Electronic scales were first introduced in the late 1940s to the pharmaceutical world. Today, computerized pharmacy weighing scales are accurate and precise for weighing, taring and compounding medicine. Strain gauges are compressed, converting weight into electronic signals. Pill counting is fast without any cross-contamination. Cleaning is now minimized with electronic counting and taring. Displays are also large and easy to read. Compounding medicine can be accurately done with these modern scales, and the recipes are easy to print. Pharmacies today work more efficiently providing customers with safer drugs using electronic weighing scales.