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counting scale
   

The electronic counting scale market came into existence in the late 1970's in the United States as a number of new ventures emerged by taking advantage of microprocessors.  In 1980's electronic counting scales became the standard items in the weighing industry throughout the world.  Since this time A&D Weighing has been a leader in the counting scale market for microprocessor based counting scale innovation.

End users / operators are sometimes lost with a sophisticated counting scale that their manager decided to purchase.  Then, the scale collects dust or gives wrong counting results, and the manager starts yelling at the scale company that sold the counting scale saying your counting scale does not work.
  Selling a counting scales to managers and convince them that the production efficiency will greatly improve with all those fancy features, but in reality they are not used.  Operators who are lost, overwhelmed or who don't want to bother learning all the functions of a counting scale will like the "Simple Operation Mode" which uses fewer keys to accomplish basic counting jobs.

A&D created the "Simple Operation Mode" which disables the unwanted keys by software.  With the FC-i counting scale, one can disable the unnecessary buttons leaving only the very keys needed for basic counting operable by F-function selection (see [1] below).  A&D provides LED enunciators to guide the operator to the next step in the weighing process.

In "Simple Operation Mode", the LED on SAMPLE button alone lights up prompting the operator to place the samples on the scale; and, once it is done, the LED on ENTER button lights up to prompt the pressing of the enter button.  All one has to do is to follow the guidance of those two LED guided buttons to work the machine.  If an operator accidentally presses other buttons, they are ignored by the machine as the buttons' functionality has been disabled.  To further reduce chances of getting lost in operation, the design engineers provided a RESET button, the pressing of which automatically returns the scale to its initial settings at any time.

It is true that there are a handful of operators who prefer some sophistication in operation for accurate counting, however a majority of users who are more or less given tools to work with do better jobs with easier tools or prefer to work with the "Simple Operation Mode" function.

The new FC-i Counting Scale is truly a user-friendly counting operation.  With greater internal resolution of 10,000,000 counts for FC-Si and 1,000,000 counts for FC-i, the choice of "Simple Operation Mode" puts managers at ease as accuracy is further enhanced even with simple counting procedure.

[1] To select "Simple Operation Mode", follow the steps below.

     1. To select [F-01-01] from the F-operations.
                      1. Press [ZERO] and [STANDBY] at the same time.
                      2. Enter 0 then 1, and press [ENTER].
                      3. [F-01-01] should appear on the display.

     2. The [F-01-01] settings are as follows:

              F- 01- 01 Operation Mode
0 Normal operation. All features and keys available.
1 Simplified operation. The unit weight registration is by sample only. All other keys are disabled
   
The factory setting is 0 (Normal Operation).

Select 1 then press enter to change to Simple Operation Mode.
           
digital counting scale   parts counting   count parts
         
Normal operation
Simplified operation
         
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Model Min. Unit Weight
(Normal Mode)
Min. Unit Weight
(Fine Mode)
Capacity Display Resolution Pan Size(inches)
0.001 g
0.01 g
0.00005 g
0.0005 g
500 g
5 kg
0.02 g
0.2 g
5.0 (W) x 5.0 (D)
6.5 (W) x 6.5 (D)

FC-500i
FC-1000i
FC-2000i
FC-5000i
FC-10Ki
FC-20Ki
FC-50Ki

0.01 g
0.02 g
0.04 g
0.1 g
0.2 g
0.4 g
1 g

0.0005 g
0.001 g
0.002 g
0.005 g
0.01 g
0.02 g
0.05 g

500 g
1 kg
2 kg
5 kg
10 kg
20 kg
5 0 kg

0.05 g
0.1 g
0.2 g
0.5 g
1 g
2 g
5 g

8.1 (W) x 6.0 (D)
8.1 (W) x 6.0 (D)
11.8 (W) x 11 (D)
11.8 (W) x 11 (D)
11.8 (W) x 11 (D)
11.8 (W) x 11 (D)
11.8 (W) x 11 (D)

   

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inventory counting scale
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  parts counting scale
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Top View   Side View
     
bottom of counting scale
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  sartorius lab equipment
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Bottom view   Stainless steel weigh pan removed to show spider structure
     
Rear of counting scale
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  counting scales
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Rear view   Optional interfaces (RS-232 or Comparator Relay Outputs) are simple to install.
     
sartorius quality balances
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  Rechargeable NiCd Battery Pack slides into the rear of scales
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FC-5000i counts marbles   Optional NiCd Battery Pack slides into the rear of scale
     
 


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