Over the years the Ohaus line of retail price computing scales has been a pretty solid choice for customers looking for a reliable, high quality scale. Of course the predecessor of the Ohaus RE15US and RE30US was the old XRT series scales. And of course before that we had the Tiger II scale. And finally before that it was the 8433 scale. All of those were nice scales that were fairly simple to use and they just worked. In fact, if you look closely, you’ll still see an old 8433 still in action at some small farmers market. Recently, we received word that Ohaus was going to be upgrading their retail scale lineup and replacing the RE and RA series. Below is a summary of the new scale and a link on where to purchase the new scale.
The Ohaus Aviator 7000 retail scale has been conceived to offer optimum quality versus price in order to guarantee the robustness, operating speed and accuracy you need, whatever your retail environment. The Light-Touch layer keyboard is setting standards thanks to its fast operation, easy cleaning and cost efficiency, while the large 4-line LCD including separate tare line makes daily tasks simple. For secure and easy transportation the Aviator 7000 includes practical design features such as Ergo grips and integrated cable storage. In addition it offers POS protocol support. Overall the Aviator 7000 offers you a complete package of features rarely seen on an entry level price-computing scale – ensuring that it stands out from the crowd.
Key Features and Benefits of the Aviator 7000
Two Model Options and Several Weighing Ranges
Aviator® 7000 is available as a compact or tower model. Both models are available in the following dual weighing ranges: 15 x 0.005 lb / 30 x 0.01 lb and 30 x 0.01 lb / 60 x 0.02 lb.
Aviator 7000 is able to process weighing signals extremely fast to help speed up your tasks. Thanks to its 100 PLU memory and 24 preset keys, it is also able to perform numerous operations such as calculating change, weighing with a 100g price unit, setting fixed unit prices, working with preset tares or using the Hold function when an item is removed from the plate. You can also add your own customized preset card.
Aviator 7000’s bright LCD display contains four lines: 6-digit weight and unit price lines; a 7-digit total price line; plus a fourth 4-digit preset tare line for complete tare transparency. The backlight can be switched on or off according to the ambient lighting and to save power the scale automatically goes into the sleep mode when not in use.
Two ergonomic grips on the lower side of the scale combined with its light net weight make it extremely easy to transport.
The Aviator’s adjustable non-slip rubber feet make levelling simple and ensures that the scale does not move around whilst in use.
Mobile Business Through Battery Support
For complete mobility, the scale can be powered by rechargeable NiMH batteries or standard alkaline D-cell commercial batteries at the flip of a switch.
POS Add Ons
POS protocol support enables the user to connect an external printer or a POS. Thanks to this printer interface, accumulating, printing sales and log reports are standard features of the Aviator 7000.
With built-in cable storage, your work area is kept tidy, transportation is simple and the risk of mislaying the power cable is eliminated. To help avoid accidental damage, the power plug is also specially protected.
The Aviator 7000 seems like a pretty nice scale for many different customers. The “weighing ranges” capacities (aka… dual range capacities) is a popular option that we’ve seen other scale manufacturers develop and we figured it was just a matter of time before Ohaus did the same. The extra fourth line on the scale display is unique. Actually, we’re not too sure about that since all we typically ever see are three displays. At some point there becomes a bit of information overload. The connectivity functions seem interesting and could actually set this scale apart from the other retail choices. We’ll write about this scale in the future once we have some user feedback and reliability results. If you’re interested in purchasing the Ohaus Aviator 7000, the easiest method is to just visit the site linked above and it typically ships out the same business day.