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Load Cell Blog

How To Choose The Best Load Cell Type For Your Business

February 4, 2019

Access to accurate weight information is vital in industries as wide-ranging as logistics and mining, food production and pharmaceuticals. Weight and loading information is critical for many reasons, from ensuring load safety to verifying manifest accuracy through truck scales and everything in between. In most of these instances, organizations in southern Texas turn to load cells – a transducer that converts force into an electrical output that can be measured. However, there are different types of load cell on the market, and they are not all created equal. Choosing the correct type for your application is vital. Let’s take a... View Article

Right Scale For The Job Blog

How To Pick the Right Scale For the Job

February 4, 2019

Choosing the right scale for your business is about so much more than just the price. Much like shopping for a new car, you likely have a list of components that your scale must meet. Finding the right scale for the job will mean considering all the things that it must be able to do. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself before you begin scale shopping are: How often will this scale be used? What will the company weigh on this scale? Where will it be used within your business? How big do you need the scale... View Article

Scale

Should I Rent or Own My Scale

February 4, 2019

There are two main reasons why renting a scale may be right for your company. Either your full-time scale is being repaired, or you only have need of a scale for a temporary project. When Your Scale is Out For Repairs Many of our rental clients come to us because their normal business scale is being repaired. If we are doing the repair work ourselves, we give you a loaner scale to utilize so that your business never misses a beat. If your business depends on a scale for its everyday activity, even being without one for one or two... View Article

The Dangers of Having a Scale Calibrated Incorrectly

December 3, 2018

Regardless of what industry you’re in or what type of precision instrumentation you use to measure and regulate, forgoing calibration will quickly cause your equipment to become imbalanced due to general use and environmental variables. As a scale, flow meter, or pressure gauge becomes more and more imbalanced, it becomes less and less accurate. Let’s take a look at a few specific problems that have dire consequences resulting from improper scale calibration or a complete lack of maintenance. Scenario 1: Liability Concerns If you run a food production facility that uses a variety of measurement instrumentation such as scales, flow... View Article

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Scales Calibrated

December 3, 2018

When dealing with scales and similar equipment, calibration is the most critical variable to keep in mind. Without proper calibration, you can’t expect accurate readings, which means you can’t trust the equipment you’re using or the outcomes it provides. Even if you adjust your scales regularly to avoid imprecise measurements and all of the ramifications that come with them, you still need to hire a professional calibration service. That’s because there’s a difference between merely adjusting your scales and ensuring they’re calibrated, especially if you’re in an industry that requires them to be legal for trade. And in spite of... View Article