Orbit Accessories


In every Orbit box, we have included a kit of tools and extras for the grinder. This includes

  • power cable
  • spout extender (optional): if you are using dosing cups with lower clearance and/or for tidying up static
  • 58 mm portafilter dosing cup
  • dosing cup magnetic pad (optional)
  • hex wrench
  • Lunar magnetic strips with an application tool: required if you want to use the Orbit’s grind-by-weight feature
  • thumb screws (optional)

The small pad is attached to the bottom of the dosing cup to assist in softly "locking" the dosing cup to the Orbit's platform through magnetic force. We have also provided magnetic strips for the Lunar for the same purpose.  

Set Up Your Setup

read our article about placing the magnetic strips, pad, and spout extender here. Learn how to properly link your Lunar 2021 to the Orbit grinder with our guide here.

Will the magnetic pad affect the ability of my scale?

In short, yes, but it does NOT significantly affect the actual weighing application if the dosing cup is placed in the same spot each time. For instance, if you place a small magnet on the top of the scale, it can be compensated for by taring. 

Through testing, we have noticed the pad affects the Pearl 2021 and Pearl Model S more noticeably than our other scales. The bracket on the load cell in Pearl scales is known to be attracted to magnets. While weighing with the dosing cup pad on Pearl, the most affected position is to the right of the center of the scale, as in below sample image:

How does the magnet affect the Pearl’s weighing result?

The magnet causes a small deviation or difference.

The observed “deviation” can range from 0.0g (center) to ~10.0g (center to the right, on top of the loadcell bracket). However, while weighing the coffee grounds with a dosing cup, this deviation should not affect the coffee ground weighing. It means that as long as the magnetic effect is accounted for during use, it will not affect the weight results. 

Therefore we focus on the effect of linearity rather than the “deviation” observed when placing the dosing cup on different areas on the scale.

Below is a table of the magnet effect on linearity, consider the normal weighing position and worst case, to the right of the center:


The magnet effect on the resulting weight will be < 0.1g even in the worst case (on top of bracket). In a practical and repeated workflow, i.e. repeatedly placing the dosing cup in the middle of the scale, you will not notice the effect of the magnet on your results.

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