EK-EP Series Intrinsically Safe Compact Balances

EK-EP Series Intrinsically Safe Compact Balances

A&D Weighing now offers intrinsically safe compact balances. These compact balances offer a low cost solution for weighing in hazardous areas. The EK-EP series are compact, lightweight, affordable with an explosion-proof structure. These compact balances do not require a connection to a safe power supply connected by a safety barrier which reduces the cost significantly. The balances run off of four “AA”, “LR6” or “AM3” batteries and offer 200+ hours of continuous use plus have an Auto Power Off function to save battery power. These compact balance units are FM approved for the US & Canada. The EK-EP Series Intrinsically […]

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We are Officially Distributors of the Straightpoint Weighing Line!

Straightpoint Weighing Line

The Scale People are officially distributors of the Straightpoint weighing line! This is the newest addition to the Scale People portfolio of product offerings. Straightpoint has been manufacturing overhead weighing units for over 40 years. Straightpoint also caters to the following industries: oil and gas, shipping, construction, renewable energies, lifting and cranes, topside and tie downs, mining, entertainment, water bag testing, breakbulk, utilities and military applications. In their 40 years, Straightpoint has manufactured and supplied cabled and wireless telemetry loadlink, load shackles, load cells, digital dynamometers, compression loadcells, crane scales, running line tensiometers and software solutions as well as a new range of intrinsically […]

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Analyzing Moisture Content

Moisture Analyzer

Why Test for Moisture Using a Moisture Analyzer? Quality Properties such as taste, texture, etc. Product consistency Production Minimize drying delays, Increases through put, Waste Reduction Legal Certain products are required to be tested for proper moisture limited due to labeling, federal/state/local or industry regulations. Cost Water is an inexpensive ingredient. Maximizing water content when selling or verifying materials are within limits when purchasing. A Big Misconception Many people believe that a loss-on-drying moisture analyzer measures the moisture content of the sample when it actually is measuring the weight change of the sample. This is why selecting the correct test […]

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Operating Your Balance

Operating Your Balance

Once you have found the proper location, unpacked and setup your new balance you will need to learn how to properly operate the unit. Remember from the previous blog that the balance should be placed in a location that is: Out of direct sunlight and lighting In a location with reduced vibrations An area with limited drafts caused by doors or overhead AC units A room with constant temperature and humidity between 45-60% The first step to ensure that the balance weighs accurately is leveling. Leveling will deliver reliable results. Usually each balance or scale will come equipped with a leveling bubble […]

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Properly Installing Your New Balance

Installing a New Balance

Outside factors can cause a balance to not weigh accurately or have poor repeatability, so it is important to find a good location to place your new balance. This blog will bring factors to your attention that you may not have thought could negatively affect your balance’s ability to weigh. Workspace – Avoid or minimize vibration that may be caused by machinery or human traffic. – Place the balance on a table in one of the corners of the room. This is the most stable location in a room. – Avoid direct sunlight and try not to place the balance […]

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TCP/IP Communications- An Overview

TCP/IP Communications With Your Scales and Balances

TCP/IP stands for “Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol” and this defines the details of how data is transmitted and received through a network. This data can be transmitted through network adapters, hubs, switches, routers and other communication hardware. TCI/IP is the primary protocol used on the Internet and is also the most popular networking protocol throughout the world because it is in a public domain and well supported by most all computer systems and hardware. In a TCP/IP protocol each computer or device (ie printer, balance, scale) is assigned a unique IP address within a network. This IP address […]

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Main Components of Process Weighing Systems

What are the Main Components of Process Weighing Systems?

Weighing and batching systems are considered main components of companies in the industrial production field. Weighing systems are found across all industries and include recipe processing of chemicals or pharmaceutical products, food production and packaging, and bulk manufacturing. Weighing and batching systems are used from start to finish in the production process. These systems are made up of multiple components. Below are the ones The Scale People specialize in. Scales and Weighing Terminals/Indicators Complete Scales: Do not worry about combining a platform with a indicator. A complete scale offers many options of platforms and a variety of indicators that will […]

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Hazardous Area Weighing: The Basics

The Basics of Hazardous Area Weighing

Hazardous Areas are locations that are susceptible to explosions or fires due to the high volume of flammable liquids, gases, vapors or combustible dusts. Chemical plants, refineries, paint shops, cleaning facilities and mills are locations where you will find many hazardous areas. There are three requirements in order for an explosion/fire to take place. Firstly, a flammable substance needs to be present in large quantities. Second, an oxidizer must be present. The most common being air. Finally, a source of ignition. If the first two are at hand in large quantities then it is important to control the ignition factor […]

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How to Pick the Right Material Tester?

Selecting the Right Material Tester for Your Needs

Material Testing is a foreign world to many people and may seem overwhelming with the large number of tests and attachments that are available. This blog will help you determine the right material tester to fit your unique application. Material Testing is used to determine the physical and mechanical property and raw materials and components. Material testing is used with a wide range of materials such as metal, rubber, plastic, rope, syringes, bottles, food and more. There are different options with material testers and the complexity of the information required will determine if a force tester or a material tester […]

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