How to set up electronic scales?

Today, electronic scales have become an integral part of human life. These devices are used both in the trading industry and in everyday life. In this article we will tell you how to adjust and tighten electronic scales so that they show the most accurate weighing results.

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Varieties of electronic scales

Before setting up the measuring equipment, it is necessary to determine what categories of scales can be found in everyday life. So, most often we encounter the use of the following types:

  • Bench scales - most often we find similar equipment in storerooms and small retail outlets. A distinctive feature of such weighing instruments are small dimensions and a limited weighing limit.
  • Floor scales - used in warehouses, vegetable bases and wholesale outlets. Basically, large scales are weighed on such scales, for example, a bag of potatoes or other vegetables.
  • Floor electronic scales for determining the mass of a person. This equipment is available in almost every apartment, where they take care of their own health and weight loss.

Important! All types of weighing equipment need timely maintenance, which includes the setup procedure.

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How do scales work?

Each device should have instructions, but there are exceptions. The principle of operation of all the scales is the same and consists in placing the load on the surface of the platform, which affects the elastic elements and provokes their deformation. It is the magnitude of the produced deformation that is recorded using strain gauges. After this procedure, a certain amount of electric current is supplied to the electronic unit, which is converted electronically into mass readings on the display.

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How to enable and configure trading scales?

The principle of calibration of weighing equipment may vary slightly, depending on its functional purpose and variety. If you are wondering how to set up a table-type scale for trading, then this procedure is carried out according to a fairly simple algorithm:

  1. On the built-in remote control, press a special key that will put the electronics in the appropriate mode.
  2. A specialized calibration weight is installed on the platform, which has a specific reference weight.
  3. After a short period of time, the weight is removed from the platform surface.

Important! Setting the exact mass values ​​on the equipment is determined automatically. This procedure is controlled by software installed in the electronic device.

When purchasing trade scales, the owner is required to provide accompanying documentation, which clarifies the certain frequency of weight checks.

Important! Unscrupulous sellers can tune electronic scales to their advantage, usually this setting is done through the initial programming of the packaging weight.Therefore, going to the market for groceries, you should be extremely careful and give preference to large shopping centers and supermarkets that value their own reputation.

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Floor Scale Setup

Many women know firsthand the problem of trying to lose weight for several days, exhausting yourself with intense workouts, not eating after 6pm, giving up a variety of goodies and counting calories, and scales show weight gain. After disappointment, most users of electronic equipment begin to doubt the accuracy of the weighing results and are looking for a way to set up electronic floor scales. But did the equipment settings really go astray or did your efforts simply not bring the desired result?

How to check the balance for accuracy?

Outdoor weighing equipment has its own technical characteristics and their lower limit of weighing is usually at least 5-7 kg. Therefore, you should not try to check the accuracy of the device with dumbbells, barbell pancakes or three-liter cans filled with water. The devices are designed to determine the mass of a person, which means that all weighings with a different type of distribution of the weight load on the platform can provoke an error in the results.

To check the accuracy of the household appliance, it is necessary to weigh several times and record the results. For optimal results, at least 5 weighings should be done.

Important! When checking the accuracy of the balance, no significant breaks should be made between weighings. Moreover, you should not snack, drink water, change clothes and perform other actions that may affect the result.   

After performing a series of weighings, the difference between the largest and smallest value of the obtained weight should be calculated. Thus, you will receive a measurement error indicator, which should not exceed a value of 0.4 kg. If your value exceeds this indicator, then we can conclude that the accuracy of the balance is violated due to malfunction of the sensors. Sensors can be replaced at a service center.

Some models of weighing equipment suggest the possibility of self-tuning in two stages:

  • setting the weighing limit;
  • setting the division price, which should not exceed 50 g.
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Useful Tips:

  1. Sometimes, to adjust the electronic scale, just change their location. The insufficient accuracy of the sensors in this case may be associated with surface irregularities that are invisible to the human eye, but noticeable for electronic equipment.
  2. If the balance suddenly began to give a significant difference in the results of weighing, then possibly a foreign object fell under one of the legs of the equipment.
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In this article, we shared with you recommendations on how to set up electronic scales, and sincerely hope that the results of your weighings will be as correct as possible.

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