New Technology For Accurate Weighing Scales

by | Apr 7, 2016 | Construction and Maintenance

One reason why weight is used in most types of processing, batching and blending, filling and dosing and production types of processes is that it is very specific and highly repeatable as a measurement. With accurate weighing scales, you always have the same amount of final product, which means recipes, blends, packaging, dosing and filling can be completed with high levels of consistency not possible through measuring by volume.

In the past, the accuracy of scales was always a concern for production. After all, being off in measurement by a few ounces on several hundred pounds doesn’t seem like much, but when measuring hundreds of thousands of pounds in a given time with expensive materials, this can really cut into the profitability of a company.

Additionally, if the scales are not accurate for filling, blending, batching or dosing, there could actually be serious liability issues. At the very least there will be an inconsistency in the final product, potentially leading to problems with marketing and branding. At the worse there could be legal implications, so using accurate weighing scales needs to be a priority for all of these types of applications.

Weight Free Calibration

One of the new technologies that is extremely helpful in testing and calibrating scales from large to small weight capacities is weight free calibration. This is a system that self-tests without having to manually load test weights onto the scale.

In just a very short period of time the scale can be calibrated electronically, giving operators the ability to test as needed without excessive downtime or without the need to constantly have people moving weights on and off the scale.

Vibration Reduction

The sensitivity of today’s scales can lead to problems with accuracy in industrial and manufacturing applications where there is a lot of surrounding vibration due to equipment and production. With built-in technology that reduces the effects of these naturally occurring vibrations in the surrounding environment, the scale remains accurate and true for extended periods of time even in very demanding work conditions.

Noise Suppression

Another important factor for accurate weighing scales is the elimination of noise within the scale system. This can occur because of other electronics and equipment in use in the surrounding area.

With the vibration reduction and the noise suppression features the scale remains very accurate even with ongoing use in production types of environments. This keeps all measurements across the scale completely accurate and dependable, ensuring top quality and precision with each measurement.

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