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What does an automotive paint scale do?

Our paint mixing scales and automotive scales are designed for the most demanding applications and use advanced technology to help you mix, formulate and weigh paint for any automotive refinishing application. With high accuracy to the last drop, our paint scales are rugged and dependable for mixing small to large quantities of automotive refinishing paints. With advanced technology, our paint mixing scales are known for their precise mixing for even the toughest-to-match paint colors.

How do paint scales work?

METTLER TOLEDO paint scales are designed to meet the needs and requirements of automotive body shops. They have an easy interface that allows you to download formulas from a PC to the automotive scale and manage these formulas from within the ink mixing scale. More detailed information on the automotive paint mixing scale can be found in the product brochure.

Where are automotive paint scales used?

Paint mixing scales or painting scales must use high-precision weighing technology to help you attain the perfect color match, while withstanding regular use in tough automotive-shop environments. Paint mixing scales bring a new level of comfort and functionality into the automotive body shop, and for this reason the scales are often referred to as an automotive scale or automotive paint scale – even though they can cover a larger range of applications, including being used as an ink mixing scale.

What are the advantages of connecting a paint scale to a PC?

METTLER TOLEDO automotive scales are all able to connect to computerized paint mixing systems for greater control and traceability over the mixing process. In fact, our paint mixing scales allow you to download up to 20 recipes from a PC. The intuitive, user friendly graphic display guides the user swiftly and easily through the mixing process and stores the mixing protocol so it does not need to be re-entered again later. This makes automotive scale painting easy.

How does the ink mixing scale correct errors?

In case of human error, just use the automated correction mode to easily correct and save the batch for less wasted product, time and money. This is a benefit of using a METTLER TOLEDO automotive scale or ink mixing scale. We have made reliable automotive paint mixing scales for years and correction mode for scale painting is effective in automotive paint scale and ink mixing scale applications. See if our paint mixing scale or ink mixing scale is right for you.

How can I use a scale painting scale for accurate color?

Use a painting scale to ensure accurate measurement of your color formulation for right-the-first-time colors.

Many of the products from METTLER TOLEDO such as paint mixing scales were specifically designed for mixing chemicals and scale painting.

Can the Tare button on an automotive paint mixing scale be disabled?

The BBA242 does not have the capability to lock singles keys. However, it does have the capability to lock the entire keypad so that none of the scale painting keys are functional. This can be done by pressing the O/T and é simultaneously for at least 2 seconds. The message "keys locked" appears briefly. To unlock the keypad, press the O/T and simultaneously for at least 2 seconds. The message "keys unlocked" appears briefly. This information can be found in the User's Manual under section 4.3, Locking the Keyboard. This means the automotive paint scale can become a secure part of your scale painting process.