Adam Equipment Highland HCB153 portable scale is truly a unique digital scale rattling the scales industry and having other scale manufacturers running. Highlander offers so many features, value at an affordable price. Adam's HCB153 offers 150 grams weighing capacity with readability to 0.005 gram. What makes the Adam Highland so unique is the scale comes with both the RS-232 and USB interface as standard equipment. Competitor models like the Ohaus Scout, A&D EJ Series, Acculab Vicon and Sartorius AY scales gouge you by making you purchase their optional RS-232 or USB module for $69 or more. You have to pick either RS-232 or USB with the competition but with Highlander you get BOTH RS-232 and USB interfaces. To make things better the HCB153 comes with both the RS-232 and USB cable. One thing the HCB doesn't come with is the data communication software but you can buy AdamDU data collection software or WinWedge balance communication software.
Adam HCB153 also has HandiCal™ - mechanical internal calibration with built in mass can be locked so only you calibrate the scale when you want to. The built in weight allows for quick and easy calibrations allowing you more time for weighing tasks. HandiCal™ internal calibration weight provides reliable readings time after time.
Adam Equipment’s Highland digital scales have what it takes for basic lab work, field use and various industrial applications. They feature multiple weighing units, RS-232 and USB interfaces, rechargeable battery pack and AC operation, capacity tracker, adjustable feet and level, lock down and more. Density and specific gravity determination are easy with the below balance weighing feature, and the removable draft shield liminates wind disturbances outdoors or in drafty environments. ShockProtect™ overload protection keeps the performance of the Highland safe and secure, and the Three-point ShockProtect™ can with stand up to 200kg of weight without damaging the weighing mechanism.
- Removable draft shield
- 15 weighing units
- Zero Tracking
- Backlit LCD display
- Capacity tracker
- ShockProtect™ overload three-point protection
- Can be stacked for storage
- Lock down mounting slot for Kensington™ type lock
- Stainless steel pan
- Non-slip adjustable leveling feet
- Below balance weighing with hanger
- Easy access to the rechargeable battery
- Color coded, sealed keypad
- Dual tare keys
- RS-232 and USB interface
- Handical™ manual internal calibration with built-in mass
- External calibration
- Auto power off
- Full range tare
- Low battery indication
- AC Adapter
- 2 year Manufacture Warranty
- Parts counting
- Percentage weighing
- Density determination
- Check weighing
- Below balance weighing
Built in security slot accommodates a standard Kensington™ type lock and cable to keep your balance where you want it. Smart housing design lets you safely stack Highland balance on top of each other for convenient storage and transportation.
Adam Equipment HCB153 is a low cost milligram scale since it's weigh sensor is built using strain gauge technology. The strain gauge can give you good weighing results for weighing static loads, but can drift much more due to temperature variations caused by excitation energy used with a load cell strain gauge weigh sensor. Typically if you trickle say like table salt in small quantities to the weighing platform the auto tracking software thinks it is drift in the loadcell verses actually weight added to the weighing pan and the weighing results don't change. You'll get better performance, linearity and repeatability with an electromagnetic weigh sensor like those found in the Adam PGW253e, A&D FX-120i or Scientech ZSP150 but this weigh sensor design cost more money. If you're on a tight budget and your weighing results aren't for a super critical application then the AE HCB153 might be your best choice.
If you prefer a 3 door glass windshield be sure to see the EBP203 milligram scale as an alternative to the HCB153. The video above highlights the general features of the EBP203 milligram scale. We highlight the features of the EPB203 in this video that are similar for the EPB103 and EP303 except the weighing capacity is 100 grams and 300 grams respectively. This is an affordable milligram scale ideal for the science classroom or hobbyist weighing small samples.