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Accurate Parts Counting: Chasing A Moving Target

Source: Sartorius Intec USA, Inc.

By Steve Watson, Sartorius Intec

Accurate piece counting by weight is a complex combination of math, metrology and most significantly “the luck of the draw.” What would seem a simple calculation, total weight of representative sample parts divided by the number or sample parts and multiplied by the total weight of all parts, SHOULD accurately display the piece count. You can use a calculator and don’t even need a scale with parts counting capability.