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Preventing Cross-Contamination in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

In pharmaceutical manufacturing, high standards are a must. Avoiding cross-contamination is critical, because contamination wreaks havoc with product quality and can even result in costly product recalls. To control cross-contamination, there is a slew of standards and regulations that oversee the production environment. These include Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidance from authorities like the FDA […]

Understanding Truck Scale Project Costs

Understanding Truck Scale Project Costs

When planning a new truck scale project, costs should be on the forefront of your mind. This is the only way to make sure the project construction and outfitting fits within your budget. A failure to plan ahead at this stage can result in cost and budget overruns later. Not every truck scale project is […]

Common Causes of Load Cell Malfunction

Common Causes of Load Cell Malfunction

Load cells are at the heart of how a weighing system works. A truck scale, for example, lives or dies by its load cells, so keeping them operational is an operator or manager’s first order of business. But all too frequently, load cells fail. They undergo events that may reduce their functionality because they are […]

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 […]