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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Following Sharpless's tips for consistency, I ran tests with three different types of propellants, throwing 100 consecutive charges and weighing each on an RCBS M1000 mechanical scale.
The other thing that isn't recognised is the mechanical scale and technical ability, people just want to achieve great technical things.
Caption: Mason Cash: From the Mason Cash brand, this Bake My Day 5 kg mechanical scale has a 1950s retro look.
Differences between Spanish and Portuguese samples affecting these results--numerical scale partial invariance and mechanical scale partial invariance--should be further analyzed.
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 19.99 from Argos 0870 600 8784, www.argos.co.uk
The balance version of the mechanical scale has been in use for more than 5,000 years.
Unfortunately, this halted production as a worker pulled a bag from a conveyor to place it on a mechanical scale.
"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.

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