Weighing Systems Articles

  • 4 Steps to Improved Performance Verification

    The performance of any measuring device will change over time and must be regularly verified. A new checklist explains how to set up a performance verification plan for weighing equipment that is GMP-compliant and cost-efficient. Download the ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Human Error Threatens Safety in Hazardous Areas

    The top 5 problems identified in hazardous areas are Poor or no maintenance on flameproof (Ex d) enclosures. Due to corrosion—especially when equipment is installed outdoors—the Ex d protection is gone 2-3 years after installation. Incorrectly installed Ex d cable glands. Even if the combination of cable and gland is chosen correctly, the instructions on how to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Chambers Future Proof With Integrated Weighing Equipment & Software

    Surrey-based waste management, recycling and aggregates company Chambers Waste Management PLC has recently equipped its vehicle fleet with the latest weighing equipment its fleet safe & compliant, plus a new bespoke software solution to streamline its operations. Chambers operates a fleet of 40 vehicles comprising skip loaders, Rear End Loaders (REL’s), trade waste Refuse ...

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • Composite Drums

    Composite drums are composed of both plastic and steel to create the best of both worlds. Usually, there is a plastic interior with a steel exterior. That way it maintains the safe exterior of steel with the chemical safety and resistance of plastic drum interiors. We currently offer Composite Drums and Composite IBC’s. With the introduction of two materials together in a manner that is ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • 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

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a balance?

    From highly sensitive 5 decimal place analytical balances right through to industrial floor scales that can withstand tough use and hosing down, balances come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one is easy when you take the time to compile a shortlist of the features you need. Take the time to think about what you really need ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Case study - Using acoustic camera inside caravan car to find squeak and rattle noise

    Problem When driving a caravan car, the driver could hear annoying noises from behind the driver’s cab in the living compartment. Even though the noises could be heard clearly, it was very difficult to discover the exact location and cause of the various annoying sounds due to overwhelming background noise. When the car was standing still with the engine running, no extra ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Case study - Filming low-frequency structure born noise with acoustic camera

    Problem An apartment complex consists of five floors, with several apartments over four floors, and an attic on the top floor. In the attic an air circulation system is installed to provide circulation in the bathroms of all the apartments in the building. The circulation system is driven by an air fan distributing air through pipes going to all apartments. The air pipes are cemented in ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Case study - Siberian mining camp

    A Siberian gold mining operation required a sewage treatment system that met the following requirements: Able to withstand up to -70° Celsius (-94° F) Temperatures Able to withstand 100 mph winds Contained in 20’ C-Cans C-Can must not weigh more than 10 metric tonnes Containers must be sea-worthy System must be scalable, starting at a ...


    By Nomadic Systems

  • 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

  • The Importance of Scales in the Agricultural & Farming Industry

    Weighing scales are essential and necessary equipment required for a wide range of applications. Whether intended for personal, industrial or commercial use, they serve one important function – providing accurate weight measurements for varied loads. In the agricultural sector, scales are indispensable tools and without them, it would be almost impossible to manage farms or carry out trade! ...


    By Quality Scales Unlimited

  • Intensified ribbon blending of melamine compounds cuts cycle times 25% for furniture molder

    Melsur Corporation, the world's leading supplier of hard plastic melamine school furniture, molds components from a mixture of resin, wood flour and pigments. Each of the 32 color variations, 30 products and custom designs must be blended individually, a process that can take up to four hours, depending on product. Anything less than empirically defined cycle times alters the final color and ...

  • Rapid, gentle blending maximizes strength of powder metal parts

    Nestled in the heart of the powder metal capital of the world, Allegheny Blending Technologies (ABT) specializes in custom blending of ferrous and non-ferrous powder metals that are sold to molders of powder metal parts. These blends of iron powder and additives (copper, nickel, graphite, manganese sulfide and dry lubricants) play important roles in products and equipment. In the U.S. automotive ...

  • Structural evaluation case study

    Office Building, St.Petersburg, FL A 1,900 square foot portion of the second story of an office building was being considered for conversion from office space to bulk product storage for a nutritional supplement company. The reinforcement design and thickness of the second floor slab were required for the structural engineers to calculate the loading capacity of the floor. GeoView was ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • The StyroPress styrofoam densification test results - Case Study

    Two months ago a StyroPress styrofoam densifier was installed at a furniture company in Arizona. This unit has been monitored closely and we are now able to provide you with some of the results. This StyroPress EPS briquette system has now been compacting and densifying styrofoam for a couple of months. Feel free to contact us for the user and contact information should you have any questions of ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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