With more than a million views, his video has already surpassed the previously most popular YouTube video that involved a scale.
Watch the video below (the development of the device starts at 3:03, though you won’t learn much):
For most videos featuring weighing instruments, a few thousand views would be considered a success. The Hydraulic Press Channel regularly achieves millions of views and included a compression load cell with an indicator in one of the latest videos:
If you’re wondering why these types of videos are so popular on YouTube, this article might offer some insights. As far as the measuring instrument is concerned, it appears to consist of an AnyLoad 266AH-5t load cell connected to a Rinstrum R320 indicator (with peak hold function).