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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 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

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