As Americans, we largely take for granted the fact that we can easily go to a grocery store or restaurant and order exactly what we want, in the quantities that make the most sense based on our diet. Many of these recent conveniences are thanks to the modernization of food production technology. One technology in particular that has been critical to the improvement in industrial food production over the past 50-100 years is the industrial scale.
As companies began to package and distribute food on a large scale, it became increasingly important to closely track all ingredients to ensure recipes were being followed correctly and that quantities were accurate to avoid mislabeling food products. Thanks to commercial weighing scales from companies like Arlyn Scales, food production facilities can remain confident that the products they’re selling will have the look and taste that their customers expect.
If you’re unhappy with your existing industrial scale, or looking to purchase a new one, it’s important to choose a scale manufacturer that’s well versed in working with food processing companies and food manufacturers. At Arlyn Scales, we’re veterans in the scale industry and would be honored to provide you with more information on a commercial weighing scale for the food industry. In this article, we’ll introduce you to our company and also provide you with a bit more information about why our scales are such a good fit for applications where food ingredients are present.
An Arlyn Scales Primer
In case you’re new to the industrial scale industry, we’d like to give you a bit of background about our company. Arlyn Scales was founded more than 30 years ago, and in the past three decades has been designing and manufacturing industrial scales for a wide array of industries. While many companies technically are headquartered in the US, most actually manufacture their scales overseas. At Arlyn Scales, we’re headquartered in Long Island, New York which is where all of our scales are designed and manufactured. This focus on US-based manufacturing is one of the key reasons many of our customers continue to look to us for all their industrial scale needs.
Aside from the obvious benefits of working with a US-based manufacturer, we’ve found a number of advantages to our way of doing business, a few of which include:
- Factory direct pricing – Since we design and manufacture all of our own scales, it also made sense for us to sell them factory direct to our customers. This effectively cut out the middlemen or distributors that must be used by other scale manufacturers. These extra layers often add significant cost to an industrial scale, which has allowed us to keep our scales more cost-effective, while still delivering the highest quality product possible.
- Top-notch customer service – Another obvious benefit of working with Arlyn Scales, is that by working with our staff, you’re working with the very individuals that designed or built your exact scale. This way you’ll rarely run into a situation where someone on our team is not able to answer any question you may have. All of our employees have been with us for quite some time and are extremely knowledgeable regarding not only our scales, but the entire scale industry in general.
- Custom scale options – Because we control the entire production process, we’re able to design and build fully customized scales based on your needs. Regardless of what scale application you may need, we’re confident that we can work together to come up with a solution that’s both affordable and crafted to your unique need.
Scale Features Beneficial to the Food Industry
Below are just a few of the key features that have been applauded by some of our customers in the food industry.
Stainless Steel Scale Construction
In the food industry, sanitation is always incredibly important. One way that our scales separate themselves from the competition is that we offer full stainless steel platform scales and floor scales. Stainless steel construction allows for our scales to hold up to liquids, and corrosive elements, as well as be extremely easy to clean and sanitize when exposed to various food ingredients.
In addition, stainless steel is also able to handle hot and cold temperatures, which are common in food production.
At Arlyn Scales, we don’t just stop at the scale platform and frame, when it comes to stainless steel components. Our load cells are also manufactured from stainless steel to provide added durability. This allows our scales to be extremely resistant to common problems due to over loading or shock loading, as well as being much more sanitary in food environments.
Variety of Communication Methods
When you purchase an industrial scale from Arlyn Scales, you also have the option of equipping the scale with a variety of connectivity ports to meet your needs. Below are our most common connection options:
- RS-282 / RS-485
Once connected via one of these connectivity options, you’ll be able to control your scale as well as access weight data, which can be used to make key business decisions within your organization. Our scale data can be easily exported in a CSV file format, which can then be viewed in Excel or Access to allow you to better analyze the performance of your scale operations and your facility as a whole.
Reach Out Today to Learn More About Our Line of Industrial Scales for the Food Industry
Regardless of the reason you choose to purchase a scale from Arlyn Scales, know that our team is ready and waiting to assist you in any way we can. Whether you have a question related to the purchase, or support of one of our industrial scales for the food industry, don’t hesitate to contact us directly by phone at 800-645-4301 or through our online contact form today. We look forward to offering our assistance.