Different Types Of Scales For Different Uses
You can’t use a hammer to cut meat. You can’t use a screw driver to drive down a nail. The same thing holds true for weighing scales. You see, there are various types of weighing scales that are meant for weighing different things.
These weighing scales come with different shapes, sizes, and purposes. Bench scales, bathroom scales, kitchen scales, jewelry scales, etc – it would take up this whole page just to name the different types of weighing scales available out there. The bottom line is you should know what you’re going to weigh and what weighing scale would be suitable for it.
Let’s take a look at some of them:
Bench Scales – This type of scales are mainly used for measuring parcel, portion control, and parts counting in weight. There are different models out there made by different manufacturers. Many of these bench scales are have a weighing capacity ranging from 150 to 300grams.
Pocket Scales – Judging from its name, these are handheld scales that you can carry with you and keep in your pocket no matter where you go. With the ability to weigh items up to 500 grams, these are mainly used for military, hunting, and construction purposes.
Jewelry Scales – If you’re a jeweler who needs an equipment for weighing pearls, silver, precious stones, gems, gold, etc accurately, this is the weighing scale for you (it’s pretty obvious with its name, isn’t it?). There are a wide range of jewelry scales that you can use. Some weigh jewels in terms of grams, carats, etc. You can even get a pocket version of these scales.
Industrial Scales – For working in industrial environments (automotive, trucking, food service, agriculture, railroad, etc), you need a reliable and approved industrial scale for measuring things accurately and easily.
Laboratory Scales – If you’re work is related in the scientific or medical field, this is another type of weighing scale that you should have handy. They’re laser accurate and their sensitivity is outstanding…so outstanding that they can measure the weight of very small objects like dust, lint, etc.
Bathroom Scales – Well, this one is perfect for personal and everyday use. Nowadays, many bathroom scales are equipped with advanced features. What features? To give you an idea, there are bathroom scales that allow you to measure your body fat and calorie. It’s perfect for people who’re always monitoring their weight. That explains why they’re widely used in fitness centers, gyms, and health clubs.
Baby Scales – If you have a baby, getting a reliable and accurate baby scale will help you take care of your child better. Not only do these scales accurately monitor the weight of your baby, they also help you determine how much milk and nutrients your baby should consume.
And that is by no means an extensive list! As mentioned earlier, there’s just too many to mention or list down here. Maybe there’s an encyclopedia for weighing scales? If you’ve found one, then that’s great. But the point is that you must know what you want to weigh (jewelry, cooking ingredients, etc) and you should easily find the type of weighing scale that would suit your needs.
Kinds of Scales
When it comes to measuring different stuff in weight, digital scales will surpass mechanical scales in popularity no matter what time of the day or what day of the week! And it’s not really surprising why. Digital scales have a more accurate readout compared to their mechanical counterpart. Not to mention they’re a lot easier to read.
So it has been a long time since you bought a bathroom scale? Yeah? Perhaps one could safely assert that you didn’t have a lot of options back then. All you need to do is decide whether you’re going for a digital bathroom scale or a mechanical bathroom scale.
Every kitchen needs the ever-important kitchen scale…period! However, a majority of homemakers and households in the United States resort to measuring cups instead of kitchen scales. Like them, you may be thinking – “These kitchen scales are used only by professionals – chefs, cooks, and the like. What use do I have for these?”
So you’re running a small or home-based office? Are you doing a lot of mailing through the United States Postal Service? Yeah? If that’s the case, getting a reliable postage scale should thought about and considered.