Dalman Blog

  1. How to use digital scales to taper safely

    How to use digital scales to taper safely

    Reasons to taper medication

    When using some medications such as painkillers or antidepressants, there are some patients who feel ready to reduce their dosage with a view to stopping altogether.  In some situations, it may be beneficial and necessary to taper medication in order to reduce the potential side-effects of stopping to take the medication instantly.  We advise seeking medical advice should you wish to follow this approach to ensure that patients are following the correct dosage approach, naturally we are not health professionals.

    If this is a course of action you choose to take, a good digital scale will be part of your essential tool-kit to ensure that you are tapering safely and accurately.

    Common approaches to tapering with a digital scale

    Once patients have

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  2. World first IP65 rated water-resistant pocket scale launches

    World First launching soon – a water-resistant digital pocket scale

    We are delighted to be launching our latest innovation in digital pocket scales.  It’s the world’s first water resistant digital pocket scale with IP65 rating called the Marine.  It looks super slick, with a white backlit LCD and a black titanium chrome platform.  We also include a large expansion tray/lid for your weighing needs.

    Benefits of a water-resistant pocket scale

    • Innovation – we love bringing our partners and customers the latest in scale innovation and are proud to be the first to bring the washdown scale to a pocket-size.  We have brought this new feature without compromising on style or the quality and accuracy that is so important for our customers.
    • Less mess – being able to wash the scale down will ensure there is less mess in any use-case and the Marine will always look great and still be work
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  3. 5 Reasons to use scales in the kitchen

    Digital kitchen scales – why do you need them?

    The New Year can often be a period of resolutions where many of us choose to work on our health, wellness or career (and sometimes all three!).  Getting back to eating healthily can often be a main focus after a period of celebration in the run up to Christmas and New Year.  With an eye to helping you achieve your goals we have put together a top 5 list of reasons to use a digital scale in the kitchen.  It will come as no surprise to anyone trying to get on top of healthy eating, that scales can be an essential tool in helping you to achieve success.

    1.      Support healthy eating with portion control

    A recent study in the UK showed whilst much emphasis has been put on what type of food to eat in order to bring weight under control, the element of portion control has been lost or forgotten about.  A campaign was launched to use

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  4. Kilogram redefined as scientists use new measurements

    Kilogram redefined as scientists use new measurements

    In November this year at the General Conference on Weights and Measures it was decided to change the way the kilogram is measured in favour of defining a kilogram in terms of an electric current.

    In a secured vault outside of Paris within the Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), a small cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy sits protected by a triple walled glass enclosure.  Since 1889, this international prototype kilogram (IPK) or “Le Grand K”, has served as the base unit of mass for all other weights manufactured around the world.

    The kilogram is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (ISI) and is the only unit still defined by a physical artefact.  All weights used to calibra

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  5. Cannabis legalisation in North America

    Cannabis legalisation in North America

    Canada legalises cannabis in October 2018

    In October this year Canada became the second country after Uruguay, and the first G20 country to legalise cannabis.  This came about as part of an election pledge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

    Cannabis was legalised to enable the government to fulfil three goals. 

    1. They want to control usage of the drug amongst minors.  An example of one of the measures put in place for limiting access to young people is that it will now incur a jail sentence of up to 14 years if found selling cannabis products to minors.
    2. In order to reduce the burden on the legal system.
    3. To remove the control from the illegal drugs market.  This in turn will have a positive knock-on effect on the amount of tax legalizing cannabis could raise

    Legalisation of cannabis in certain states in the America

    This month on the blog we look at the move towards legalising marijua

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  6. What is the difference between Accuracy and Precision?

    What is the difference between Accuracy and Precision?

    Accuracy & Precision: The story of the cross-bow and the apple

    We recently watched a fascinating TED Ed talk by Matt Anticole on YouTube about the difference between accuracy and precision.  Matt uses an analogy of the legend of William Tell, the Swiss folk hero.  

    William Tell was an expert marksman with a crossbow who was arrested with his son when he refused to be respectful to the King.  The King said that both he and his son would be executed, but then he King told William Tell he could save his son’s life if he shot through an apple placed on top of his son’s head.  In the legend William Tell is able to shoot the apple and save his son’s life.

    The talk considers two alternative scenarios.

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  7. Making Accurate Weight Measurements

    Making Accurate Weight Measurements

    Weighing The World

    Scales are used everyday throughout the world in a wide range of industries. From the raw material used in the products around us, to the food that we buy at the grocery store - almost everything around us was weighed using a scale at some point.

    Scales and other measuring devices come in a wide range of accuracy classes. For instance, most deli scales are accurate to only a few grams while a diamond or jewellry scale is typically accurate to a few milligrams (0.003g). For food portion use, a deli scale measures weight accurately enough to make your sandwiches, but if you had to measure something like gold or platinum, you would want to use a jewellry scale.

    Measurement Accuracy

    But how do you know if the scale you are using is accurate? If you check the various clocks around you, you might notice they don’t all agree with each other, with some more accurate than others. Th

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  8. Troubleshooting Your Digital Scale

    Here are some suggestions and advice on what action to take if your miniscale has ceased to function properly. The manufacturer’s warranty is covered for 10 years however there are certain exclusions. Before returning the scale and spending money on postage please go through the following points:

    1. Batteries

      Check whether the scale needs new batteries and if so replace them. Be careful to properly insert the batteries in the correct manner.

    2. Calibration and Surrounding Environment

      The scales are calibrated by the factory before shipment but after travelling around the world they may need recalibration as per the manufacturers’ guidelines.  Gravity is not the same all over the world. Also scales are sensitive to drafts and vibration. The above factors mean that the more sensitive the scale, the more it may need recalibration.

    3. Abuse or Lack of Care

      If the scale has lacked TLC, has

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  9. Top 3 Things To Look For When Purchasing A Digital Scale

    Need to purchase a high quality digital pocket scale? Selecting the right scale for your application is critical. Below we outline the top three things to look for when making your decision:

    1. Capacity & Readability

      With a wide range of scales on the market, choosing the right scale can be a daunting task.  The first and most important step in selecting the right scale is to determine how much capacity (and platform size) you will need. Be sure to select a scale with enough capacity to weigh your items plus a little bit of padding for rough treatment. The second part will be to determine how small of a change in weight you want to be able to display, also known as the scale's readability. The readability on scales typically gets better as you go down in capacity, so choose a scale that has enough capacity for your application, but not too much.

    2. Features

      Scales are available with a wide range of features to help with

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  10. Warranty Center

    When you’re having scale problems the first place to check is in your scale’s user manual. In your manual you can find instructions for use, model specifications and common errors and solutions.  If you cannot solve your problem with the manual, the warranty information below may be helpful.



    Dalman offers a three year warranty from the end user’s purchase date in the EU on all products bearing the On Balance, Myco and Dalman name brands. If you are having problems with your scale, please first check the User Manual as common problems can be easily resolved through battery replacement or calibration. If you are unable to solve the problem this way, you must take your scale back to where you purchased it. Dalman offers a warranty service to all wholesalers and shops that buy directly from us so there should be no problem dea

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