Options for Logging and Recording Weighing Data

The weighing data your industrial scales collect is an essential part of the manufacturing process. From ensuring that chlorine gas levels remain safe to determining the shipping cost of mailed items, weighing data plays an important role. Previously, recording this data might have involved an operator manually writing down the numbers, which can be time-consuming … Continued

Chlorine Cylinder Scales for Water Treatment Plants

While chlorine is one of the most commonly manufactured and used chemicals in the United States, it can also be a dangerous gas to work with. Chlorine gas has a variety of uses, including bleaching paper and cloth, treating waste, and as an ingredient in solvents, rubber, and pesticides. This gas is stored in pressurized … Continued

Scales and Balances: What is the Difference?

The terms scale and balance are often used interchangeably, and while they are both weighing machines, they serve different purposes and can function in different ways. Depending on what you’re weighing and your industry, one might be better suited for you than the other.  What are Scales and Balances Used for? Scales are used to … Continued

Intrinsically Safe Load Cells

Industrial environments come in every imaginable configuration. All of them must be kept safe from fire and explosion, but most do not need any special steps taken to achieve this goal. But others, by the nature of what they manufacture and how they do so, have special regulations to keep them safe. Dangerous situations can … Continued

Understanding Measurement Uncertainty In Weighing Scales & Instruments

It is easy to consider an industrial instrument to be a perfect machine that provides exact information. But every real-world system has limitations based on the machine itself, and the environment in which it is used. That is the case with voltmeters, flow meters, tachometers, thermometers, and weighing scales, where the weight sitting on the … Continued

Modbus Scales and Industrial Weighing Systems

Scales are designed to accept weight on the platform, and accurately provide a digital representation of that weight. In the most basic format, this weight will simply be shown on the readout display of the indicator. Often, though, the weight measurement is sent to another instrument or computer system for process control and system integration. … Continued

Types of Laboratory Scales

A laboratory balance is a type of scale that provides high precision and accurate measurements in a laboratory setting, or elsewhere. The type of laboratory will determine the type of laboratory balance being used. Purchasing the right type of laboratory scales comes down to a simple matter of knowing what you need for your factory … Continued

What Is Intrinsic Safety?

Manufacturing facilities come in different sizes with different equipment and wiring. They use different processes and different materials to manufacture various end products. With hazardous environments, you need to factor in intrinsic safety. Most manufacturing work environments are quite benign. The materials being used are not hazardous, or poisonous, or caustic or corrosive. They are … Continued

How To Weigh A Gas Cylinder

Liquified gas cylinders are ubiquitous throughout industry. Some of the more common types include carbon dioxide, chlorine, ammonia, liquified propane gas, also known as lpg, nitrous oxide, and many, many others. The most common size cylinder used is about 9” in diameter, and can be about 45” in height. There are specific industries that use, … Continued

Portable Industrial Scales

Portable industrial scales are ubiquitous in almost every manufacturing organization. A range of different types of weighing equipment is used in various applications. A great number of scales have the appropriate features for industrial applications. They also meet industry standards. Benefits Of Portable Weighing Equipment At times when an item needs to be weighed, it … Continued