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steelyard click to hear : steelyard

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.
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pan rear beam front beam base pan hook vernier graduated scale magnetic damping system notch sliding weight

pan click to hear : pan

Flat rigid stand on which the body to be weighed is placed.

rear beam click to hear : rear beam

Rigid metal bar along which the sliding weight slides to provide a relatively precise reading of the mass (graduated every 100 g).

front beam click to hear : front beam

Rigid metal bar along which the sliding weight slides to provide a very precise reading of the mass (graduated to 10 g).

base click to hear : base

Support that provides stability to the scale.

pan hook click to hear : pan hook

Curved part from which the pan is hung by means of rods.

vernier click to hear : vernier

Small graduated dial that slides along the beams and provides a very precise reading of the mass (graduated to 0.01 g).

graduated scale click to hear : graduated scale

The divisions of equal length marked on the scale’s beam that constitute the units of measurement.

magnetic damping system click to hear : 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.

notch click to hear : notch

Groove in which a sliding weight catches so that a precise reading on the graduated scale can be taken.

sliding weight click to hear : sliding weight

Sliding part that is moved along the beams until a balance between the two masses is attained.