mechanical scale

mechanical scale

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′skāl]
(engineering)
A weighing device that incorporates a number of levers with precisely located fulcrums to permit heavy objects to be balanced with counterweights or counterpoises.
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Caption: Mason Cash: From the Mason Cash brand, this Bake My Day 5 kg mechanical scale has a 1950s retro look.
Frankly, I was so surprised by those weight measurements I had to remeasure the trigger with a Timney mechanical scale and then even confirm my measurements with Denny Wilcox, Browning's Product Manager.
A weight filling machine will however use a mechanical scale with counterweights or an electronic scale for dual stage filling, available in both explosion-proof and non-explosion-proof design.
Cash - Salter Clear View Mechanical Scale, pounds 19.
We used mechanical scale beams that were only accurate to plus or minus one pound.
Terraillon has a substantial mechanical scale business, where MSI has been primarily in [technologically advanced and digital] scales.
Einstein's theory holds that gravity curves empty space--the vacuum--but scientists don't yet know how gravity does so on a quantum mechanical scale.
Weight is expressed in numbers on a digital display whereas with a mechanical scale, the user must judge where the needle falls, which is not always easy when the ruler is small and it measures with both grams and ounces.
The first remotely controlled, automatic weighing system installed for rubber compounding took place around 1955, with the weighing equipment consisting of mechanical scale levers connected to dial indicators having potentiometer assemblies mounted on the dial spindles and simple Wheatstone Bridge circuitry activating electro mechanical relays for material feeding control.
At Willamette Valley-based Blue Heron Farm, picked berries are weighed at a mechanical scale in the field.
In John Barsness' article, "Saving Time and Motion," he compares the relative merits of using a mechanical scale vs.
2: Round glass mechanical scale by Croydex (01264 365881), pounds 50 - With easy--to-read dual display dial.

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