With discontinuous scales, weighing is not undertaken continuously, just at times.
The goods, products or vehicles are weighed statically, i.e. only when they have come to a complete stop. Refer to static scales.
Discontinuous scales are used for example in filling processes in the beverage industry or when batching at loading stations. Other examples of use include standard scales for weighing trade goods, lab scales or platform scales.
It is technically feasible for continuous and discontinuous scale types to be combined using software configurations with appropriate parameter settings and suitable module extensions.