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Improving Ease of Use with Remote Displays for Low Visibility Situations

Every ounce counts. It truly does. Weighing accuracy is undergoing drastic changes with the rising popularity of concepts like big data management and data aggregation. What was once an isolated practice of noting weights of cargo and consignments is now a connected and important activity. Thanks to sensors and intercommunication standards like Modbus, Devicenet and Ethernet companies can monitor weight measurement results from factories, ports, terminals and warehouses to have a very clear idea of how their goods are being handled and if there is any tampering with sealed packages.

Addressing Challenges in Weight Accuracy:

Weighing is generally conducted at touch points. And there might be a number of factors hindering proper measurement. One of the most widespread of these is low visibility during inclement weather or at night.

In order to combat this issue, the use of backlit remote displays is recommended. An ideal display unit is bright, has a non-glare lens, is of high intensity and offers immediate augmentation of visibility. Carolina Scales is a purveyor of such quality products that are compatible with a variety of digital weighing indicators.

Backlit Remote Display
Backlit Remote Display

Under the following circumstances, remote displays prove themselves invaluable:

  • Inclement weather at ports and terminals can cloud vision and confuse ‘callers’. Fog and mist are common annoyances and they plague data read out of package weights. A crisp, sharp display cuts through the haze and offers accurate readings.


  • Loadings and un-loadings at inconvenient times of the day may also require visibility aids to facilitate proper weighing. Early mornings and late nights are particularly susceptible to errors. Read outs that have displays in bright colors like red help improve visibility.


  • Weight measurements that take place in poorly lit quarters like warehouses that are typically dim also benefit from remote displays that are back-lit and thus do not require the presence of additional natural or artificial light for spot on readings.


  • Factories and settings that produce a lot of dust and smoke, like foundries or steel mills need sharp remote displays for accurate measurement recording.


Carolina Scales has been serving customers for well over 60 years and is a well-established supplier of weighing accuracy equipment like balances, check weighers, counting scales, crane scales and remote displays of unparalleled quality and precision.

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Providing Weighing Equipment and Services Locally and Across the U.S.

Although Carolina Scales is based out of South Carolina, we sell industrial weighing equipment to customers across the United States. Such customers include warehouses, shipping companies, medical suppliers, construction crews, and more. We have the ability to ship everything from balances to floor scales, bench scales, crane scales, indicators, load cells and everything in between. When a customer is looking for accuracy and reliability, Carolina Scales has the products to give them exactly what they need.

Carolina Scales Locations
While our service area includes the Carolinas and Georgia, we’ll also assist customers throughout the U.S.

Not only do our customers get high quality weighing devices, but Carolina Scales offers software that matches each product for optimum functionality. The software is integrated for all parts and has the ability to scan, manage inventory, and streamline record keeping. Some equipment even has software that can give detailed transaction and productivity reports. The software runs off of any PC. This is just one example of how we work to best serve our customers.

In addition, we maintain ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibrations. A company must first adhere to strict standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization. Then, getting certified requires an independent company to observe and track how we are manufacturing products so as to make sure the standards are being met. This takes time and a commitment to doing what is best for customers and the environment, and Carolina Scales believes this is the right way to conduct business.

Carolina Scales services local customers throughout the Carolinas and Georgia, although we are more than happy to service any balance, scale, or other piece of weighing equipment that is sent to us from customers who are located elsewhere in the country. We are dedicated to providing the highest customer service. When you call on Carolina Scales, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a quality product from a quality company.