3. Is there an advantage to having an electronic scale versus a mechanical scale?

Answer: Yes, weight measurements are completed in less time. Tare weights can be keyed in quickly to provide a gross, tare, net calculation for the operator. In addition, the electronic device can be interfaced to printers, remote displays, PLC’s and computers for data collection. Although no scale is maintenance free, in general, electronic scales require less maintenance then a mechanical scale.