Let The Scale Do The Job!

Accuracy can sometimes be an issue…but not with this scale. Have you ever run into a Quality Manager that needs to record weight during their production run? Usually they will tell you that they have a system in place. That system is usually a pad of paper and a pencil assigned to one of their employees instead of a scale. Often that employee forgets to record weights or will just write down numbers that are close. That data is then assigned to another employee to enter in to a spread sheet. The Quality Manager does not know if they are […]

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First and Only Antimicrobial Scale Now Available!

Antimicrobial Scale

Did you know… Healthcare Associated Infections cost the medical industry more than $45 billion annually. Healthcare associated infections have become one of the leading causes of death in the US. Every 5 minutes in America someone dies from a Healthcare associated infection. Keep reading to learn how an antimicrobial scale can help. Infection prevention and fall prevention are two serious issues in the healthcare industry and we now offer a solution that will help reduce incidents related to patient weighing. All healthcare facilities are constantly exposed to bacteria and contagions which make them the perfect transfer sites. This increases exposure to […]

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Why Scale Calibration Is Important When Weighing Food?

Weighing Food

The main reason for calibration is to ensure that a scale is reading correctly. If the scale is not reading correctly then you may have the following issues: Maintaining a Consistent Recipe Choosing the correct scale and having it calibrated could help you save at least 2.1% of your yearly ingredient costs. A scale that is not properly calibrated could lead to bad batches and over/under weighing of ingredients leaving a useless batch of product. To help get consistent batches and ensure proper recipe formula, a formula control scale could be very beneficial. A popular formula control scaled used in the food industry […]

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Physical Influences Caused by the Sample

Physical Influences Caused by Your Sample

Even the slightest change to environmental conditions or physical variables can cause balances, especially semi-micro, micro or ultra-micro, to react. These reactions can cause variations in the readings and produce poor results. Physical influences can also cause changes in the sample and/or container. Below are the main problems caused by physical influences on your sample or containers. Issue: Container or Sample Was Not Allowed to Acclimate to Current Temperature What You See: Poor repeatability, unexpected weigh results, readout drifts when sample is placed on pan even though the display is stable when balance is at zero How to Fix: Condition the sample or […]

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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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