How to Count Screws: Weigh Counting

One of the most common questions we are asked is how we count such large quantities of fasteners and how accurate we are.

The answer is simple: Fasteners have always been weight counted.

Decades ago, fasteners were weighed using manual balance ratio scales. One piece in a sample tray was equivalent to 100 or 1000 pieces in a fill tray. Although fairly accurate, it took time for the scale to balance out and settle. If the sample used had an anomaly in weight that would affect the count as well.

An old manual balance ratio scale.

Today, all products at Uneeda are counted on GSE German Engineered and American Made Electronic scales that measure to 1/10000 of a pound. These scales allow the use of multiple pieces as a sample to create a much more accurate count. The scales are so sensitive that fans cannot be used in the warehouse as they significantly affect the weight count!

A new GSE scale that we currently use at Uneeda.

We confirm all of our scales’ accuracy each morning and have them professionally calibrated as needed. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified distributor, we also have the scales certified and calibrated at least once annually.

We invite you to come visit our facility and bring any item you would like counted, be it our material, another supplier or any unrelated material. This service is offered to everyone free of charge. Feel free to contact us at any time to set up an appointment.

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