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Replacing a Mechanical Truck Scale: Is It Time?

Replacing a Mechanical Truck Scale: Is It Time?

Many years ago, mechanical truck scales were the truck scales, and everybody used them. However, times have changed — and so have scales. If you’re still using a mechanical truck scale, it may be time to consider modernizing your equipment. Read on to learn why an upgrade could be beneficial. The Problem with Mechanical Truck […]

5 Ways A Truck Scale Can Be Tricked

5 Ways A Truck Scale Can Be Tricked

Imagine being robbed of millions of dollars and having no idea how it had happened. That’s exactly what a major international bulk goods manufacturer experienced recently, and it all happened right on the truck scale. Over a period of several years, this manufacturer lost $2 million dollars because of truck scale fraud. Learn more about […]

How Clean Truck Scales Save You Money

How Clean Truck Scales Save You Money

Letting your truck scale gather dirt and debris may seem like the easiest way to operate, but it’s actually a much bigger issue than most people realize. Here are a few ways cleaning your truck scale can actually save you money and help your business run more smoothly. Avoid Rust and Corrosion One of the […]

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 […]