Italian weighing instrument manufacturer LAUMAS is now also operating in North America. A large stock of products is available (including load cells, weight indicators, weight transmitters and mounting kits) as well as technical support based in the US.
Although most Laumas instruments are designed for use in industrial weighing applications, I have found that their innovative features and excellent price/performance ratio make them a good choice in many other areas as well. I plan to publish several projects on this blog under the Laumas tag in the coming months.
This article is based on an actual question asked by a potential customer*:
In the technical data of the Kern DE scale the dimensions are given as follows: 318 x 308 x 75 mm. I would like to know how high the scale is when it is standing on a straight surface, i.e. whether anything needs to be added to the 75 mm height.
Although I was not quite sure what the last sentence meant, I took the opportunity to confirm the height of the base of this scale. The Kern DE 60K10D I measured was around 77 mm high:
This is not much, but we sell an even thinner compact platform scale: The smallest scales in the Ohaus Catapult 5000 series are specified as 310 x 270 x 40 mm. The C51XE30R I measured was only around 42 to 43 mm thick:
While the base of the R-series Ohaus Catapult 5000 models is super slim, please note that the indicator is relatively bulky and that the stainless steel platform is not removable:
Another option would be the simpler Ohaus SD scales, which are also around 42 mm high (most compact models).
Thin scales can be advantageous if you plan to integrate them into a packing table (or other type of furniture), but keep in mind that they may not be as robust and serviceable as larger platform scales.
Thanks to the good cooperation between our company, the scale manufacturer Ohaus, UPS and DB Schenker, our customer received a verified class III scale with a 50 × 50 cm platform and a capacity of 60 kg only 4 working days after placing the order.
Scales of this type are individually adjusted to the gravity at the place of use during initial verification. The customer can immediately use the scale for the purposes listed in directive 2014/31/EU (article 1).