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Dillon Force | The Dillon Dynamometer

Dillon dynamometers come in three types, including the AP Dynamometer, the EDjunior Dynamometer, and the EDXtreme Dynamometer. Because each of these models is designed with different specializations in mind, there’s sure to be a dynamometer for every job. Let’s take a closer look at each of the models to help you determine the best option for your application.

B-TEK Scales | Truck Scale Challenge | Calculating the Steel

When it comes to truck scales, most manufacturers produce a quality scale weighbridge with a lot of steel, that will last for years … and all boast that they are the strongest, toughest and longest lasting one available. In a market with so many options, how can you actually determine who backs up that statement? The simplest way to do this is to determine who uses the most steel to construct the scale. To do this, we simply determine the weight.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Scale Online

It’s always best to work with a professional to determine the best type of equipment for your application. Websites are great for commodities, but not for equipment that contributes to pricing, quality or other product attributes. Online purchases could actually lead to a much higher price tag than anticipated after figuring in set up costs, replacement parts, or repairs. Here are some factors to consider before clicking “Add to Cart”.

All about Torque Multipliers

A torque multiplier enables users to apply greater torque without requiring any additional strain on the operator. The use of torque multipliers can increase productivity & efficiency by greatly reducing the amount of effort required to get fasteners to tighten or loosen.

Mountz | Guide for Selecting a Precision Torque Wrench

Whether you’re in manufacturing or maintenance, the most important attributes your torque wrench should have are quality and reliability. And the best way to be sure the wrench you’re investing in will hold up on the line is to choose the right torque wrench technology. Let’s examine click wrenches vs. cam-over wrenches to help you select the correct Mountz torque wrench.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I calibrate my scale?

It depends. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Scale calibrations are affected by centrifugal force, gravity, frequency of use, the harshness of the environment, exposure to the elements, and many other factors.

If your scale is used frequently, and accuracy is vital to your business, you may need to calibrate as often as once a month. If your scale is used occasionally, and isn’t contained in a harsh environment, or left outside, it may be ok to calibrate less frequently.

Give us a call & let’s talk about your situation. Our experienced service technicians can give you a better answer once they understand your particular situation.

Should I have my new scale calibrated?

Yes, even new scales need to be calibrated. 

Regardless of your source, you should always have a qualified, licensed & experienced local team install & calibrate your scale, lab balance, or other piece of measurement equipment.

Measurements are affected by temperature, humidity, altitude, gravity, centrifugal force & motion, among other things. A scale in China would produce different measurements than it would if it were in California.

This is the reason we recommend against purchasing a scale online.

In many cases, customers purchase scales online to save money, but actually end up spending more money to purchase the scale, then have a local professional come out to install & calibrate the equipment. Also, when purchasing online, you lose out on the service & support available through a local organization.

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

1 lb of muscle weighs the same as 1 lb of fat. A better statement would be to say that muscle is more dense, or weighs more per cubic inch than fat, so 1 lb of muscle takes up much less space than 1 lb of fat.

 

In much the same way, 1 lb of feathers weighs the same as 1 lb of hammers, but imagine how many feathers you would have to shove into a bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. Now imagine how many hammers you would have to place in the same size bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. The bag of hammers would be much smaller, as hammers are more dense, or weigh more per cubic inch than feathers.

Can I rent a scale to help with inventory?

Yes. Counting scales are a great way to speed up the inventory process.

 

Call your nearest Michelli location to discuss our rental option.

What else can my scale do? Is it "smart"?

Our system development department can create a custom code that allows certain scales to communicate with one another, computers, conveyor belts, or even display information on a webpage to help you gather data from anywhere.

What manufacturers do you represent?

We represent a wide range of manufacturers, depending on your state. Please contact us to learn more, or visit our choose your state page to view manufacturers available near you.

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