Scale used for weighing loads that has a beam with arms of different lengths; the shorter arm supports the pan and the longer arm supports the weights that slide to attain a balance.
Flat rigid stand on which the body to be weighed is placed.
Rigid metal bar along which the sliding weight slides to provide a relatively precise reading of the mass.
Rigid metal bar along which the sliding weight slides to provide a very precise reading of the mass.
Support that provides stability to the scale.
Curved part from which the pan is hung by means of rods.
Small graduated dial that slides along the beams and provides a very precise reading of the mass.
The divisions of equal length marked on the scale’s beam that constitute the units of measurement.
magnetic damping system
Device made up of magnets that reduce the beams’ oscillations when the weights are moved to provide a quick reading of the mass.
Groove in which a sliding weight catches so that a precise reading on the graduated scale can be taken.
Sliding part that is moved along the beams until a balance between the two masses is attained.