Why Do Scale Prices Vary?

Why Do Scale Prices Vary?

Scale prices to the average consumer might seem perplexing but the truth is there are a numerous amount of factors that go into a scale besides capacity and readability. There are the obvious reasons such as brand name, capacity, readability, and durability as to why scale prices vary. But, then there are other details of the scale such as size, weight, and the raw materials that are used to construct a balance that also affect a product's price. Plastic is a commonly used component to assemble scales but quite often consumers fail to realize the plastic results in a static build-up. Static can cause extensive damage and ultimately lead to the destruction of the unit. Plastic is highly known to break much easier than other materials so users must be cautious when purchasing any type of laboratory equipment. If you are the type of end-user that would like your scale to last a long-time Wayup Scales Inc. recommends you buy a balance that is made of aluminum or stainless steel.

How Does Accuracy and Repeatability Affect Scale Pricing?

Another factor influencing the price of equipment is the accuracy and repeatability specification which will vary from scale to scale. Depending on the customer application, one scale could read one weight (I.e, .001g) while another unit will read (.002g) and to most this might be confusing as to why this would be. But the answer lies within the accuracy and repeatability of the scale, and each balance varies. One thing is almost certain in the weighing industry, the more expensive the scale usually the more accurate and repeatable your results will be. With that being said, do not fall victim to another money-hungry scale company just trying to force you into buying whichever scale THEY prefer. Instead call us at 702-829-0375 | 818-533-8948 or email us at sales@wayupscales.com for a free scale consultation.

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