LAUMAS expands to the United States and Canada

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.

You can read the manufacturer’s announcement here or visit the North American website laumas-us.com.

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.

Digitalization in Legal Metrology: CECIP webinar recording available

The European Association of Weighing Instruments Manufacturers (CECIP1) organized a webinar on ‘digitalization in legal metrology’ on June 25, 2020.  The recording is available online (registration required) and the presentations can be downloaded here (PDF).

The speakers were:

– Roman Schwartz, CIML President
– Florian Thiel, PTB & WELMEC WG7 convener
– Nick Parsons, Deputy CSO Minebea Intec & CECIP President
– Karlheinz Bahnolzer, Head Legal Metrology Sartorius & CECIP LMG President

You can also download the CECIP position paper on digitalization in legal metrology here (PDF) or sign up for a “digital transformation in legal metrology” workshop at the PTB (postponed to 2021).

1 Comité Européen des Constructeurs d’Instruments de Pesage

Despite Coronavirus: Rapid delivery of a verified scale to a hospital pharmacy

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).

Scale manufacturers at Medica 2019

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):

A&D Company, Limited (Japan)

Global Website | US / Canada | Europe

A&D Medical at Medica 2019
A&D Medical at Medica 2019

Hall 9 / A73

Charder Electronic Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)

Hall 12 / B21

Detecto USA Corp. (USA)

Hall 12 / D39

KERN & SOHN GmbH (Germany)

Kern & Sohn at Medica 2019
Kern & Sohn at Medica 2019

Hall 9 / C21

Marsden Weighing Machine Group Limited (UK)

Marsden Patient Transfer Scale at Medica 2019
Marsden Patient Transfer Scale at Medica 2019

Hall 12 / A37

NAGATA SCALE CO., LTD. (Taiwan)

Hall 17 / A46

seca gmbh & co. kg

Hall 12 / A63

 

New 2019 Ohaus Navigator scales

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.

ScaleCapacity [g]Readability [g]
NV2222200.01
NV4224200.01
NV6226200.01
NV2212200.1
NV6216200.1
NV120112000.1
NVT220122000.1
NVT620162000.1
NVT220022201
NVT620062001
NVT12000120001
NVT22000220001
LFT scaleCapacity [g]Readability [g]
NVT1601M16001
NVT3200M32002
NVT6400M64005

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:

Phased out Ohaus Navigator scales
From left to right: Old Navigator XT scale (NVT), old Navigator XL scale (NVL), old Navigator scale (NV)

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:

Old vs. new Ohaus Navigator scales
Old NVT scale (left) and new NVT scale (right)

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.

Ohaus Navigator scale with optional USB interface installed
Ohaus Navigator scale with optional USB interface installed

You can easily use the scales with the free Serial Port Data Collection (SPDC) software available from Ohaus as well as with our 232key keyboard wedge and Simple Data Logger software:

Ohaus Navigator device profile in Simple Data Logger
Ohaus Navigator device profile in Simple Data Logger (SDL)

As standard, all scales are supplied with a plug-in power supply and can alternatively be operated with batteries. An optional lead battery is also available for the larger NVT models.

A carrying case is available to make the scales even more portable:

Ohaus Navigator 30467963 carrying case
Ohaus Navigator carrying case (30467963)

Further information on the new 2019 Ohaus Navigator scales


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