ACM360 Industrial Bluetooth Data Transfer Device

As connectivity demands increase in production facilities, the new ACM360 connector from METTLER TOLEDO, can provide reliable means for connecting to scale terminals via Bluetooth. The ACM360 works with a variety of METTLER TOLEDO terminals to allow connection of printers and other Bluetooth 4.x devices in a fast, convenient way. (Read More)

Cost Effective Automation

Now that you know why it is important to automate your facility, we can look at very simple and easy ways to incorporate cost effective automation for immediate ROI. These simple changes have helped our customers increase productivity and improve quality control. (Read More)

The Cost of Automation? It’s Lower Than You Think 

The world is moving towards automated production but what exactly will the cost of automation be? The global spend on automation increased more than 140% to $155 billion dollars compared to just $65 billion in 2000 and is estimated to increase to over $300 Billion by 2020. It’s easy to see why that trend will continue to increase…(Read More)

APPLICATION STUDY: Custom Filling Solution

Filling is a surprisingly tricky part of many production environments. Ensuring everything is packed as efficiently as possible while not over packing or under packing product can be costly if not accounted for when setting up processes. (Read More)

APPLICATION STUDY: Batching Customization

For customers looking to increase batching effectiveness, semi-automatic batching solutions are an incredible opportunity to increase efficiency without the addition of complex automated control mechanisms. Our Industrial Applications team recently installed a solution to fit a plastic pellet manufacture’s unique process in a safe and intuitive way…. (Read More

APPLICATION STUDY: Custom Check Weigher Size

Product verification is an integral part of quality processes. Verifying correct parts, regulatory weight, and proper packaging is vital to ensuring that your customers receive the product they have paid for. Your processes may not fit standard solutions available on the market today… (Read More)

APPLICATION STUDY: Unattended Waste Weighing

Sometimes scale operators are necessary on truck weighing applications to ensure that processes are being followed. In a recent project, our Carlton Industrial Automation team helped a waste management municipality make their third party dumping process more efficient by…(Read More)

Why ISO 17025 Accreditation Matters

Scale calibration organizations, including us, will often flaunt their ISO 17025 accreditation, but what exactly is ISO 17025? Why does it matter if a company is ISO 17025 accredited? Does it cost anymore to work with an ISO 17025 organization? And more importantly, How does an ISO 17025 accreditation save me money? (Read More)

Everything To Know About Scale Accuracy

Here is a question we often get. Which scale is more accurate, one that reads 20.0 g or the same type of scale that reads 20.000 g? Most people will think it is the scale that reads further out, right? The only difference between the scales is that…(Read More)

Why Use Dedicated Batch Controllers

Automation is the future of manufacturing, especially with batching processes. The question is, what the best way to start that automation process? Most engineers are incredibly comfortable with PLC system control, but that leaves floor level scale operators, maintenance personnel, and scale technicians in a difficult situation (Read More)

How Often Should Scales Be Calibrated?

One of the largest questions when thinking about accuracy is how often should scales be calibrated. The short and easy answer is it all depends on your process tolerances and ISO procedures. Some applications may need scale calibration at the beginning of every shift in order to maintain compliance, while other applications may only need a scale checked once every 90 days. (Read More)

The Cost of Scale Inaccuracy

Imagine this. Your customer receives your product. Opens a box or accepts the shipment and they find out they’ve been shorted a part, box, or amount of product. How does that impact your business? Is your customer going to be coming back to your solution? (Read More

Analog or Digital Load Cells?

There are always questions when talking about “load cell types.” Often customers bring this up when determining their needs for weighing applications. To put it simply, there are two main types of load cells, Analog and Digital (Read More)

Introducing Customer Portal!

At Carlton Scale, our goal is to provide service with integrity to provide sustainable value for our customer’s industries. In line with that mission, we are proud to announce an innovative way for you to retrieve scale calibration information. (Read More)

How to Measure Return on Investment

We get it. Scale systems can be a serious investment. Often times it is incredibly tempting to go with a scale that has a lower upfront cost and save some the money now. But how much money is that mindset saving you in the long run? What happens when you… (Read More

Volume vs Weight Batching

Engineers design many different types of batching systems but the first question they ask is whether to use weight batching or volume based batching. Each system has advantages and disadvantages to each (Read More)

Pros and Cons of Batching System Types

Batching is the process of turning raw materials into finished goods. When building batching systems by weight, most engineers will design batching processes as either a full manual batching, semi-manual batching, or automated batching system. The chart below details pros and cons of each system: (Read More

How To Combat Production Inefficiencies

Time, effort, and money is wasted every day by companies looking to improve their production. Where do managers need to look for quality improvements in production lines? What kinds of data is needed to make educated decisions about your production? The best starting places for production managers to focus on….(Read More)

Scale Terminology

We understand some of the Jargon we use can be lost on those who may not be as familiar with the metrology (the scientific study of measurement) terminology. That’s why we’ve compiled a pretty simple list of scale terminology  to help you understand the scientific aspects of this study of measurement. (Read More)

Weigh Better Living: Colfax Partnership

As part of our ongoing commitment to living out our Weigh Better promise this Thanksgiving season, Carlton Scale has partnered with the Colfax Partnership Ministry of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in order to raise funds for their ministry. This arm of the historic church provides assistance in our community by working hand in hand with Colfax Elementary school to provide support for teachers, students, and their families through supplies and assistance. (Read More)

Common Problems with Moisture Analyzers

There’s no doubt that moisture analyzers can be a vital part of your quality control processes.  They allow you to measure process-ability, shelf life, usability, and quality of your products. So what are the common problems with moisture analyzers? Are you insuring that they are always performing to their best? Many facilities calibrate the weighing capabilities, but neglect the other key factor in moisture analysis, the temperature. (Read More)

How to Buy a Truck Scale

Everyone agrees that a truck scale can go through a lot. These scales are often in relentless environments and exposed to the elements.  You need to be confident and know your scale will last before you invest thousands of dollars into this piece of equipment. So what should you look for when purchasing a truck scale so that you can be confident it will last? (Read More)

Jaguar and JAGXTREME Replacements

Mettler Toledo is the world’s leading provider of weighing equipment and for good reason. They have historically provided reliable weighing equipment that last well past the availability of replacement parts. Terminals are a prime example of such equipment we see in the field, with the Jaguar and the JAGXTREME being the two most popular. (Read More)

Carlton Academy: Weighing Experience First

Training is crucial for any organization to ensure they are providing first class service to their customers. Carlton Academy was started as a way to develop our internal knowledge base in order to grow as an organization. Read the conversation with Boo Humphries, operations manager for Roanoke Virginia and our instructor for our latest class on terminals in Carlton Academy. (Read more!)

3 Things To Consider for Maintaining a Truck Scale

Truck Scale owners know that there is a lot that goes into the planning and purchasing of a truck scale. Deciding on a steel or concrete deck, making sure the site and foundation are correct, and deciding on the preventative maintenance program that is right for you. Here are three things to consider for maintaining your truck scale investment: (Read More)

Warehouse Managers Need to Know About Scales

Who wouldn’t like to improve their warehousing efficiency? Intelligent use of scales in a production environment, especially a warehouse, has been proven to increase profitability. Scales ensure that you have a proper count of inventory, your product is shipped correctly and within the proper quality tolerances. Improving Efficiencies in Warehouses is easier than you think! (Read More)

Weighing Safety First

At Carlton Scale, we pride ourselves on providing safe products and resources for our customers in a safe environment for our employees. Our safety slogan is “Weigh Safety 1st” and that commitment is a core pillar of our business, which carries to not only our employees but also to our customers. The below blog post is written by Heather Wilkinson, our Safety Coordinator! (Read More)

5 Common Scale Myths

Scales shouldn’t be a mystery. In fact, they should be one of the most reliable aspects of your production work flow! Below are five common scale myths and ways to stay ahead of costly problems (Read More)

The Importance of Scale Maintenance

Businesses that use scales do so for one very important reason; to ensure they are operating efficiently.  Routine scale calibrations and preventative maintenance guarantees that the weighing instruments will continue to operate to specification. This post gives an outline of  the importance of scale maintenance.  (Read More)

How Much Does a Floor Scale Cost?

Floor scale upfront cost varies from around $500 all the way up to nearly $45,000, but these scales could cost you much much more over the life of the scale.  So, why should you spend twice the amount for just a floor scale? (Read More)

PDX® Technology in Weigh Modules

PDX® load cell technology is as good as it gets with regards to weighing accurately and efficiency, so it was only a matter of time before the most advanced PDX®  digital load cells became available for more applications. (Read More)

POWERCELL® PDX® Technology

As with all forms of technology, load cells have evolved rapidly over the last decade.  Going from analog to digital was a big first step; however PDX® technology is a game-changer in the industrial weighing industry.  From the elimination of junction boxes, to the advanced predictive diagnostics capabilities, METTLER TOLEDO has developed the most accurate…(Read More

Top 5 Industrial Scale Manufacturers

After 7 decades of selling, servicing and calibrating all types of weighing instruments, scales and controls, we’ve had tons of experience with many different brands of weighing equipment. This post gives you a quick breakdown of 5 of the top industrial scale manufacturers whose equipment we see most throughout the Southeast U.S.  (Read More)

Checkweighing: Key to Efficient Production

Check weighing is the process of verifying the quality of an end product by it’s weight. Check weighing has long been a key element of production operations due to their fast nature of operation, affordability and low…(Read More)

Carlton Scale: WeighBetter®

Our new logo has a subtle, yet meaningful addition to it; WeighBetter®.  As we continue to grow and improve as a business, maintaining standards of excellence are at the forefront: (Read More)

How Much Does a Truck Scale Cost?

How much does a Truck Scale cost? The quick and easy answer: initial truck scale cost range anywhere from $35,000 all the way up to over $100,000.  However, truck scales may end up costing you more over time due to inaccuracies, broken components, or cost of maintenance over time.  (Read More…)