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• # Scale Function

Posted by on March 2, 2022 at 1:23 am

I’m back to looking for a new scale to last me 4 or 5 years.  I found a scale I am interested in from Vision Tech Shop and looked up their Manual online from another source and found one, but one of the charts confused me as I have limited knowledge of the terminology.  Could you please help me?   I need to work in ounces and either the TVD-30 or TVD-60 would work.  The MAXIMUM Capacity in either 480 oz. or 960 oz. and that would work.  The MINIMUM Capacity??? is either is listed here as 2 oz. or 4 oz. which has totally confused me.  Does this mean that you put either a minimum of 2 oz. or 4 oz. before it can start actually weighing it? What is the smallest amount you can put on either scale to get a reading or does the scale actually start at zero?

Or is it the READABILITY that contains the numbers I need?  Either 0.1 oz. or 0.2 oz. as a starting measurement?  Or have I gotten it wrong and that is for this next purpose!  If I weighed something and started with 1 oz. for the 60 scale, for instance  it would only show a difference when the weight is increased by .2 ozs.  such as 1.2oz.  1.4oz. 1.6 oz. 1.8oz. ?  Is this what those numbers are for?  If so, this is the problem that I have with my current scale especially when a formula contains 1.5oz. of a particular ingredient all I can get in weight is either 1.4 oz. or 1.6 oz..

I emailed the company with a question about there being a minimum number for weighing on either of those two scales and they didn’t answer it in the email but sent this as their answer!

I hope I have been clear about this and I hope you can help me!  Thanks, David