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AmCells Load Cells Are USA Made, Save and Buy American

by Barbara 23. April 2014 08:15

Question about load cells Made in USA.

Q: "I am looking for American made load cells. I've had quality control issues with those made in China." Thanks. John

Answer: AmCells, located in California, makes all their loadcells here in the USA.  Phone Safe Home Products or LoadCellsUSA.com directly and receive an additional 5% off our low prices. Only Exceptions: 561ST and 561SB. Includes all STL, SSB, DST, DSL, DSS, DSF, T103, SPB and SPM load cells.

Do remember:

  • 1. Have load cells calibrated at AmCells for use with a newly purchased AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator. Cost is dependent upon the type and quantities purchased.
  • 2. Have a local scale repair person re-calibrate your scale if you are replacing an existing load cell.
  • 3. For an application like a batch filling machine, the factory where the machine is located needs to re-calibrate the machine after the load cells are replaced.

Thanks for your question.

Feel free to contact us if you need more help. We'd need to know the specifics of your application and the load cells you are replacing.

Sincerely, Barbara

Amcells WHS-800 Electronic Shipping Scale for Larger Items or Wheelchair Scale MADE IN USA

by Barbara 25. March 2011 08:00

Question about portable shipping scales with TARE for larger heavier items.

Q: "We own a business that ships larger packages that are difficult to put on a standard sized shipping scale. Some products are so heavy that we load them onto dollys. Is there an American made scale with a TARE function and a large platform so we can wheel the product/box onto the platform without removing it from the dolly." Thanks. Tom

Answer: What you need to purchase is the AmCells Wheelchair, Bariatric and Shipping Scale Folds. You can easily move the dolly onto the platform and push it off the other side when your weighing is completed. Ramped sides make this easy. The weight limit is 800 lbs with accuracy of 0.2 lbs. Amcells scales are known for reliability both in operation and in calibration. Buy American is my advice. 

The Amcells WHS-800 has these features:

  • Aluminum diamond polished deck with ramped sides
  • Over-sized platform: 40 inches by 30 inches
  • Rail Mounted easy-to-read digital display with printer interface
  • Rail height for digital display: 39 inches. Note this rail assists in the portability of the scale. It is NOT as a stability grip
  • Weight capacity: 800 lbs (360 kg)
  • Accuracy: graduation of 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)
  • Pounds to kilograms conversion
  • Functions: 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.

With the TARE function, you can get an accurate weight for your shipment that is oversized. If you use UPS, you can enter both the weight and the box dimensions manually into the UPS program and get accurate shipping costs.

When you are done with shipping, you can fold the scale and store it or leave it in place for the next business day. The scale is easily moved in warehouse situations since it folds and rolls on two tough urethane wheels.

We have other Amcells, Seca, Healthometer, Befour, etc. scales. However, none of these offer the same options as the Amcells WHS-800.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

Choosing a Bariatric Weighing Scale for an Office Weight Loss Program

by Barbara 14. June 2009 09:31

Question about the products Amcells high capacity weight scales for weight loss programs i.e. 500 lb, 750 lb, 800 lb and 1000 lb capacity Amcells weighing scales.

Q: "My office is beginning a physical fitness/weight loss program. Several of our employees are significantly obese: my guess is over 400 lbs. We need a heavy duty scale for the office and one or two employees are wanting to purchase accurate scales for home use. What do you suggest? We don't need a scale with Body Mass Index or Body Fat Index." Thanks. Teresa.

Answer: Currently, the most affordable bariatric weight scales are actually made in the USA by Scale Perfect, Amcells. These scales are truly sturdy, made for the long term. Several years ago a New York area hospital chain purchased several dozen of the Amcells 750 lb. capacity scales for use with high risk pregnancy patients. The TBS models can be countersunk into existing pits in medical offices that currently use the old fashioned Cardinal detector beam scales.

Since then, Amcells introduced a new 1000 lb. capacity scale with a platform that is 24 inches long by 20 inches wide by 4 inches high. This scale weighs 32 pounds and is accurate to +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 Kg. Included is an 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. There are also 750 lb. capacity scales and 500 lb. capacity scales with slightly smaller platforms that also include the RS-232 feature.

The newest addition to the Amcells line is a combination scale that actually folds for storage. the AMC-WHS-800 This scale is versatile: use as a wheelchair scale, a bariatric scale, a small animal or larger animal scale or a shipping scale.The aluminum diamond polished deck has ramped sides. The over-sized platform: is 40 inches by 30 inches. The physical dimensions of this affordable scale when folded are 3/4 inches High x 40 Inches Wide by 38 inches long.It easily rolls on two urethane precision wheels. With a digital readout on a 39 inch post, this sturdy weighing scale is made in the USA. If you want a print out, just connect your ticket printer or slip computer to the display panel.


These are some points to consider:

  • Cost: $500 to over $1200 plus shipping.
  • Maximum Capacity: 500 lbs, 450 lbs or more.
  • Post mounted read-out or remote read? This is a portability issue as well. The USA made Amcells scales weigh 25 pounds to about 35 pounds. The Seca 876 Flat Scale with a 550 lb. capacity that weighs about 8 lbs. The base is 12 inches by 12 inches by 2.3 inches with graduation of 0.2 lbs <>0.5 lb. The USA Made Befour PS-6600 scale has a 500 lb capacity, has Accuracy: +/-0.1 lb. (+/-0.1 kg.), a Platform Size: 18" x 16" x 1.5", a Scale Weight: 13 lbs.and a Readout Display: ¾" LED.
  • Will there be a permanent place for this scale to sit? Is this a private place so that only the nurse or weight counselor and the person being weighed can see the weight numbers? Is theft a concern for you? (Consider the weights and sizes for storage)'
  • Will you be connecting this scale to a computer for recording data? Then you need one with as RS-232 connection.
  • Weight accuracy. Amcells' Accuracy: 500 lb. capacity scale: +/- 0.1 lb/0.05 K,750 lb capacity scale: +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 K, 1000 lb. capacity scale: +/- 0.15 lb/0.1 Kg.
  • Minimum acceptable platform size. 13"(L) x 13"(W) x 2.25"(H) is the base of the least expensive Amcells scale. The problem with that size is that many larger people must spread their feet apart to balance. With a wider base, the scale itself is higher off the floor but the base allows for a foot spread.
  • Wall mounted grab bars or not? We sell these as well in several sizes. Sometimes heavier persons or the elderly need to grasp onto a grab bar as they get on or off a scale. We also sell scales with a built-in grab bar: however, these are much more expensive to purchase.

So, to summarize you can choose from one of many bariatric medical scales by Amcells such as the 500 Lb Weight Watchers Scale Remote Read Scale or a variety of scales from Seca, Befour or other manufacturers.

Thanks for your question and best of good health to all of you.

Sincerely, Barbara