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  • C2 CalibrationSolution for a major steel company improves tracking of inventory and reduces calibration time

    C2 CalibrationSolution for a major steel company improves tracking of inventory and reduces calibration time

    At their large ship unloading docks in the port city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a major steel company unloads large amounts of coal for their steel manufacturing operation. The coal is unloaded from the ships using a large crane that stands more than 200 ...

  • Checkweighing Solution for pharaceutical company reduces waste of expensive materials

    Checkweighing Solution for pharaceutical company reduces waste of expensive materials

    The Challenge: A pharmaceutical company needs to ensure that a large stainless steel bin holding drug products is completely empty before washing the bin, since the products often stick to the sides of the bin even after vibrating and hammering the ...

  • Continuous processing solution for bakery cuts energy usage by 30% and increases dough consistency

    Continuous processing solution for bakery cuts energy usage by 30% and increases dough consistency

    When we enjoy a pizza at our favorite restaurant, we don’t wonder if the bread’s consistency is as good as it could be. But the bread’s quality is a huge concern for large industrial bakeries that produce the dough for that pizza ...

  • What is tare value?

    What is tare value?

    In your weighing system, the tare value is the numerical difference between gross weight and net weight. This article illustrates how tare values are used. The examples are described using modules from Hardy Instruments, a participating EncompassTM ...

  • How do i verify that my scale system is Balanced?

    How do i verify that my scale system is Balanced?

    Have you ever wondered how to check the mechanical or load cell signal balance on your weighing system? Here`s how. Verifying that your scale system is balanced helps to provide you with accurate readings. Load sharing is important to ensure ...

  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific ...

    Kevin T. Higgins

  • How often should you calibrate your scales?

    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 ...

    Ted Kopczynski

  • Streamline weight controller mounting

    Streamline weight controller mounting

    When using the HI 4050-PM weight controller from Hardy Instruments, an Encompass Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork, you have the option to mount the electronics housing to the rear of its keyboard display or remotely up to ...

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

    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 ...

    Ted Kopczynski

  • Which is better, three or four load points?

    Which is better, three or four load points?

    It is a commonly asked question: Is it better to use three or four load points on a scale? In theory, you can use any number of load points (load cells) to support a vessel. The actual number used is dependent upon these factors: The ...

    Ted Kopczynski

  • Typical process weighing applications

    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 ...

    Ted Kopczynski

  • Measuring level by weight

    Measuring level by weight

    Measuring level or inventory by weight provides high accuracy. The weight is not affected by ingredients that foam or settle unevenly or by changes in density or the shape of the tank. Weight is weight, regardless of percent solids, bridging, ...

    Ted Kopczynski

  • High performance weighing

    High performance weighing

    How many of us have thought about trying to get 200,000 miles out of that one sturdy car we just knew could do it if we took care of it well enough? It`s not unheard of Now imagine getting 400,000 miles from that car. Crazy? Maybe. But that`s the ...

    Theresa Houck