Ohaus Aviator 7000 Operating Instructions For Basic Use and Tare Functions

In today’s entry we’re going to provide some very basic operating instructions for the new Ohaus Aviator 7000 retail scale. Of course, once you receive your scale you can immediately use your scale for weighing and selling. Check with your local state weights and measures for the correct procedures for your particular state.

1. Place the item on the scale.
2. Enter the unit price. (enter the unit price as usual without the decimal point, but with all the decimal places)

The price to pay is displayed.

3. Remove the item from the scale.

All displays return to 0.

Using Tare
You fill containers with your products or customers bring their own
container. The tare function makes sure that only the goods are entered
and paid. If you know the weight of your containers, you can enter the tare weight
via the keyboard. So you do not have to tare the empty container.

Taring an empty container
1. Place the empty container on the scale.
2. Press the Tare key.
The weight display is reset to 0.000 and the NET symbol appears.
The tare weight is displayed in the bottom line of the display.
3. Fill the container with the goods to be weighed.
4. Carry out pricing as described above.
5. Remove the container from the scale.
All displays return to 0.

Keyboard Tare
1. Input the known tare value and press the Tare key.
The input tare value is displayed in the bottom line of the display and the PT cursor is lit.
The weight display shows the negative tare value.
2. Place the item with container or wrapping material onto the scale.
3. Carry out pricing as described above.
4. Remove the item with container or wrapping material from the scale.
All displays return to 0.

Calibrating Your Retail Produce Weigher

RE15USUsually about this time of the year many customers start thinking about last minute preparations as they get ready to sell at the market. One of the often forgotten items is making sure your scale is still weighing accurately. Often the digital scale is just used at the market each week and then placed over in the corner of the utility room until you need it next spring.  So it is usually a good idea to take your scale out and make sure it is working correctly. You might place a few items on the scale and make sure the weights are consistent. Also enter a few prices using the keypad to make sure all your number buttons are working correctly on the keypad. That is assuming you have a price computing scale with full keypad. If you just have a retail scale with a couple of buttons, make sure those buttons work. For example the “tare” button can be tested to make sure it works.

If anything is not working properly, be sure to call your local scale company and make an appointment for a scale repair and calibration. The reason we suggest calling ahead relates to several issues. Often a scale company has technicians but they are out on job sites, so you could show up and have to wait or leave your scale by dropping it off. Also if you have any issues with your scale, call ahead and mention that and perhaps the scale dealer has some spare load cells or keypads in stock for your particular item.

Hopefully this advice makes sense and can save you some time and money for the 2013 season at the farmers market or produce stand.

Manual Tare or Keyboard Tare Feature

If you use a price computing scale, many times you may need to “tare” off the weight of a container, box, bucket, etc… Quite often, it is as simple as placing the empty container on the scale platform and pressing the “Tare” button. By pressing the “Tare” Button, you have taken the weight of the container out of the equation and you are now weighing in the “Net” mode. Place your items in the container, enter the price per pound and you’re all set. This is what they call Manual (Pushbutton) Tare. You place an empty container on the pan, then press “Tare”. The Weight display will show a net value of “0.00”, and the NET annunciator will turn on. Remove the container, and the negative value displayed will be equivalent to the Tare weight. Continue reading