weighing scale Articles

  • Republic services’ high-volume landfill finds reliable truck weighing with Avery Weigh-Tronix heavy-duty scale

    Republic Services, Inc., is a waste management company with more than 200 transfer stations, nearly 200 landfills and 75 recycling centers located in 2,800 communities. Its Missoula, Montana landfill alone serves 250-300 trucks per day. Recently, the company had to find a replacement for its unreliable truck scale/weighbridge, one that could meet the landfill’s high-volume, heavy-duty ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Typical process weighing applications

    Process weighing relates to the weighing of a powder material as part of a production process. The technology includes continually monitoring a material in a silo, discharging material by weight or rate, or even weighing products on the move. This article gives an overview of most of the typical process weighing applications that are used in all sorts of industries: level or inventory measuring ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • LAS Recycling Improves Weighing Accuracy and Data Collection Reporting with Avery Weigh-Tronix Forklift Scale

    LAS Recycling Ltd.’s material recycling facility in Wales, United Kingdom, has improved its weighing accuracy by a factor of ten and halved the amount of time it takes to weigh processed waste, since implementing Avery Weigh-Tronix’s forklift scale system in its operations. The system also uses radio frequency (RF) data transfer to improve data collection, recording and reporting. The material ...


  • Nanotech and Jobs: Congress Weighs In

    The new Republication-led House of Representatives has expressed its concerns with what it refers to as the adverse impact of regulations on jobs and the economy. On February 10, 2011, this concern reached a new pitch. On this date, during a hearing on "Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation," the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a preliminary staff report entitled ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotech and Jobs: Congress Weighs In

    The new Republication-led House of Representatives has expressed its concerns with what it refers to as the adverse impact of regulations on jobs and the economy. On February 10, 2011, this concern reached a new pitch. On this date, during a hearing on "Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation," the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a preliminary staff report entitled ...


    By Acta Group

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Avery Weigh-Tronix Truck Scale System Saves Costs and Increases Efficiency for Aggregate Recycling Center

    Recycled aggregate is in high demand, with UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) forecasting that it will fulfill 20% of the total aggregates market in Scotland by 2012. To keep pace with a growing market, Scotland-based Highland Recycling uses an Avery Weigh-Tronix truck scale system to ensure high accuracy and efficiency in their aggregate recycling operation. This recycling ...


  • Creating green energy requires accurate weighing solution

    A 50-tonne, Avery Weigh-Tronix weighbridge/truck scale is helping Malaby Biogas generate 500kW per hour of green electricity to feed the National Grid and supply renewable energy to nine business units on its UK-based anaerobic digestion facility. The 15m, 50 tonne Bridgemont pit mounted weighbridge/truck scale is being used on site ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Axle Weigh Pads extinguish overloading concerns for Fire Service case study

    The importance of vehicle stability and optimum handling performance cannot be over-estimated for an emergency response unit such as Tayside Fire and Rescue service. Factor in strict governmental legislation on axle and gross weight over-loading, selecting the right weighing platform was a critical decision for the service’s Fleet management team. S. Roberts, Fleet Manager for Tayside Fire ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • World must weigh the true cost of coal to be serious about climate – OECD

    Governments should rethink the role of coal in energy supply as the scale of new investments being made in unabated coal-fired electricity generation poses the most urgent threat to our climate, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today. Countries should conduct a more rigorous evaluation of the true costs of coal. With prices failing to fully account for the environmental, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Experts weigh in: How can we make progress at the Doha climate talks?

    “Two years ago at the UNFCCC conference in Cancun, negotiators agreed that the world would seek to limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius,” Andrew Steer, WRI’s president, said during a recent press call. “We are not on track for that. We’re ...

  • A comment on the independence of allocation, distribution and scale

    There has been considerable debate about the independence of the three policy goals of allocative efficiency, distributional equity, and ecological sustainability since Daly's (1992) paper on the subject (Prakash and Gupta, 1994; Daly, 1994; Stewen, 1998; Daly, 1999; Stewen, 1999). I would like to weigh in here, if I may, because I think it is a key policy issue requiring further discussion. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Specification and calibration requirements for industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications

    Introduction Performance and accuracy of industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications are covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Verification of proper operation of process scales is an important factor in finished product Quality Assurance (QA) programs. Incorrect weighing, additions of materials and components in validated processes of formulation, dispensing, and ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • How often should you calibrate your scales?

    Weighing plays an integral part in a wide variety of industrial processes. A typical weighing system consists of a weight controller, a load sensor–based scale, and a programmable logic controller (PLC). To be reliable and accurate, weighing systems must be calibrated. But how often is enough? Old weighing systems included dials and pivots, springs, counterbalances, or levers, which ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Ray’s Auto Salvage Operates More Efficiently With Avery Weigh-Tronix E1110 Indicator

    Ray’s Auto Salvage, in operation for more than 35 years, buys and processes scrap metal for recycling and reuse. After deciding to install a used truck scale to determine the weight—and therefore cost—of the metals purchased, co-owner Laura Yesul and her associates asked Advance Scale, headquartered in Lindenwold, New Jersey, for an up-to-date indicator. Joe Carr, service ...


  • Scale calibration techniques: which method is right for you?

    To achieve optimum performance of an electronic weighing system, accurate calibration of the system and correct selection of the load sensors, mount- ing hardware, and other installation assemblies are essential. During installation, the accuracy of the system may be affected by external factors such as restraints caused by the addition of process piping, surrounding equipment such as motors and ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • New weighing system reduces delays at world`s busiest single runway airport case study

    The installation of Avery Weigh-Tronix legal for trade weighing scales for checking hand luggage has reduced plane delays and allowed for a much-improved weighing experience at Gatwick Airport. Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world handling 34 million passengers a year. It has ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Rotomite dredging iron mill scale-case study

    Crisafulli's Rotomite-6000. Dredging highly abrasive mill scale. Customer: The customer purchased its first SRS Crisafulli Rotomite, a Model 180P, in August 1997, and purchased its second Rotomite, a 6000 model, in the summer of 2007. Application and reason for dredging: The customer provides slag processing, metal recovery, material ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Updated White Paper Describes How Weighing on a Precision Balance is Faster and More Precise with SmartPan

    "Outstanding Weighing Performance Even Under Harsh Conditions", the recently updated White Paper from METTLER TOLEDO, explains how SmartPan™, a new design of weighing pan for precision balances or scales, permits a more precise stable weighing result to be achieved in half the time. An outstanding 86% improvement in precision and 50% increase in speed was recorded under the most extreme ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Why are waste operations installing on-board scales?

    Given the rising cost of operating waste collection vehicles, it is becoming more important to evaluate the use of on-board weighing systems to reduce operating costs, meet new safety standards and improve fleet efficiency. Electronic on-board scales are not new. They were introduced more than 30 years ago into trucking applications where monitoring gross vehicle or payload weight was ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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