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Tabletop Scales

Made for a variety of uses, tabletop scales are portable and convenient. Unlike larger scales that sit in one place, you can move lightweight tabletop scales from spot to spot, making them a convenient tool to use in any home or business. Armed with a variety of features meant to maximise their use, you can use the scales for many types of items and purposes.

Types

There are a few distinct types of scales to select from. A standard scale has a platform to put items for weighing, and typically features a digital interface. Shipping postal scales generally feature a portable and heavy-duty design. Other types of convenient scales include hook or hanging scales, which work for large or heavy items, pocket scales, which are smaller versions of traditional scales, or floor scales, which look like tabletop scales but have more surface area for weighing larger items, mainly used for industrial or commercial purposes.

Features

Not only do scales provide accurate weight measurements, but they offer other features, too. Waterproof tabletop scales resist the elements while scales with a backlight make measurements easy to read in all types of lighting or at night. Select a scale with an auto off function so you conserve power, and a scale with an overload indicator lets you know when you're piling on too many products to weigh. Some scales offer additional features, like the ability to adjust conversion units from kilogrammes to grams to pounds or a USB port for PC compatibility.

Brands

Though many brands make tabletop scales, there are some that stand out based on their quality of construction, durability, size and features. When shopping for postal scales, look to brands like Australia Post, Neopost and Dymo. For laboratory applications, Quantronics makes precision scales meant for the most minute measurements. Industrial brand scales include Troden and Wedder, and kitchen scale brands include Soehnle and Saga.

Uses

Though tabletop scales have a variety of uses, many people use them for shipping and postal purposes. Other reasons to use a scale include weighing food for dieting and food preparation, weighing products for retail or commercial purposes or weighing industrial equipment. Tabletop scales come in handy in laboratories for scientific use as well as weighing luggage. You can use weights to determine product prices when you use computing scales.

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