Category: Maintenance Tips

The Factory of Tomorrow is Possible Today

< 3min Read Time The Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Connected things, self-maintaining scales…. While factory automation equipment has lagged consumer electronics, the trends are clear: the factory of tomorrow is possible today.  Most organizations are, understandably, timid when incorporating new technology into their production environment due to the risks of creating a disruption in their…

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How Often Should Scales Be Calibrated?

  The Quick and Easy Answer….. …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. What About Process Tolerance? So the real question is…

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Common Problems with Moisture Analyzers

Recently our laboratory service technician was on a call to calibrate pH meters for a customer in the food and beverage industry. While he was working, he happened to chat with a lab tech at the site and learned that they use moisture analysis. Doing some digging he realized that while they were constantly getting…

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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…

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5 Common Scale Myths

Scales shouldn’t be a mystery. In fact, they should be one of the most reliable aspects of your production workflow! Below are five common scale myths and ways to stay ahead of costly problems. 1) “All Scales are the Same” There are many different kinds of scales, each designed to meet a unique set of challenges….

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The Importance of Scale Maintenance

Businesses that use scales do so to operate efficiently. When scales are not working properly the bottom line feels it either in material loss, incorrect packaging of a product, or overfilling.  So why maintain your scales? Routine calibrations and preventative maintenance prolong the life of the weighing instruments and ensure that it will continue to operate to specification. What…

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