Are We SECA?
A) No, Precision Weighing
Balances (PWB) is not SECA. We are an Authorized Seca
Dealer and this site is owned and operated by Precision Weighing
Balances and not sponsored by Seca Corporation. Seca's
company web site is located at http://www.seca.com. Precision
Weighing Balances offers the full line of medical scales here.
Any warranty inquiries or similar questions must be directed
to the manufacturer (see below).
Q)Who is SECA and how
long have they been building scales?
A) Quintenz, a Strasbourg
monk and clever mechanic, invented the decimal scale in 1821
and then shared his know-how with A.C.C. Joachims, a Hamburg
(Germany) locksmith. In 1840, Joachims founded the scale
factory that gave rise to the SECA name. Seca stressed
"precision" from its inception. In the first
half of this century, Seca's precise mechanical scales, bearing
the characteristic seca logo, became standard fixture in virtually
all doctor's offices. This trend was in line with medical
science's growing interest in body weight as it relates to human
health and development.
About thirty years ago, Seca entered the young electronic age.
Since then, electronics have considerably extended the Seca
product range. Seca views the doctor and his or her assistants
as their partners, and Seca considers their products to be an
answer to their requirements in the area of weighing and measuring.
That is how Seca came to develop the first weighing systems
which document weight changes and trends, permit long-term measurements
and provide digital weight readings. Such systems can
save lives - for example, lives of premature babies, burn victims
and dialysis patients. As Seca approach the next millennium,
Seca motto is "user-friendly solutions", a reference
to their close cooperation with doctors and scientists.
"Medical weighing and measuring" plays an important
role in diagnoses and therapy, and Seca
plans to put the full potential of new technologies at the doctor's
warranty inquiries or similar questions must be directed to
the manufacturer - Seca Corporation. (see below).
Can I Contact Seca Corporation directly?
A) You can contact Seca
Corporation at the following:
Customer Service: (410) 694-9330 / 800-542-7322
Customer Service FAX: (410) 694-9680
1352 Charwood Road Suite E
Hanover, MD 21076
Can I Buy Parts For SECA Product?
A) Precision Weighing Balances
does not stock or sell parts for any SECA products. You
may call the manufacturer directly using the contact information
I Purchase Accessories Alone?
A) No, accessories for SECA
scales can only be purchased along with the SECA scale.
We do not sell accessories by themselves with no other purchase.
this SECA's web site?
A) No, This site is owned
and operated by Precision Weighing Balances and is not sponsored
or affiliated with SECA Corporation.
the balances come all assembled?
A) No, All of the balances
require assembly. Most are simply installing the post
and screwing in 4 bolts then attaching a cable for the mechanical
has engineered the assembly to be as simple as possible and
provides toll free technical support at 800-542-732. The
balance comes with clearly defined assembly instructions and
all the required hardware, even the wrench to tighten the bolts.
Under no circumstance can we dispatch a service technician to
come to your home to assemble the scale. The assembly
and installation of the scale is the end users responsibility.
want to buy a SECA scale locally. Where can I buy one?
A) Our best advice would
be to look in your local yellow pages for a scale company or
medical/hospital supply company. All prices listed on
this web site are discounted so please don't expect a local
scale company to honor our low, low prices.
can I get my scale calibrated?
A) We recommend you look
in your local yellow pages for a scale company. Calibration
is very easy to do, but we recommend that you bring the scale
to a local scale company. All unit sold by Precision Weighing
Balances are factory calibrated and should provide you trouble
free weighing for many, many years.