronics for manufacturing and precision engineering applications.

We also offer EC trade approved counting scales required for weight verification and selling products or parts by weight.

Why use a counting scale?

Well, counting by hand is time consuming and prone to human error. Digital counting scales and balances are designed to save you time and energy, which directly results in cost savings. They are used to count up to large volumes of identical parts, components, coins, etc. Anything that has a fixed and known weight and would be laborious to count by hand.

Typically, industrial counting scales are able to pay for themselves in a very short period of time, especially when it comes around to the dreaded audit. Counting scales assist hugely with managing inventory or stock control and many can even weigh light items such as paper.

There are two types of digital counting scales, the first is the standard scale with a counting function, and the second are dedicated scales with three displays (weight, sample weight and quantity).

Choosing the right counting scale can be difficult, we do recommend that if you are at all unsure as to the suitability of a scale that you contact us for advice.

We have digital scales from AND, Adam Equipment and our own IBC Inscale Counting Scale Range.

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We recommend reading the following articles: 'Are You Counting on the Right Scales?' and 'Three Steps to Finding the Right Piece Part Counting Scales for Your Needs'

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    £110.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £165.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The Inscale IBC is a cost-effective counting bench scale, designed to offer affordable counting of parts and items. This counting scale comes in a variety of capacities and increments, and can be easily operated from a worktop or workbench surface.

    One of Inscale's best selling products! Recent customers include ordinance and munitions test houses, engineering, postal services and commercial printing companies.

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    From: £225.00  (Ex.VAT)
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    The Cruiser CCT is Adam Equipment's brand new range of bench counting scales for precision parts counting operations in warehouse stock taking and inventory control procedures. The Cruiser CCT has a compact, lightweight design with tough ABS plastic housing and durable stainless steel top pan making it easy to transport between work surfaces without risk of damage to the scale.

    Fantastic value Adam bench counting scale with UK trade approvals intelligent parts counting functions for highly-precise stock-checking and inventory control procedures.

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    Brand new bench checkweighing scale manufactured by Adam Equipment, featuring audible checkweighing alarms, robust stainless steel top pan, and a sleek backlit display that changes colour to easily determine overweight, underweight and exact weight items based on preset weight limits.

    This new Adam Equipment bench scale is highly versatile combining high-precision and portability for weighing a variety of products including paints, food, medicines and small-medium sized manufactured parts.

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    RRP £1,065.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    500g to 50kg
    Readability Range
    0.02g to 5g

    Top of the range counting scale featuring 1 in 1,000,000 count accuracy, 500 ID memories, standard RS232 interface and second platform facility. FC-i digital counting scales are highly-versatile, intelligent counting machines that can be used to check count anything from small manufacturing components to thin paper sheets.

    High-performance digital counting scale with 500 item memory. Perfect for counting large amounts of paper.

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    £130.00  (Ex.VAT)
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    Capacity: 3kg to 30kg

    Latitude compact bench scales are highly-practical weighing machines ideal for food portioning, processing and general warehouse weighing and counting applications. For added flexibility and convenience, Latitude can be charged using any USB power source, such as the USB connection in a vehicle or external USB power banks.

    Includes an impressive 240 hour battery life that is ideal for weighing for extended periods of time away from a mains power supply.

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    £195.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £265.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    20kg to 20kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 1g

    The CCEU is a token/coin counting scale that offers quick performance to count money or tokens accurately. With 9 preset values and 3 token values the CCEU lets you easily access different values so that the users can perform calculations with ease. The memory total means that values can be added up to give you a running total of all the calculations.

    Recent customers include game and betting companies.

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    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 5g

    Fantastic value counting scale featuring 1 in 750,000 count accuracy, easy operation, 99 ID memories, rechargeable battery, detachable display and audible weighing assist (AWA). Capacities of 3,6,15 and 30kg are available.

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    £206.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    16kg to 60kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 2g

    The Adam Equipment GBC bench counting scale is a fully featured counting machine with numeric keypad for unit weight and sample entry. The bright large backlit display shows unit weight, total weight and number of pieces. A grade 304 stainless steel top pan with die cast aluminium base and pillar mounted ABS plastic indicator, make the GBC a durable industrial bench counting scale.

    Bench counting scale with high-weight capacity for counting large or heavy objects on a worktop or workbench surface.

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    £193.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £265.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 48kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's CBK checkweighing bench scale is used for accurately calculating the weight of small packages, products, materials and containers, ensuring they are consistent with a pre-set weight. Ideal for stockrooms and commercial industrial warehouses.

    Ideal for checking the weight of small tools, building materials and machinery parts.

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    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    4000g to 48kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 2g

    The Adam Equipment CBD Series of bench counting scales has the option for connecting a secondary platform or counting scale, perfect for larger counting operations in busy commercial warehouse environments. CBD scales have the ability to store up to 100 product descriptions along with net weights and tare weights, streamlining annual stock taking operations.

    Includes dual counting operation for increased counting capacities when undertaking large, industrial-scale counting operations.

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Counting Scales Help

What are counting scales?

A counting scale is designed, as it suggests, to count items placed on the machine, to replace manual counting. Have you ever tried counting out two-hundred M3 screws? It's time consuming and therefore not very cost effective. Imagine having to count 15,000 by hand? It would take ages! So a counting machine is designed to specifically remove that time cost and, let's be honest, repetitive boredom.

How do counting scales work?

On most dedicated counting scales there will be three displays - 'Weight', 'Piece Part Weight' and 'Total Count’. Weight gives the total weight applied to the scale, piece part weight is the individual average weight of the items being counted and the magic resulting total number of pieces is on the last display. In order to count accurately, counting scales need to be told what item they are counting. This means we first have to weigh a sample. The sample gives the scale two pieces of information, the weight and how many pieces that weight is. So we count a sample of say 25 screws and place them on the pan and the weight was 25g. So the scale knows that the individual weight is 1g, 25g divided by 25 items. Once the scale has this information you can now add screws to reach your target number of pieces, and watch the total count.

Some digital counting scales, such as Adam's CBD, come with dual operation, which allows the scale to be connected to another counting scale or weighing platform via an RS-232 cable for increased counting capacities and operations. This is usually undertaken for industrial-level counting in warehouse and factory environments.

Why do I need a counting scale?

Well imagine having to do a stock check by hand, and you have thousands of components to count in your stores. How many man hours would be needed to count everything? Also, it’s important to note that the store is likely to be closed while this job is undertaken, potentially resulting in lost sales. Counting scales remove the need for manual counting and speed up the stock taking processes, saving you time and money. It is said that once you use a counting scale you never go back to manually counting.

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