Triple beam scales (also known as a triple beam balance) have been used in almost every setting where accurate weight measurement is required. With today’s improved technologies, the old-age triple beam scale is now available with advanced features that making weighing everything from solids, powders, and liquids, to small animals, easy to accomplish.
Triple beam scales are affordable analog scales used in residential homes as well as educational facilities, medical facilities, pharmacies, laboratories, and countless other industries where dependability and high precision are required. Providing the user with a wide range of features including simple zero or tare adjustment, notched and graduated beams, center reading, built in rulers, and weight holders for storing additional weights. These triple beam balance scales are built to withstand the rigorous abuse and demands of daily usage.
A triple beam balance consists of a durable base, a weighing pan, three rider beams, three sliders, and a pointer. The base of a triple beam scale is constructed out of a durable material such as steel, to keep everything in place and safe from any external hazards. The weighing pan is where you place the items that you want to weigh. It’s attached to one end of the rider beams, which hold the riders and runs horizontally from the weighing pan to the pointer and center mark. By systematically adjusting the riders on the rider beams, you can find the accurate weight of almost any object.
Triple beam scales look and operate just like double beam scales, only with an additional rider beam and rider, which provides you with higher precision when weighing. Before placing your items on the weighing pan of your triple beam scale, it’s important to verify that the scale is calibrated correctly. Slide all of the rider or sliding masses to the left, the zero mark, and check to see if the pointer is in alignment with the center mark on the right. If the pointer and center mark are not in line, turn the tare adjust until they do.
Once calibrated, you can place your items on the weighing pan. Start by sliding the largest rider to the right until the pointer goes below the center mark, and then move it back one notch. Repeated this process for the mid weight rider. Now slowly adjust the smallest rider by moving it as needed to achieve perfect alignment of the pointer and center mark. Finally, add the numeric values marked by the riders on each of the three rider beams together to record a precise weight of your items.