Category Archives: Micro Scales

Every Ounce Counts

Carolina Scales

When you need accuracy, Carolina Scales believes that “Every Ounce Counts” and we’re here for all your weighing needs. Whether your business carries you outside on the road or keeps you in a laboratory, measuring can mean the difference between the right solution and the appropriate load. Carolina Scales can offer a solution for your business no matter what the application. Our experience in the weighing industry has earned us respect from other scale companies and loyalty from our customers.

Carolina Scales offers balances, crane scales, conveyor scales, medical scales, weight indicators, wheel loaders and even truck or rail scales. In addition to providing scales for any industry. We even offer software and traceability systems in conjunction with our scales. This software can be custom built for your needs at your facility.

Using the correct weighting equipment for your industry not only streamlines your workload but offers accuracy when it counts the most. Carolina Scales can offer your industry what it needs to be a step above the competition and provide certified scales to safeguard your business against any legal for trade issues that may arise.

Inspection Service Agreements: How They Benefit Your Company

For your NIST-certified company, here are efficient services to benefit you, brought to you by our experts at Carolina Scales. We will service your scales and provide related activities according to inspection service agreements (ISAs) to help your business run smoothly and efficiently.

Scale Inspection Services

To keep your scales running at their best, we will come to your facility and service scales there on a scheduled basis, as per the ISA. How regularly you want us to come is up to you, whether it be every three months, six months or on an annual basis.

Our scale inspection service provides your company with the peace of mind of knowing your scales are safe and performing their best. Our activities give you the preventative maintenance required for well-run scales. We will check over all scale aspects with close attention to detail, which means we will catch any issues in their beginning stages. Early detection keeps any issues from becoming worse over time, saving you money in the long run.

Certificate Retrieval System

At Carolina Scales, we proudly offer an additional service that few of our competitors do. We have a Certificate Retrieval System (CRS) to give customers the opportunity to view their company’s scale certificates for any sale and trade-related audits.

This service saves you from having to create, file, store, retrieve and print calibration certificates for your company. Your company saves time and gets information quicker than ever, unlike many of our competitors. We do require you follow NAFTA standard guidelines at all times during this type of service.

We also provide calibration certificates to you from an online database. These documents contain full details of your scales, which your company may want for legal reasons, when trading for goods or related shipping activities.

Contact us today to find out how our scale-related services using ISAs will benefit your company.

Equipment Maintenance With Carolina Scales

It’s hard to emphasize the importance of a thorough inspection of weighing equipment. Having factory-trained certified technicians check for problems can eliminate repair costs and equipment downtime, which is why we offer Inspection Service Agreements (ISA).

This crucial service works similarly to an insurance policy: it ensures proper maintenance, cleaning and calibration in an attempt to tackles issues before they happen. The ISA sets Carolina Scales ahead of other companies in our field, because our customers know we will take care of their machinery; giving them one less thing to distract them from their jobs!

Agreements like this will offer a variety of services. The ISA will cover regular scale and balance checks, which can mean semi-monthly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually depending on the customer’s specific needs. The more frequent the checks are the less likely emergency maintenance will have to be performed.

Another benefit to the ISA is that all tested equipment is labeled and certified, allowing customers to access certification information online through our Certificate Retrieval System (CRS). ISA customers can look through the entire history of their certified equipment.

Our service isn’t the only maintenance agreement out there, but with the expertise of the Carolina Scales technicians the ISA is ahead of the competition. Keeping scales and balances running to their potential is just a part of what we do.

Keeping the Line Rolling with Micro Scales

Manufactures of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, inks, and even baked goods, rely on a process known as batch production.  This process entails the building of a product stage by stage, often in different areas of a factory. When utilizing this method of production, measurements and weights must remain exact or the entire process will fail.  If you are, even 1/1000th an ounce off, it can mean the difference between success and failure.  In fact, for those in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, even the smallest slip up can quickly become a matter of life and death.

The answer to maintaining the highest level of quality whether on the front end of producing a product or in the midst of batch production is the constant use of proper scales and balances. Micro scales are a perfect solution for taking samples for quality control or for other purposes.  These scales, which are also referred to as laboratory balances, are super sensitive, portable, and can be quite versatile. Some of the micro scales we offer at Carolina Scales can even analyze moisture content.

While quite popular, batch production does have some drawbacks; one being that a single mistake or breakdown can cause the entire process to come to a screeching halt.  A good example of this situation is when a scale goes down whether due to wear and tear, malfunction, or for some other unknown reason.

Unfortunately, most of these situations require repairs and complex recalibration, which in turn can take upwards of 3-5 days. One of the keys to success in batch production is buying your scales from a company like Carolina Scales. We pride ourselves in being able to offer, in most cases, same day service for these sudden costly situations.  When it isn’t a 3 to 5 day wait for repairs, it is an instant way to save time, money, and aggravation.

So, if you rely on continual measurement to ensure quality control and for quality assurance in batch production, be certain to get your laboratory balances and micro scales from someone who can offer prompt superior service and will stand behind their scales 100%.