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Portable Mother Baby Scales for Visiting Nurses and Parent Outreach Programs

by Barbara 30. August 2013 07:22

Question about mother baby scales for parent outreach programs.

Q: "What mother baby scales do you recommend for portability and accuracy? We do outreach to new parents through a program at our school. We need a scale that weighs up to 300 lbs." Sue

Answer: There are two Seca scales which were made primarily for your purpose. The first is the Seca 874, which has a 440 lb. capacity.. The second is the Seca 876 with a 550 lb. capacity. There are two scale bags available to transport these scales. The slim lightweight Seca 515 is a flat bag with a shoulder strap. The Seca 414 is a padded suitcase like bag.

Here are some specifications for the Seca 874.

Seca 874 Flat Scale for Mobile Use Has TARE for Mom/Child Weighing

The new Seca 874 digital floor scale is a compact personal weighing scale capable of determining the weight of a child held by its mother with the convenient Mother/Child function. This is a portable medical scale that is unaffected by humidity levels.The Seca 874 features extremely robust construction and easy-to-use design with long-life batteries. The scale is so simple that you need only the tip of your toes to operate it.

Great Stability: The Seca 874 is very light at only 3.8 kg, but also very tough. Reinforced by steel elements in the frame, the scale also boasts a top-quality ribbed surface, extra-strength two-component ABS plastic and Plexiglas. Small children and adults up to 200 kg can be weighed accurately. Especially large leveling bases keep the scale stable on any type of flooring.

Simple Operation: When conducting one examination after the other, no need to bend over repeatedly. Two push buttons on the Seca 874 can be turned on and off with a toe tap. Easy to transport with the built in integrated handle and includes a scale carrier bag of feather-light nylon.

Special mention should be made of the double display that lets the patient and medical personnel read the results from two different directions at the same time. Thanks to a protected toggle switch and a manual power switch, which prevents unintended activation during transport the function of the scale is always ensured even under difficult conditions.

Seca 874 digital floor scale features :
  • Replaces the Seca 872, 880 & Seca 881 Scales
  • Speedy determination of weight of babies and toddlers with the mother/child function.
  • Easy to transport due to compact design, integrated handle and transport case.
  • Low-maintenance due to low power consumption.
  • Both doctor and patient can see the result at the same time in the double display.
  • Non-slip rubber mat and controllable tap-on automatic switch-on.
  • Mother/child function for safe infant weighing
  • A water-repellent carrier bag is included.
  • The flat design and slip-proof surface ensure easy access and a secure stance.
  • The large leveling bases on the bottom ensure stability on any type of flooring.
  • Double display for readout from different positions.
  • Two push buttons for effortless operation with the foot.

Seca 874 digital floor scale specifications :

  • Capacity: 440 lbs / 200 kg
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.5 x 2.25 x 12.25 inches
  • Graduation: 50 g < 150 kg > 100 g /
    0.1 lbs < 330 lbs > 0.2 lbs
  • Power supply: 4 AA batteries
  • Functions: TARE, HOLD, automatic/manual switch-off, mother/child function.
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 Years manufacturer warranty.

The Seca 876 has a higher weight capacity. Here are specifications and information on this scale.

The Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display is a heavy duty professional scale with a large 550 pound capacity. The compact Seca 876 flat scale weighs in at less than 4 kilograms. This scale is nevertheless very stable and suitable for persons weighing up to 250 kilograms. It stands firmly on four leveling bases that guarantee stability, even when small children are weighed while held by an adult. The mother/child-function ascertains the tare of the weight with just the touch of a button. Its light weight makes it ideal for portable use.

Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display Features:
  • Easy to transport – scale itself weighs only 3.6 kg.
  • Scales intended for mobile use have to be lightweight
  • Suitable for persons weighing up to 250 kilograms
  • Stable low-profile platform for easy step up
  • Large leveling base for high stability
  • Tip-on Automatic switch-on
  • Automatic switch-off
  • Auto-HOLD
  • Mother/Child-function for trouble-free weighing of small children
  • Pounds to Kilograms switch-over
  • Battery power for sites without electrical outlets
Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display Specifications:
  • Capacity: 550 lbs
  • Graduation: 0.2 lbs < 330 lbs > 0.5 lbs
  • Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.3" x 2.3" x 12.4"
  • Product Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Power supply: Batteries
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

Either scale would meet your needs.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

AmCells and Befour, USA Made Medical Scales for Health Facilities, Gyms and More

by Barbara 2. July 2012 11:13

Question about American Made weighing scales for hospital use.

Q: "Which brands of weighing scales do you sell that are made in the USA? We prefer USA made scales. We need accurate medical scales for use in our chain of nursing homes. Thanks. Tom"

Answer:

We sell AmCells, Befour, HealthOMeter, Medline and Seca. Of these brands, only AmCells and Befour scales are made in the USA.

AmCells scales, made in California, are calibrated just prior to shipping to customers.

The AmCells Wheelchair, Bariatric or Shipping Scale With Wheels is one of the more popular scales for nursing homes and hospitals where patients are often wheelchair bound. This medical scale is also used for obese patients who need not only a large capacity weight scale but also a large easily accessed platform.

  • TARE function means you can subtract the wheelchair weight.
  • Folding: Moves easily on two urethane precision wheels.
  • Aluminum diamond polished deck is over-sized with ramped sides: wheelchairs are easily pushed onto the scale from either side.
  • Rail mounted LED weight display with printer interface is 39 inches high
  • Weights in lbs or kg, up to 800 lbs or 360 kg
  • Weighing accuracy: graduation of 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)
  • Weight read-out display folds into the scale to prevent damage when transporting.
  • Functions include: pounds to kilograms conversion,ON/OFF, HOLD, ZERO, and PRINT buttons.
  • Power: AC adapter (included)
  • Print function allows printing to ticket printers, slip printers
  • Display Indicator:s elevated by a sturdy bar for easy access and convenience.
  • Materials: high quality aluminum alloy steel and stainless steel.
  • Physical Dimensions of Scale: Folded 3/4 inches High x 40 Inches Wide by 38 inches long.
  • Calibration: factory calibrated prior to shipment.
  • AmCells uses high quality.Made in USA load cells that maintain scale accuracy over time. 1 Year Warranty: The manufacturer warrants that this product is free from defects in material and workmanship. Repair or replacement will be issued for any product which is found defective under the terms of this warranty. Safe Home assists with warranty issues within 30 days of sale.

An example of a sturdy digital scale with a large platform is the AmCells Platform Electronic Scale weighs persons up to 750 lb and has a 20 inch x 16 inch base We recommend that grab bars be mounted on a solid wall so that persons can safely get on and off the scale. This weighing scale also comes in a remote read model and in models with smaller scale bases. The lower the weight capacity the higher the accuracy of the scale.

All the AmCells Medical Scales of this series share these features:

  • Sturdy all metal scale
  • Electronic weight scale
  • Post mounted digital weight read out.
  • Affordable for use as a medical scale, physician scale, fitness club scale or even a bathroom scale.
  • Rugged enough for use as a heavy duty sports scale for football, wrestling, sports gyms and more.
  • Stainless steel scale top design, easily removable for cleaning.
  • Remote indicator display. The one piece membrane keypad is mounted in a separate aluminum box.
  • The digital scale display connects to the platform via a 6' cable.
  • The weight display mounts on a 40" high post.
  • Large (1" height) red LED 6 digit display.
  • Push button zero with automatic zero tracking.
  • Full range, separate LED Tare indicator.
  • Self diagnostics at power up for circuitry and display segments
  • Auto off
  • Lb/Kg conversion
  • High Accuracy: 5000 Counts
  • Leveling Feet: Bubble levels built in with 4 adjustable feet.
  • Counting function and works for inventory as well.
  • Check weighing
  • RS-232 scoreboard function: can connect to a printer, remote read-out or a large score board. Use with a RS-232 to USB adapter if required. all computers have printer ports.
  • Power Supply: AC/DC Adapter (included). Optional power: rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries or 6 AA dry cells
  • Net Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Option: Scale carrying bag. Place for pole, clip board and scale.
  • Limited one year manufacturer's warranty on instruments.
  • Made in USA.
  • Dimensions:  Platform: 20"(L) x 16"(W) x 4"(H),Post: 40" high,Remote Indicator: 10.75"(L) x 4"(W) x 5" tilted in stand,  Indicator Cable: 6'  
  • Accuracy        PS1612-500: +/- 0.1 lb/0.05 Kg
  •                     PS2016-750: +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 Kg
  •                     PS2420-1000: +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 Kg
  •                     PS2424-1000: +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 Kg

Befour Scales are also manufactured in the USA. The Befour PS-6600 Take-A-Weigh Scale 500 Lb Capacity is a popular scale for nursing homes, hospitals, rehab center, etc. because it is easily moved from place to place and isa mere 1.5 inches off the floor.

Befour PS-6600 Specifications:

  • Capacity: 500 lbs. (225 kg.).
  • Accuracy: ±0.1 lb. (±0.1 kg.).
  • Platform Size: 18" x 16" x 1.5".
  • Scale Weight: 13 lbs.
  • Readout Display: ¾" LED.
  • Power Source: Rechargeable battery or 120V AC.
  • Turn-Off Condition: 4 minutes of no use.
  • Construction: Aluminum.
  • Portability: Easily carried.
  • Warranty: 3 year limited manufacturer's.
  • Made in the USA. 

Another popular option when you need portability and a high capacity accurate medical scale is the Befour PS-7700 Pro BMI Digital Flat Scale, 900 lb. which features twin weight scale modes: standard mode and "assistant mode." The standard mode lets the user input height: Body Mass Index is displayed along with the weight. For greater convenience an "assistant mode" allows a fitness trainer or health professional to enter a person's height before weighing; this eliminates any need to access the keypad while the client is standing on the scale.

PS-7700 Pro-BMI Portable Digital Bariatric Platform Scale by Befour Features:

  • Easy-to-use Pro-BMI Body Mass Index calculation.
  • Stability Sensing Technology (SST) will display an accurate weight after 7 seconds for unsteady users.
  • Push-button calibration with any sure weight over 100 lbs. No tools are needed!
  • Low-profile platform sits just 2" off the ground.
  • Pro-BMI Features: Normal Operation: Standard for health clubs and locker rooms, simply follow instruction on console.
  • Assistant Mode: Fitness trainer or health professional can enter a person's height before they step on the scale.
  • Clothing Deduction: Program a clothing weight deduction from 0.0-6.0 lbs. to accurately calculate BMI.
  • Readout Console Features: Simple 5-button operation.
  • BMI calculation.
  • Pound/kilogram readings.
  • Programmable Auto-off.
  • Last weight recall. I
  • Instability Auto-Averaging.
  • Battery life indicators.
  • Capacity: 900 lbs. (405 kg.)
  • Accuracy: ±0.1 lb. (±0.1 kg.).
  • Platform Size: 24" x 20" x 2"
  • Scale Weight: 21 lbs.
  • Readout Display: 1" LED.
  • Dual Power Source: 6 C-cell batteries or 120V AC.
  • Turn-Off Condition: 12 sec. to 25 min.
  • BMI Calculation: Yes.
  • Construction: All-Metal.
  • Portability: Carry.
  • Warranty: 3 year limited manufacturer's.
  • Made in the USA.

See our website SafeHomeProducts.com for additional scales. For example, the Amcells Scale selection includes scales that fit into "scale pits", scales with remote read and scales with read-outs on the scales themselves. Carrying cases are available for both Amcells and Befour Scales.

Thanks for your question. Contact us at sales@safehomeproducts.com or 877-358-0900 if you have more questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara