What is a spring scale used for?

Answer Spring scales are mainly used for industrial purposes, such as weighing trucks and storage silos. They are cheap and easy to use because they consist simply of a spring fixed to one end of an appar... Read More »

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Difference Between Spring Scale & Beam Scale?

A spring scale measures distance that the object is displaced, whereas a beam scale balances the object against another mass. Both measure the mass of an object, although this is commonly referred ... Read More »

DIY Scale Spring?

Springs (coils of elastic metal) are made to either be stretched or compressed. The force it takes to either stretch or compress a spring is equal to the distance it is moved by multiplied by the "... Read More »

Who invented the spring scale?

Richard Salter invented the helical spring scale in Bilston, England in about 1760. He fashioned a spring from an old file to improve a steelyard or weighing device. Salter moved to West Bromwich i... Read More »

How do I read a spring scale?

Table Spring ScalePlace the object to weigh on the top of the scale. Check the face for how the scale measures weight. Wait a few seconds for the springs to settle down, and read the weight indicat... Read More »