Detecto's American-made weighbeam physician's scales are a breeze to set up. They're completely 100% assembled and calibrated before leaving Detecto's factory in Webb City Missouri and only require minimal setup time upon delivery. This video will walk you through the assembly of a Detecto eye-level physician scale. When unpacking the box you should have the column with weighbeam, the platform base, and a small hardware kit containing a wrench, 6 screws, and 6 washers. Models might also include some or all of the following: a height measuring rod, a set of wheels, and a handpost. Carefully remove the scale from the shipping carton and inspect it for any damage that could have occurred during shipment. Keep the carton and packing material for return shipment should it become necessary. The purchaser is responsible for filing all claims for any damages or loss incurred during shipment. After unpacking, set aside your packing materials and start with the platform base. Flip it over and remove all of the cardboard and the hardware kit from the bottom of the scale. Set the base right side up and attach the column to the bracket on the base, holding it straight so that the draft rod enters the opening in the bracket. Ensuring that the draft rod goes through the opening is very important. Attach the column to the base with the screws and washers that were found in the hardware kit. The next part of the process is critical to the weighing functionality of the scale. Lay the scale down with the column parallel to the floor or table top. On the bottom of the scale, where the base and column are joined, raise the draft rod and attach the hooked end to the pivot on the platform's lever. The draft rod connects the weighbeam to the scale, and transfers pressure when weight is on the scale up the column to the beam for measurement. Your scale may have some additional features and require further assembly. If your scale comes with a height rod, it can be attached by simply hanging it on to the silver screws on the front of the column and snapping it into place. If necessary you can use the included wrench to tighten the screws. If your scale comes with a wheel package, place the wheel bracket onto the back of the column where it was joined to the base earlier in the assembly process. You will have to remove the two lower screws on the rear of the column. Align the lower screw holes in the column with those in the bracket. Replace screws and attach firmly to the base. If your scale comes with a handpost, remove the four bolts from the top of the platform and set them aside. Place the handpost onto the platform, align the holes and replace the bolts. Secure the handpost to the platform by tightening the bolts using the included wrench. Now that the scale is fully assembled, it must be balanced prior to operation. To zero the scale, move both the small and large poises to zero. Next, turn the balance screw located on the outside of the weighbeam until the scale balances. Your scale's accuracy is dependent upon this step. For the most accurate measurement, always place the scale on a hard, level surface. Detecto: it's the name that means scales in the health care industry.
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Check out the video for step by step instructions on how to assemble your Detecto physician scale, including additional accessories such as a height rod, wheel package, and hand post.
This scale compares the weight placed on the platform with a standard weight known as a poise that slides along an off-center weigh beam until it balances. A punch press forms sheet steel into the head or top of the scale's column. Workers form the column from another piece of steel using this press brake. Then they spot weld the head and column together. Another machine stamps out lengths of steel that will form the frame for the scale's base. Workers use the press brake again to bend both sides of the steel lengths. Then they fold it by hand to form the frame. They clamp the frame onto a base and this robot welds them together. The robot moves on to weld other components to the scale, such as the lever mechanism and the base plate. Now workers place steel bearings at each corner of the base where the lever mechanism will rest, then add the base frame. Next they install the long lever, then the short lever. A C-clip joins them together. Once its right-side up, the lever mechanism hangs off the platform. The columns receive a coat of electrostatically charged paint that evenly coats the metal for a flawless finish. Once its dry, a machine silk screens the brand name onto the column. Now, for the final assembly. A worker inserts a 1.2 meter steel rod that will tie the weigh beam to the levers. He works the rod up through the column, then at the column's head, he screws it to the weigh beam's shelf. Another worker hammers the large poise into position on the weigh beam, then the smaller poise. They screw onto the beam in two parts so they can glide freely. She applies a gauge onto the beam that indicates the weight measured in pounds from 0 to 350. Now she takes a zero adjustment screw and spring loads it onto the beam. This allows the beam to balance when the poises are set at zero and the scale is unweighted. A retaining ring holds the screw in place. At the assembly line, workers fasten the scale's column to its base. They cover the pivot to protect it from wear and set down the weigh beam that balances on it. Then they connect it to the steel rod that comes up through the column from the base. Once the weight beam connects to the lever mechanism at the base, the scale is functional. Now its time to make sure its accurate. Each scale goes to a weigh station where workers check the readings in 20 kilo increments. If the readings are off, workers go back and remove some lead from inside the large poise so the scale calibrates perfectly. Just a few grams of lead can make all the difference in accuracy. Finally, they place a plastic cover over the working parts and the scale is complete.
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Equip your clinic, hospital, doctor's office, or other healthcare facility with the Cardinal Detecto 337 400 lb. / 175 kg eye-level mechanical beam physicians scale. This scale weighs up to 400 lb. or 175 kg, displaying both measurement systems on the die-cast aluminum weighbeam. Both sides of the scale are marked too, so health professionals can read the weight from either side. Simply welcome the patient to step onto the 14 1/2" x 10 1/2" platform, and slide the counterweight to the side until the beam is level.
Because it's made of steel with an electrostatic powder paint finish, this scale is built to withstand years of regular use. The platform cover is even removable to allow for easy cleaning. Sturdy, steady, and reliable, this physician's scale is a must-have in virtually any health facility.
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