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.
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).
Medica 2019, the world’s biggest medical trade fair, is currently taking place in Düsseldorf until November 21st. Among more than 5000 exhibitors, you’ll find the following scale manufacturers (in alphabetical order):
The new Ohaus Navigator series consists of a total of 18 scales (incl. 4 LFT models) with a maximum capacity from 220g up to 22kg and a readability starting at 0.01g. As usual in this segment, all scales use load cells with strain gages.
Note: Available models and characteristics may differ depending on your region. This article refers to scales available in Europe as of May 2019.
Differences to the previous Navigator scales
The NVL series (Navigator XL) with its unusual elongated shape is no longer available:
On all new scales, the upper side of the housing is now white, and the red display framing is more discreet. Another difference is the even higher contrast of the display:
The touchless IR sensor has been removed from all scales except the LFT models.
Interface options and accessories continue to be available
Numerous interface options are available, making these scales particularly interesting for data transfer to a computer: RS-232, USB device (virtual COM port) and Ethernet.