Which of our Bench Scales Suits Your Business?

Across a number of industries, like food production and personal care, it’s necessary to weigh ingredients or raw materials as part of the production process. This could either be to optimise your usage of stock, to produce the best quality product you can, or to ensure you satisfy the relevant auditing processes and adhere to legal guidelines. In any case, bench scales are a great option for businesses who need to weigh smaller items. A bench scale is a small, compact scale that can be easily moved from one workbench to another, which is where they get the name.

More often than not, bench scales are built to withstand the busy environments of a factory or bakery floor, and make use of stainless steel weighing plates. Thanks to this, they are usable across both wet and dry environments and are a convenient way of weighing or mixing smaller items, even in more limited spaces.

Here at Stevens Traceability, we provide a variety of bench scales and weighing scales that are suitable across many industries such as food, beverage, logistics and more – click here to see all the industries we work with. We strive to help and advise customers on the best scales for their requirements. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the various bench scales we have on offer, and discuss what their strengths are to help you find a scale to suit you and your business needs.

Super SS Series 5

Product Features:

  • Fully Stainless-Steel Construction
  • IP68 Rated
  • 14mm LED Front and Rear Displays
  • Up to 1/15,000 Display Resolution
  • Mains or Rechargeable Battery Power
  • Battery Status Indicator
  • Hi/Lo Checkweighing and Counting Functions
Super-SS-5-series bench weighing scale

First up is the Super SS Series 5, which is the latest iteration of our popular Super SS scale. This scale consists of a full stainless-steel construction for both case and goods plate. As a result, this scale is IP68 rated, meaning it is both dust proof and watertight – suitable for both wet and dry environments. The Super SS Series 5 features 14mm LED displays on the front and rear of the scale, making feedback clear and accessible with a display resolution of up to 1/15,000. The Super SS scale can be powered through both the mains and standalone via it’s rechargeable battery, with an indicator on the scale for clarity.

Overall, the Super SS Series 5 is a great value option for tough industrial use, where accuracy is vital.

Valour 2000

Product Features:

  • IP68 Rated
  • Stainless-Steel Scale
  • Twin 20mm LED Front and Rear Displays
  • Polycarbonate Keypad Endures Contact with Knives and Sharp Instruments
  • 110/240VAC Mains or Rechargeable Battery Power (50 Hours)
  • Checkweighing Function
Valor 2000 Bench weighing scale

The Valour 2000 is a dust and water-resistant food scale that sets a new industry standard with the perfect combination of speed and durability. Uniquely, the Valour Range features a polycarbonate keypad, this makes it food safe and resistant to contact with knives and other sharp instruments. As a result, any Valour scale is a great option to go for if you plan on keeping the scale around any sort of food preparation or cutting stations.

Like the Super SS Series 5, the Valour 2000 features displays on both the front and rear of the scale. In this case the displays are larger, at 20mm each. The scale can run on its rechargeable battery for around 50 hours, or through mains power.

Ultimately, the Valour 2000 is a great value scale for use in food preparation areas, or both dry and washdown environments.

Valour 4000

Product Features:

  • IP68 Rated
  • Stainless Steel Scale
  • Twin 20mm LED Front and Rear Displays
  • 110/240VAC Mains or Rechargeable Battery Power (50 Hours)
  • Checkweighing, percentage weighing and totalising functions
Valor 4000 Bench Weighing Scale Photo

The Valour 4000 is a direct upgrade on the 2000, with all the same great features such as an IP68 rating, twin displays and the puncture resistant keypad. However, this particular scale goes further than that with its winning combination of touchless operation, speed and durability. Not content with just its checkweighing functionality, the Valour 4000 also allows for percentage weighing and totalising processes too.

If you’re looking for a scale that will be placed in and around wash down environments, the Valour 4000 is a standout option.

PCU

Product Features:

  • Full Stainless-Steel Construction
  • IP69K Rated
  • Polycarbonate Indicator Enclosure
  • Colour Changing Display At Set-Points
  • 10 IDs with Quick Edit of Target Weights
  • Negative Weighing Function
  • Optional Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB Communications
  • RS232 Serial Output
PCU Bench Weighing Scale Photo

Like all the scales we’ve showcased this far, the PCU bench scale features a full stainless-steel construction. Unlike any scale we’ve discussed, the PCU comes equipped with our rugged Storm 190 indicator in a tough, polycarbonate enclosure with capacitive touch keys – making it our toughest option on this list, with an IP69K rating! With its colour changing display for set points, this scale is ideal for checkweighing functions being able to enhance clarity of over, under and acceptable weight results.

The PCU is a rugged and hard-wearing bench scale that can pretty much handle anything a tough industrial environment throws at it.

Ranger 3000

Product Features:

  • Trade Approved Bench Scale
  • ABS Plastic with Stainless-Steel Plate
  • 40mm Backlit LCD Display
  • Mains or Rechargeable Battery (Up to 210 Hours)
  • RS232 as Standard, Optional USB, Ethernet Interface, or 2nd RS232 Interface
  • Checkweighing, Parts Counting and Totalising Functions
  • Transportation Handle
Ranger 3000 Bench Weighing Scale Photo

The Ranger 3000 is a trade approved scale which is built using ABS plastic and a stainless-steel plate. With a single backlit display that’s larger than others on this list, at 40mm, this scale is clear and easy to interpret. Additionally, the Ranger 3000 features checkweighing, parts counting and totalising functions. More importantly though, the Ranger 3000 scale comes with seven different application modes to operate in various purposes! The scale also features a much larger rechargeable battery than those found in the Valour range, for example, with a life of up to 210 hours on a full charge.

With its capabilities to produce precise results rapidly for a range of applications, its large battery and transportation handle allowing for easy portability, the Ranger 3000 is the ideal scale for those are looking for a scale to be used in every corner of the factory.

Ranger 4000

Product Features:

  • Trade Approved Multi-Purpose Bench Scale
  • Cast Aluminium Housing with Stainless Steel Goods Plate
  • 28mm LED Display
  • Mains or Rechargeable Battery (Up to 100 Hours with 12 hour Recharge)
  • RS232 as Standard, Optional USB, Ethernet Interface, or 2nd RS232 Interface
  • Checkweighing, Parts Counting, Totalising and Percentage Weighing Functions
Ranger 4000 Bench Weighing Scale Photo

Like the Ranger 3000, the 4000 comes with seven application modes, making it a versatile multi-purpose option. However, in this case there is a more premium construction using aluminium for the housing. It should be noted that while it shares the 3000’s versatility, the Ranger 4000 features a 28mm display and a battery with up to 100 hours life. Hold your concerns over the smaller display though, as it makes use of white LEDs on a black background – making it much easier to see in all types of lighting than other displays. The 4000 model also has percentage weighing functionality in addition to checkweighing, parts counting and totalising.

Overall, the Ranger 4000 proves to be the perfect tool for various industrial weighing applications where value is important, but quality, durability and functionality cannot be compromised.

Pris Counting

Product Features:

  • Parts Counting Scale
  • Stainless-Steel Goods Plate, Plastic Housing
  • 3 x 14mm Backlit Displays
  • AC Adapter or Internal Rechargeable Battery (80 hours Use)
  • RS232 As Standard
  • Checkweighing and Totalising Functions
Pris Counting Bench Scale Photo

As its name suggests, this scale is a great option for counting applications within your business. Built with a plastic housing and stainless-steel goods plate, the Pris Counting Scale features 3 different 14mm displays, which are each backlit brightly, making it easy to use in low-light environments. It can be plugged into the mains via its AC adapter or can be run for up to 80 hours of continuous use on its internal, rechargeable battery. In terms of functionality, the Pris can be used for both checkweighing and totalising purposes.

The Pris Counting Scale is a great option if you anticipate it being located around low-light environments, it has class leading abilities in this regard thanks to its 3 LED displays. It’s easy to set up too, so you can focus more on your business and less on complicated setup.

If you’re interested in any of the bench scales highlighted here, speak to one of our experts today on 01254 685200 or email us at info@stevenstraceability.com. If you’d like to know more about the products we have available, you can find out more in our free product brochure.