Manufacturers often need to place heavy loads on industrial scales. These need to be rugged enough to withstand heavy shock loads, yet high resolution enough to deliver a precise weight measurement. These industries include, but are not limited to: chemical mixing, manufacturing and shipping. Each of these and many more industries use weighing systems regularly. Here at Arlyn, we understand these scales must be durable enough to last a long time. Otherwise, they just aren’t worth the investment.
High Accuracy Scales for Manufacturing Chemical Compounds
When it comes to mixing chemical compounds on an industrial scale, most manufacturers use measurements of weight to determine amounts of each substance. This has many ramifications when it comes to the health and safety of everyday items like soaps, window cleaners, car cleaners, and any common household chemical compound you can think of. It is very easy to make dangerous mistakes when mixing and matching something as simple as cleaning chemicals, which is why accurate measurements are so important.
High Accuracy Scales for Counting Small Parts
Miniaturization has created incredible achievements in the world of electronics, but it also introduces new challenges for manufacturers. One of these challenges is counting large amounts of small parts. The most efficient way to do this is to weigh a large amount of these items, and then derive the amount of parts by dividing the total weight by the individual weight. For this method to be reliable, you need a scale that is precise and accurate enough to deliver a high-resolution measurement of the total. Without this, manufacturers can face challenges like inaccurate inventories. An accurate scale from Arlyn can help you keep your supply chain and inventory accurate and well stocked.
Available from Arlyn Scales:
These extremely accurate and durable scales are resistant to corrosion. View more details about these floor scales here.
- MKE-5 Digital Indicator: High Precision Push-button Indicator
- UPSCALE-9 Indicator: Arlyn UpScale Touchscreen Indicator
- Ramp: Available from 3′ to 8′ ramp. Please call for other ramp sizes and ramp types.
- Analog: Analog Output 4 – 20mA
- Ethernet: Ethernet TCP/IP Connectivity
- WiFi: (UpScale Only) Wireless TCP/IP Connectivity
- Label Printer: Label, Paper, and Card Printer (must purchase RS232 option)
- Thermal Printer: (UpScale Only) POS Printer and Interface (Bluetooth/USB connection)
- Flow Rate: Flow Rate Measurement Program
- Memory Stick: Datalogging via USB Memory Stick
- NEMA: NEMA 4x stainless steel display enclosure
- Battery: Rechargeable Battery Pack
- RS-232: RS-232 Computer/Printer Port
- Set Point: Set Point Controller (for Filling Operations)
- Relay (AC/DC): Solid State Relays for Industrial Control
- USB: USB Port (Virtual COM Port Drivers)
- Time & Date: Time and Date output
- WinWedge: Data Collection Software (USB, RS232, etc.)
Size Options from Arlyn Scales
The standard 4×4 floor scale from Arlyn can accommodate up to 5000lb loads. They work well for professionals who need to weigh a series of heavy pallets, tanks of fuel or other fluid, or industrial totes.
Some professionals use smaller totes, which are used for liquid or granular materials for industries like construction, manufacturing, and many more. Depending on the situation, it may be more efficient and economical to use the 3×3 model. These are well suited to vertical tanks as well. The 3×3 and the 3×4 both come in 2500lb capacity. This provides more sensitivity than the more common 4×4 5000lb capacity model. Keep in mind, the more targeted the span of a scale, the more sensitive readings will be delivered.
If these capacities are inadequate, availability includes 10,000 lbs all the way up to 20,000 lbs. These come with platform sizes of 4×6, 5×5, 5×7, and 6×8. Also, when you work with Arlyn you will have the ability to customize a scale as needed. We build our load sensors out of stainless steel, which makes them exceptionally durable.
These stainless steel load cells absorb shock and capacity overload far better than the aluminum variety that is so common on the market. Stainless steel is less likely to warp or corrode over time as well. That makes it a better material to drive a tank or forklift over. Stainless steel is exceptionally rust resistant as well which makes it last longer whether you are using the scale in a farm, a factory, or anywhere in between.
Over time, the stress of loads scratches, scuffs and erodes the weigh platform of most scales. This is why Arlyn coats its steel weigh platforms with a zinc rich epoxy that slows down the oxidation process. For particularly caustic environments like chemical manufacturers, we offer scales that are coated from the top to the bottom with anti-corrosive material. Details like these extend the life of the scale by years. To circle back to our point about a worthwhile investment, this means that Arlyn Scales will last longer than almost any industry alternative.
Seamless Software Integration with Arlyn Scales
One of the most important factors to consider when integrating a piece of new technology into your manufacturing process is how smoothly it will interface with the software already in place in your environment. With Arlyn Scales, the preloaded software and input/output ports work with WiFi, USB, and other common communication options that make the storage of data a simple and easy process. You can use the highly accurate pre-loaded software to save time, money and effort on custom programming, or use your own if you have such requirements. You may even find ways to streamline your process with data piping directly into spreadsheets or wherever else you need to store it. This is a fantastic feature for professionals who organize multiple remote locations, or are passionate about automating features of their industry.
Contact Arlyn Scales to Learn More About High Accuracy Scales
If you have any more questions about the many applications for high accuracy scales, contact Arlyn by calling 800-645-4301 or visiting our website to learn about options and prices.