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HOT HOT HOT but kept the crane moving

Raleigh NC this week is hot!!! So are the guys learning to operate the 25 Ton Broderson Mobile Carry Carry-Deck. Smoking hot and tearing it up on the driving, operating, setting it up. Now they are taking their final examination. They have taken 7 tests this week and the final is not easy. But, they…

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25 Ton Carry Deck Training

Congratulations to the newest Carry Deck Mobile Crane Operators. Your all three now qualified to operate the swing cab mobile crane. Great week in Raleigh, NC working with 3 installers of overhead cranes. Hot outside all week, but cool inside during the training. This crane company can now feel confident that their install crew knows…

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Paper, Paper, Paper, Savannah, Savannah, Savannah

This is the words that come to mind when I returned from International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging and pulp. They improve people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day. This #1 facility is always so welcoming and willing to…

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Heavy Duty Test Truck for Scales

Do you own a Heavy Duty Test Truck at your facility? The operators of these trucks receive special types of training to acquire their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and endorsements. What about the inspection of the inside of the truck that has certified weights and a buggy cart to haul the test weights from the…

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Personal Platforms and Lifting Devices

When you use overhead and mobile cranes and want to make your lifing process simpler and safe, what do you use? This company in Chattanooga, Tennessee use all type of lifting devices. They care about their safety so they brought in the professionals to inspect, tag and train on the proper use of these lifting…

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Carry Deck Mobile Crane Operator

What do you do when you need to lift something but your crane is too large to get in the space? Get a smaller crane but still have the lifting power you need. Last week was a great week sharing time with the newest trained Mobile Crane Carry Deck Operators in Shelby, NC. A shout…

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How do you rig the load?

I asked that question on Friday to 15 employees in Charlotte, NC. They responded with the #1 answer, THE SAFEST WAY POSSIBLE. What a great way to finish a busy week in Charlotte and Shelby, North Carolina. These guys build large tanks in Charlotte and do it right!!! Congratulations to Jeremy and his guys on…

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Boom Truck Inspection

What is it you need to do each year to your mobile crane? That’s right, inspection by a training qualified or certified mobile crane inspector. That was accomplished this week in a rock quarry. Some things were discovered to need attention and repair. Also, discovered was some mobile crane training due to improper wrapping of…

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NSC Charleston SouthEast Conference

The National Safety Council is coming to the Southeast! The new NSC Southeast Conference & Expo provides a new opportunity to expand your market reach to the Southeast where you will connect with motivated buyers. You’ll meet face to face with decision makers from the Manufacturing, Construction and Utilities industries. Attendees come to the NSC…

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Below the Hook Device and Slings

What do you do when you need to lift something heavier than human beings? Use a forklift maybe? How about a Hoist with a motorized trolley? What about a below the hook lifting device? What about some slings? Solution for a paper mill in Augusta, Georgia is a 5 Ton Adjustable Spreader bar with (2)…

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Crane World of Morristown,Tennessee

What is a normal day in the life of a crane technician, welder, manufacturer and company that produces Overhead Cranes and Hoists? Just a few pictures of the hard working technicians and welders getting the 72 foot long double girder bridge crane ready to ship out. What about your hoist that is not working properly…

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Mobile Crane Training 2 at a time

This past week we had the opportunity to provide a training session for multiple companies. These companies actually operatred different types of cranes. The swing cab boom truck and the articulating mobile truck crane. Having 2 cranes moving at the same time, created a valuable experience for all the employees to spend time observing and…

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Personal Platform Inspection

When you have a mobile crane and want to lift someone up in the air, what is involved? Personal platform that has been inspected and load tested, mobile crane inspection, correct rigging and trained individuals. Where can you find an inspector that follows the OSHA and ASME regulations and standards? Contact your local crane and…

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Crane Inspection deficiencies

Performing a crane inspection and found a few things wrong with the crane. Pendant missing labels and the hook missing the hook latch. Do you need your overhead and mobile crane inspected? Contact us for your inspection. Joe Crews 336 840-7589 or jcrews@cgsafetycolutions.com

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Mobile Crane Carry Deck Training

Even though the Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA is a few weeks away, doesnt mean we can’t still swing some cranes around and have some fun. Thats right, down in Augusta, GA the barrel of water got plenty of action last week. What a great week with some really good employees learning how to operate…

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Do you worry about Falling?

If your an employee that gets on ladders, scissor lifts, aerial lifts and scaffolding, then our Fall Protection training is what you need. Congratulations to the newest trained employees at Blum in Stanley, NC. Spent the day learning about the possibilities of falling and how to prevent that from happening. Through training everyone learned about…

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Carlton Group Safety Solutions Inaugural Training

Congratulations to Carlton Group, Carlton Scale, ES, Inc. for attending the very 1st Training session held in our newest Charlotte, NC training facility. What a great week to spend with 6 Carlton Group employees learning about Overhead Crane and Hoist Inspection/Maintenance. Each employee spent 3 days learning how to inspect all parts of the Crane,…

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Periodic Crane Inspection & Maintenance Training

What a great week to be in Welcome, North Carolina. Spent the 5 days working with 8 wonderful exciting employees of Adaptec Solutions. The flew in from Rochester, New York and Texas and even drove from Ft. Mill, South Carolina. All looking for the same thing? How to inspect Overhead Cranes, Hoists and systems. How…

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Newest Mobile Crane Operators 2022

What better way to start out the New Year 2022 than getting qualified on a Rough Terrain Mobile Crane. These employees show they care right from the minute you meet them with their professionalism, weath of knowledge and courtesy towards each other. Wish to recognize this company for their hard work and dedication to their…

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Carlton Group Acquires CCTI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/11/2022 Greensboro, NC: Carlton Group, a premier provider of industrial weighing and measuring services, has announced today that it has finalized acquisition of Crews Crane Training International, Inc. (CCTI), a recognized leader in crane and hoist training and inspection services. The acquisition of CCTI complements Carlton Group’s recent acquisition of ES, Inc….

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Carlton Group Acquires ES, Inc.

Expands Range of Comprehensive Weighing and Custom Automation Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/2/2021 Greensboro, NC: Carlton Group, a premier provider of industrial weighing, measuring, and custom automation services has announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of ES, Inc., a well-regarded hoisting solutions company. Carlton Group, dba Carlton Scale, which has sold, serviced, and…

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One Simple Way To Keep Your Truck Scale Making Money

Ever had a truck scale break down in the middle of the day when trucks are lined up to weigh in? That problem probably stresses you out as much as it stresses us out. Truck scales are supposed to be items that are designed to make money and it seems like they cost more and…

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This Smart Floor Scale Can Save You Thousands

< 3 min Read Time It’s a Monday morning, you just got to work, coffee in hand, and you find out from the weekend shift manager that a forklift operator dropped the pallet a little too hard onto your production line floor scale. Of course it’s not working correctly, and no one can figure out…

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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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The Best Hygienic Weigh Module In The World: METTLER TOLEDO SWB805

The SWB805 is one of the most well thought out products that METTLER TOLEDO has ever come out with. The SWB805 is a completely hygienic, self-draining weigh module designed particularly for food and beverage, pharmaceutical, or areas where contamination could become problematic. This weigh module is available in six weighing capacities from 250lbs all the way up to 10,000lbs.

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What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Mean for Weighing Equipment?

Have you heard of the fourth industrial Revolution yet? This is the technical revolution that is currently making its way through every aspect of manufacturing. Big data collection, automation, artificial intelligence, and more will revolutionize production enviroments in ways that have not been seen since the steam and electricity revolutionized how these systems run.   …

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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. What Can I Do With…

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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. Barcodes and Smart Label Printing If you are relying only on text-based labels for…

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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…

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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.  Powders are especially tricky to deal with due to air pocket creation in the container and potential…

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APPLICATION STUDY: Batching Customization

For customers looking to increase batching effectiveness, batching customization is 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. WHO: Plastic Pellet Manufacturing WHAT: Semi-Automatic Batching PROCESS DESCRIPTION:…

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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. In-motion check weighing is a common solution to check product quality. However, your processes may not fit standard solutions available on the market today….

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APPLICATION STUDY: Unattended Weighing

Sometimes scale operators are necessary for truck weighing applications to ensure that processes are being followed. Automation can help keep processes moving swiftly and working at off hours while still ensuring the correct process steps are being followed. In a recent project, our Carlton Industrial Automation team helped a waste management municipality make their third-party…

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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 accredited? Does it cost any more to work with an ISO 17025 organization? And more importantly, how does partnering with an accredited organization save money? What is ISO…

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Why Use Dedicated Batch Controllers

Automation is the future of manufacturing, especially with batch processes. The question is, what is the best way to start incorporating automation processes? 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 when it comes to maintenance and operation. It…

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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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The Cost of Scale Inaccuracy

  How Much Does Inaccuracy Hurt your Bottom Line? 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? Probably…

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Analog or Digital Load Cells?

Often customers will ask, should I use analog or digital load cells? Both have pros and cons, but the main difference between the two is how their signals are processed.  Signal strength, signal content, and data sample rate are the main elements that vary between the two load cell options….. Signal Strength:  Both load cells use strain gauge signals that begin…

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Why Measure Scale 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 have to buy a new bench…

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Volume vs Weight Batching

A question we often hear customers ask is if they should be using weigh modules or flow meters for different batching or tank applications. Each has specific pros and cons associated with batching. While flow meters often are less in upfront investment, they typically have more issues associated with them depending on your product. They…

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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:  Batching System PROS CONS Manual  Low upfront cost More manual…

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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 is yield loss, or how…

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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. Accuracy– The ability of the weighing system…

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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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How to Buy a Truck Scale

 TRUCK SCALE BUYING GUIDE Truck scales go through a lot. These scales are often in relentless environments and exposed to the elements in ways other scales simply are not.  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…

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Jaguar and JAGXTREME Replacements

METTLER TOLEDO is the world’s leading provider of weighing equipment.  They provided weighing equipment that lasts 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 two of the most popular. As partners for your productivity, this worries us….

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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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Improving Efficiencies in Warehouses

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!  Maximizing…

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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…

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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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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 how much does a floor scale cost and why should you spend twice the amount for “just a floor scale?” The main answers are accuracy…

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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. METTLER TOLEDO produces weigh module versions of PDX® with the PinMount™ systems. In this post, we will look…

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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…

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Check Weighing: Key to Efficient Production

 Check weighing is the process of verifying the quality of an end product by its weight. Check weighing has long been a key element of production operations due to their fast nature of the operation, affordability and low error rate, when set up and calibrated correctly. Check weighing is the secret weapon of the most…

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How Much Does A Truck Scale Cost

 BUY A TRUCK SCALE 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. If you’re only looking at the initial sticker cost of the scale, you are going to be paying well over that upfront cost over time. There are…

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