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By Hunter Bowles
We have arrived at a very unique time in the world, one in which the uniqueness of every new thing quickly fades as a newer thing replaces it. Technology is exploding at a rate we’ve never before seen or even thought possible, and there are so many benefits that have come from this sudden eruption of technological advancement. No looking back—the boomer phone booth and flip phone went the way of the dinosaur. Today, with a handheld phone or tablet, I can perform a Google search from anywhere in order to find out what restaurants are nearby. I no longer need to deal with...
By Daniel Casciato
Photos by Todd Williams, Cardinal Scale Photographer
Since its founding in 1950, Cardinal Scale Manufacturing has helped define and grow truck scale manufacturing. Today, the Webb City, Missouri-based ISO-9001 certified scale manufacturer offers the widest variety of vehicle weighing technology and applications in the industry...
by David Mathieu
We’ve all been there before—you see a product or service roll-out on its debut and you say, “that was my idea,” yada yada yada, “I had that idea years ago.” Well guess what—they win and you loose. There’s no recourse. You may as well whack yourself in the forehead like that old V-8 commercial, which by the way was a great idea!
by Alan Vaught,
Vice President of Operations
Thompson Scale Company
Umlor Orchards is a thriving apple growing and packing business, located in Conklin, Mich. Like many growing companies, they face the daily challenge of how to increase productivity and do so with the same equipment in the same space. The problem was clearly going to be a difficult one to solve with a limited amount of equipment....
by Daniel Casciato
In 2015, the dimensional weight rules changed for carriers, such as FedEx and UPS, which did not previously charge for a parcel’s dimensional weight. No matter the size, parcels were billed based on actual weight. If a company shipped an irregular size parcel weighing almost nothing, yet occupied a large space on a carrier’s vehicle, their shipping costs were as low as your smaller sized package weighing the same....
Cambridge announces the Model: 770-AW Axle Weigher Series and Model: 770-AW-LG Axle Weighing/Landing Gear Scale Series. These scales are designed to axle weigh trucks. Entire trailer weighing can be accomplished by utilizing the Model: 770-AW Axle Weigher and adding the Model: 770-AW-LG Landing Gear Scale. The scales can be calibrated as one scale or can utilize a multi-deck indicator to give the customer separate axle weights and landing gear weights. Cambridge can also offer the Wi-Cell®; Wireless Load Cell Communication, to be added to your 770-AW system for wireless communication to the indicator....
by Christopher Cussat
In an ever growing and expanding global economy, it is no surprise that certain provisions and regulations had to be established during the last several decades in order to not only promote international trade and business prospects, but to also ensure that a balance of safety and other related concerns are implemented and adhered to with due diligence. Over the years, this has also raised questions and evaluations about how large shipment and cargo containers are handled and controlled in seafaring environments. . . .
There is a saying that “innovation is one part idea and nine parts hard work”. In engineering that can be expressed as “one part need and nine parts hard work.” It was a clearly expressed need that led the ANYLOAD to recently develop an innovative shear beam foot 500kg load cell. Larger load cells of this type are relatively easy to produce as the weight that causes elastic deformation of the load cell can be designed to any size and length so long as the engineering is precise...
Cardinal Scale’s new Echelon EH series floor scales provide exceptional performance in light industrial and NTEP legal-for-trade applications for warehouses, logistics operations, processing plants, and shipping/receiving departments. Ideally suited for pallet, drum, and package weighing, the Echelon’s checkered carbon steel deck tread-plate with powder-coat paint handles rugged industrial weighing use at an economical price...
WedgeLink AT is our most advanced hardware wedge for serial devices. It offers extensive parsing features, plus auto-detect and user-selectable communications parameters.
All Windows programs are designed to accept the characters typed from the computer keyboard. But very few programs can accept the measurement data sent from gage devices connected to a computer’s serial or USB port. Keyboard wedges were designed to address this issue...
Carlton Scale and the Scale Industry lost a true legend in Manuel Hairston in early June of 2016. We have been fortunate and privileged to have Manuel as a part of this industry for 25+ years. As an employee of Carlton Scale, Manuel served . . .
As a busy executive, you are always seeking the best productivity tools to help you—and your team—improve your strategy and efficiency. Similarly, you should also consider using social media productivity tools to work smarter and become more efficient. Whether you are managing just one social media account or trying to juggle several, it’s becoming difficult to keep up...
by David Mathieu
This past February my wife and I attended the International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM) 2016 Conference and Expo. The event marked a Century of helping the Scale Equipment Dealer.
It wasn’t a surprise, unfortunately, that those who the association was created for didn’t support it with their attendance. The small percentage of dealers that did show up, however, were welcomed with the full attention of the manufacturers. Those dealers enjoyed a great event...
by Daniel Casciato
There has never been a more powerful marketing medium for businesses than Facebook. What makes it so special, according to Bob Bentz, president of Purplegator, a mobile marketing agency in suburban Philadelphia, is its ability to laser target an audience based on geography, demographics and interests.
by Robert Sombac
Three emerging business software trends are impacting the Weights and Measures service industry on a daily basis. Companies that adopt these trends early can get ahead of the competition....and stay ahead!
by Kevin Hill
Original equipment manufacturers of machines and equipment builders, deal with high automation machine and equipment design. OEM machine and equipment builders all know the importance of accuracy and precise procedures, which are a must in such an industry. As a person in this industry, you now need innovative ways to keep doing what you do best, while reducing your costs in the processes of design, development and delivery of your products, and in that way increasing your profits.
by Richard Puesto
Scale integration projects are open engineering efforts to integrate scales with systems using computers, hardware and software for research, industrial and OEM purposes. Typically the software solutions are chosen by the client, specific to the needs of the project and not pre-engineered by others – so software is not a roadblock for scale integration.
DETECTO’s USA made free- standing hanging scale stand is easily accessible for customers to weigh their produce. This 72 inch high portable stand with built-in wheels features a durable white powder-coated paint finish, tough steel construction, eyelet bolt to attach a hanging scale (scale sold separately), and a sturdy heavy-duty base. The HS-STAND is ideal for farmer’s markets, grocery stores, produce stands, or even clinical autopsy weighing.
by Christopher Cussat
Look up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a drone delivering my new Taylor Swift CD? Drones seem to be everywhere these days, and not just in the skies—but also in discussions about safety, regulations and their future uses. Drones are an ever growing presence in military operations, professional filming and photographing, hobbyist flyers, and now potentially as a new direct merchandise delivery system for big commercial retailers like Amazon.
The FS series of bench scales offers real performance in critical dry processing and bulk handling washdown applications.
by Daniel Casciato
Scales have determined the value of commercial transactions going back thousands of years, from the simple mechanical balance scale to today’s fully integrated scanner scales used at the point of sale (PoS).
“Today’s technology enables the reading of a variety of barcode formats, determines the product ID and price by weight without slowing down...
DETECTO’s new solo® eye-level clinical scale is the most economical, high-quality digital physician scale with height rod available. The solo scale features 550 lb x 0.2 lb (250 kg x 0.1 kg) capacity, 14 in x 15 in x 2.4 in (w x d x h) low-profile platform, inline mechanical height rod, eye-level weight display and
In an effort to reduce the incidence of accidental gun discharge, The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been modifying their standard, off-the-shelf firearms to require a greater amount of force to activate the trigger.
Eagle Product Inspection (Eagle) was on hand at the International Production and Processing Exhibition (IPPE)
For the first time, Eagle Product Inspection (Eagle) was on hand at the International Production and Processing Exhibition (IPPE), Hall B at Booth 6264, to offer expert advice to the meat, poultry and feed industries with regard to inline x-ray inspection, fat analysis and quality control checks.
The market demand for high-throughput, efficient inspection systems is increasing due to the number of producers and processors protecting themselves against contaminant–related product recalls. In addition, demand for technologies that feature data repositories that support traceability and validation of safety plans is bolstered by robust food safety regulations in the US and overseas.