ACME Scales

ACME Scales
Maximizing Accuracy with Analytical Balance

Maximizing Accuracy with Analytical Balance

One of the most common instruments you’ll find in a lab is an analytical balance. You can’t get accurate results without an accurate method of weighing, and with an average of 60% of lab time dedicated to preparing samples, it’s vital that costly mistakes are avoided whenever possible. Analytical balances come in a wide range […]

How to Improve Performance Verification

How to Improve Performance Verification

Regulations and standards leave a lot open to interpretation regarding performance verification of measuring equipment. Below, we’ve outlined the key aspects of a weighing performance verification plan that includes traceability, process documentation, and testing frequency and procedures. #1: Performance Verification Regulatory Requirements There are comprehensive regulations that include performance verification of measuring equipment for pharmaceuticals […]

7 Steps to a Perfectly Clean Scale

7 Steps to a Perfectly Clean Scale

Keeping your scales sanitized is essential, especially in hygienically sensitive industries like the meat industry. Many of these scales are located in areas that must adhere to strict sanitation policies, and therefore must be sure that product-contact and product non-contact surfaces are cleaned sufficiently. The sanitization requirements for these scales are as follows:      Food-contact surfaces […]

Buying Scales to Comply with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea)

Buying Scales to Comply with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea)

In 2015, new regulations were issued by international governing bodies to create stronger guidelines for ocean-going vessels, for the purpose of regulating the safety of life at sea (SOLAS). The new guidelines come after numerous incidents of hazards being posed to crew and vessels at sea from misdeclared cargo weights. The fact that verification of […]

More Tips for Buying a Material Tester

More Tips for Buying a Material Tester

Material testers go by many names, and serve several different purposes. The main objective is to test products to determine properties of various raw materials and components. The type of material tester you need depends on your objectives and the specific characteristics and properties you’re trying to evaluate. Given the variety of testers on the […]

Using Quality Control Software to Maximize Productivity

Using Quality Control Software to Maximize Productivity

Ensuring the quality of your products is not just a good business practice; it’s the law. Meeting regulations while also optimizing productivity is a function of one best practice that producers must incorporate into their processes: statistical quality control (SQC). SQC is a method by which certain quality attributes are monitored and controlled. It can […]

New PBK9 Series High-Precision Bench Scale from Mettler Toledo

New PBK9 Series High-Precision Bench Scale from Mettler Toledo

If you use high-precision bench scale platforms, you are probably familiar with the K-Line from Mettler Toledo. The K-Line has a long history of providing excellent service with reliability and accuracy, but a newer series – the PBK9 Series High-Precision Bench Scale – offers more options for platform size, capacity, readability, repeatability, and more. Here’s […]