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Certified scales help ensure we get exactly what we pay for when it comes to goods sold by weight. Certified scales help ensure that the amount displayed on the scale’s weight indicator is the true amount of the product on the scale. If scale certification wasn’t mandatory, either the buyer or the consumer might be shorted. While it’s true, a faulty scale may result in the buyer paying for a larger quantity than they received, it could also mean the buyer charged less for goods than they were worth.
Many use the terms “maximize uptime” and “minimize downtime” interchangeably. Although there’s a case to be made that many aspects of the two interconnect, there are specific actions you can take to ensure both sides of the conversation are addressed in the interest of optimizing your scale’s availability.
Read this post for tips on maximizing uptime by keeping your scale up & weighing. Plus, steps to take if your scale goes down to minimize downtime & get it back up as quickly as possible.
Prepare your scales for the Winter weather now to reduce downtime this season. Weighing & measurement equipment is susceptible to damage from rust or electronic issues caused by moisture. There’s also the challenge of keeping rodents from moving in and making snacks of wires. The Winter weather takes a toll on weighing & measurement equipment, but with proper preparation, you can minimize the damage & greatly reduce downtime.
High quality weighing & measurement equipment can help you work more efficiently, but worksites can be dangerous. You take precautions to protect your team, so why not take action to protect your weighing & measurement equipment as well? In this post, our experts offer tips to help you reduce risk of damage to your equipment, to help you get the most out of your investment.
During heavy lifting, it’s crucial to know the load. Crosby Straightpoint load cells give users the power to accurately monitor the weight of the load as it’s lifted. Pairing these load cells with a handheld Radiolink plus remote indicator allows users to maintain a safe distance, while maintaining the ability to read the weight. Learn why Sarens (a provider of crane rental services, heavy lifting & engineered transport) trusts Crosby Straightpoint load cells & Radiolink plus remote indicators to help during big jobs.
Everything from environment to technological considerations can impact which scale is right for a given application, so it’s important to fully understand how the scale will be used, and where. Our Michelli Weighing & Measurement Account Managers can help. Our product specialists are trained to match you with the best scale for your application. Here are some important factors to consider when purchasing a new scale…
Hygienic scale design involves considerations for future use, including how the scale will be cleaned, what material the scale should be made of to withstand cleaning, and even angles of the final product. Minebea Intec outlines the process used by their design team to produce plans used to manufacture hygienic scales for use in the food & beverage industry, chemical & petrochemical industry, and many more.
With remotely accessible scale systems, the operator can control functions at multiple weighing workstations and managers have oversight of total weighing activities throughout the facility. Additionally, your local scale technicians are able to perform remote calibrations and can troubleshoot scales, simplifying routine scale maintenance and emergency repair processes. Learn more in this post from Rice Lake Weighing Systems.
Intrinsically safe, IP ratings, or explosion proof…. These ratings and classifications exist for good reason, to help decrease risk & ensure safe working environments. Learn more about each to make sure you purchase the equipment that was designed to withstand your environment, so you can decrease risk, and get a better return on investment.
The following post was provided by Intercomp, our featured manufacturer of the month. For over 40 years, Intercomp has provided superior-quality portable and in-ground weighing systems, along with the highest levels of customer satisfaction, for a wide range of...