Loadstar Sensors Releases Counting Scale with USB Load Cell Technology

August, 18 2009

A desktop parts counter with USB output for easy connectivity to any PC, featuring patented load cell technology, is now available from Loadstar Sensors Inc. Easily measure weights or count small parts using nCounter software.

Loadstar Sensors Inc. announces the immediate availability of its nCounter USB parts counter. The nCounter features digital load cell technology and includes a small, lightweight, portable USB scale and easy to use PC software at less than half the cost of typical counting scales.

Designed for simplicity, the nCounter counting scale offers an easy method to count small parts right from a desktop and save time. The scale is made of aircraft grade aluminum and comes with a platform and a bowl in which the parts can be placed. Just plug the scale in to a PC and start counting. nCounter is ideal for calculating shipping costs, managing inventory and for quality control applications.


nCounter computes the piece weight of an item and then uses that information to find the number of pieces placed on the scale. Additionally, users can store piece weight information into the nCounter database to easily retrieve it when the same item needs to be counted again.

The scale is based on Loadstar's patented iLoad TR digital load cell which offers high sensitivity and true USB output for easy connectivity with your PC. The included nCounter software displays total weight (pounds, ounces or grams), piece weight and count. Users can choose between 2, 5, 10 or 50 lb. capacities.

nCounter solution highlights:

  • Load cell with standard USB output
  • Power supplied via USB Port - no need for external power supply
  • Stored item weight with user defined part numbers
  • Accurate to 1 in 1000 parts for pieces weighing at least 1 ounce
  • Positive and negative counting capability
  • Portable, light weight, easy to setup scale

About Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive load cells with USB and wireless output for automotive, aerospace, medical device, industrial and consumer applications. Our Plug and Sense load cell technology offers high sensitivities in an easy to use, mechanically rugged, low profile package. We partner with leading OEMs to incorporate load cells into mass market products where existing load measurement solutions are neither reliable nor economically feasible.

For more information about nCounter, the latest desktop parts counter from Loadstar Sensors, or to learn more about the company's other load cell technologies, please visit www.loadstarsensors.com or call 510-623-9600.