For any type of weighing and ensuring balance in connecting rods, the right connecting rod scale is going to be a primary consideration. Too often companies and automotive services are working with older systems that are not accurate, don’t have features and functions available on new scales and also aren’t necessarily user-friendly.
To help avoid these issues and upgrade to a better connecting rod scale, there are at least three important factors to consider when comparing options on the market.
Accuracy in Weighing
Accuracy in weighing comes from the design of the scale as well as the reputation of the manufacturer. Always choose a scale that is made by a company with a solid reputation in connecting rod weighing systems.
The best and most accurate systems provide a weight on both ends of the rod simultaneously. They also compare this weight to the ideal weight that is programmed into the system, displaying the over or under measurement from the ideal for both ends of the rod.
Automatic Zeroing Between Use
Mistakes can happen in any type of application, so looking for a connecting rod scale that offers automatic features such as automatic zeroing between uses is important. This fraction of a second process is essential to ensure that the first connecting rod weight will be as accurate as the thousandth.
Intuitive, User-Friendly Operational Design
The best options for connecting rod weighing systems are easy to operate. This doesn’t mean they don’t offer the features and functions required, but it does mean they are designed with practical use in mind.
Many of the top options in these scales can be designed to continually weigh during in-processes applications as well as for off-line for quality control and inspection requirements. Information on the specifics of each scale under consideration should be carefully considered before making a final choice.