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Upgrades on industrial electronic scales target wider applications

Greater precision, versatility and energy efficiency top R&D priorities.

China-made industrial electronic scales are getting a boost in terms of features and functions as suppliers expand market reach. Most companies are focusing R&D efforts on models with a maximum weighing capacity of less than 5,000kg because the line covers more customer segments.


Platform scale
Zhongshan Camry offers the model TCS-ZE11 platform scale with a backlit LED screen.

Greater precision is among the main goals in new product development, especially for companies targeting medical and laboratory applications. At present, the majority of units have resolutions between 1/1,000 and 1/10,000.

For some enterprises, versatility is the primary objective. Efforts in line with this have yielded more digital weighing scales with counting and price computing capability, which are widely employed in commercial and retail establishments.

Most of these designs incorporate features such as tare settings, weight and price accumulation, and memory for user convenience. Short-circuit and overload protection, and other safety mechanisms are often integrated as well.

Yongkang Yongzhou Weighing Apparatus Co. Ltd offers a portable scale with counting and price computing functions. The product can weigh objects of up to 300kg in increments of 50g. It has tare and auto-zero tracking capability.

At Fuzhou Lucky Star Co. Ltd, the selection includes units that can store 30 price look-up codes. Models come with price accumulation, subtotal recall and change computation functions.

Dongguan Hengchen Electronic Co. Ltd has released counting scales with the tare feature, and low-battery and overload indicators.

Responding to growing worldwide demand for 'green' products, makers are also paying attention to energy efficiency.

Many have addressed the issue by replacing LCD screens with LED types, which consume less power. A number have released systems that shut down automatically or go on standby mode when left idle.

Zhongshan Camry Electronic Co. Ltd has introduced an electronic platform scale that does the latter after 10 seconds of no activity. The TCS-ZE11 model has a built-in rechargeable battery capable of supporting 120 hours of operation when fully charged.

Yongkang Yongzhou's YZ-801 price computing design can operate for a similar period of time on its built-in rechargeable battery. The unit is fitted with a double-sided LCD or LED screen.

Enhancements on visual appearance are also ongoing. As industrial scales generally resemble one another, many companies have found that tweaking productaesthetics is an effective method of attracting buyers.

Kaifeng Group Ltd Scale hires professional designers for this purpose. In coming months, it intends to introduce units that follow modern minimalist style.

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Digital weighing scales
Fuzhou Lucky Star offers digital weighing scales that measure in grams, kilograms, pounds and ounces.
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China's selection of industrial electronic scales comprises portable desktop and large floor models. Units for food, retail, pharmaceutical, transportation and other applications are available.

Systems with a maximum weighing capacity of 30 to 500kg account for the majority of exports. Prices range from $10 to $200.

Domestic ABS and PLA are the common options for the housing material. Electronic components can be sourced locally or imported, but parts of high-end and some midrange models are acquired overseas.

For displays, LCD screens are the most common. LED types are confined to midlevel and upscale units because the input costs two times more than LCD versions.

Industrial electronic scales can be sourced from about 400 companies in China. The bulk of the industry consists of privately owned SMEs.

Zhejiang province accounts for more than 60 percent of output, while Guangdong province and Shanghai contribute 20 and 15 percent, respectively.

Models from the first area are typically entry-level or midrange types. Those from Guangdong and Shanghai are midrange and high-end.


Platform scale
Product gallery

Dongguan Hengchen Electronic Co. Ltd

Model: TCS-150
MOQ: 50 units
Delivery: 45 days
Description: Platform scale; strain gauge precision technology; manual and auto-off functions; low-battery and overloading indicators; 10 or 50g graduation


Price computing scale


Fuzhou Lucky Star Co. Ltd

Model: ACS-GE
MOQ: 100 units
Delivery: 45 days
Description: Price computing scale; LED or LCD screen; 30 PLUs; price accumulation function; rechargeable 6V 4Ah battery or AC power


Counting scale


Kaifeng Group Co. Ltd (Scale)

Model: JCS-H6
MOQ: 100 units
Delivery: 15 days
Description: Counting scale; tare function; AC/DC power


Price computing platform scale


Yongkang Yongzhou Weighing Apparatus Co. Ltd

Model: YZ-801
MOQ: 200 units
Delivery: 15 days
Description: Price computing platform scale; double-sided display; LED or LCD screens; tare and auto-zero tracking functions; water-resistant keypad; rechargeable 4Ah battery


Price computing scale


Yongkang Yongzhou Weighing Apparatus Co. Ltd

Model: YZ-966
MOQ: 1,000 units
Delivery: 10 days
Description: Price computing scale; double-sided display; LED or LCD screens; tare and auto-zero tracking functions; water-resistant keypad; rechargeable 4Ah battery; 1, 2 or 5g graduation


Platform scale


Zhongshan Camry Electronic Co. Ltd

Model: TCS-ZE11
MOQ: 100 units
Delivery: 30 days
Description: Platform scale; strain gauge precision technology; backlit LED screen; automatic standby mode; 20, 50, 100 or 200g graduation; 60, 150, 300 or 500kg capacity




Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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