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Guide to Material Tester Calibration

Guide to Material Tester Calibration

Material testers are essential pieces of equipment. As vital instruments, material testers fill a key function – and that function depends on accuracy, precision, and reliability. But a material tester that is out of calibration won’t be as accurate or precise as it should be. The results of testing with an inaccurate tester can be […]

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 […]