The Adam Equipment physician scale provides accurate and reliable weight and height measurements of a subject for a comprehensive physical assessment. The scale weighs in kilograms or pounds, and the attached rod can measure the height of a subject in 0.5-centimeter increments up to 210 centimeters. The platform measures 275 x 375mm (W x D), and has a top tread plate with a nonslip surface for safety. (W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The metal base creates a durable foundation for use in gyms and hospitals, and provides stability for increased accuracy.
Scales and balances are measuring instruments used to determine the mass of an object. Mechanical balances are the simplest type of balance, and use a lever and slide to indicate the measurement. Conventional balances are commonly used in offices, the jewelry industry, and in kitchens, and display results digitally, but are less precise than analytical balances. Analytical balances measure to a high degree of precision and accuracy (0.0001g or better), and display results digitally. These balances have a cover with doors to prevent dust and airflow from affecting the measurement. Moisture balances analyze moisture content in a material sample, using infrared or halogen heat sources to dry the sample and then calculate the moisture content from the before- and after-drying weight, and display results digitally, on the balance, or transfer the information for display on a computer.
Adam Equipment manufactures balances, scales, and related accessories for laboratory, educational, industrial, retail, and medical applications. The company, which was founded in the United Kingdom in 1972 and has an office in Danbury, CT, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standards.