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Floor Scales In Modern Manufacturing

The United States is having a manufacturing renaissance and every detail matters when it comes to bringing Made-In-America back! This even goes for things like scales. For manufacturing companies to be successful in a modern era they need to have the best possible equipment. Scales need to be easy to set up quickly, versatile and dependable. Luckily, an industrial duty low profile floor scales offer just that.

floor_scales_newFloor scales are available in capacities up to 20,000-lbs, with 5,000-lbs being the most widly used! These measurements can be displayed in pounds or kilograms, which have the ability to connect to a printer for printed tickets. This is exactly the kind of flexibility manufacturers need to get the most out of these floor scales.

Different floor scales will all have different specifications that make them work for any manufacturers’ specific operation. As far as this specific scale goes, operators can look forward to four premium alloy steel nickel plated load cells that are waterlight for wet environments with a capacity twice that of the scale capacity, built in overload protection and nema 4x waterlight junction box.

Every piece of the equation matters and getting the right scale can have a tremendous effect on a manufacturing facility. With this floor scale, operators are assured an easy setup process, weatherproofing, and high accuracy weighing ability. With that kind of equipment available, it’s no wonder made-in-America is making a comeback.

Scales in Chemical Plants

Chemical plant scalesThere may be no industry where extreme precision is more important than the chemical industry. When milligrams – or less – can make the difference between a successful product or a wasted effort (or “boom!”), equipment must be as finely calibrated and accurate as possible. Scales are understandably found at all steps of chemical production, from microbalances for formulations, to floor scales for deliveries and shipments. Regardless of whether the scale is inside a lab being used by a scientist, or on a loading dock measuring outgoing packages, accuracy and safety are paramount.

In operations where speed and accuracy are most important, our batch scales provide the greatest utility. These scales can be programmed with recipes and measurements, allowing workers to let the scale do most of the work. At the other end of the spectrum are huge tank scales for measuring bulk materials. These can be up to 200,000 pounds in capacity, necessary at the biggest pharmaceutical and chemical facilities served by Carolina Scales. As with any facility where shipments occur, forklift scales are also a common sight, ensuring that every piece of the puzzle is accounted for at every step of the way. Questions on making sure that your facility’s system is up-to-date and the best quality available? Contact us today.

Recycling Weigh-In

Recycling ScalesDid you know that in 2010, the last year with complete statistics, more than 130 million tons of refuse was recycled in the United States? This includes 74 million tons of iron and steel, 46 million tons of paper, and 654,000 tons of plastic bottles, among many other products. This recycling (as well as the recording of these statistics) could not have taken place with scales. An immense number of scales, especially floor scales, provides the bedrock of the recycling industry. For everything from scrap drop-off, to safe equipment operation, to reclaimed product shipment, scales, weighing, and measurement are necessary.

As the industry continues to grow, improve, and innovate, Carolina Scales will continue to provide this most basic need. Advances like RFID and GPS are providing greater tracking and efficiency in pickups and drop-offs, with contactless reporting leading to unparalleled time and money savings. Furthermore, although by now recycling bins on street corners have become as ubiquitous as garbage cans, the beverage industry is continuing an initiative for more public space recycling receptacles, hoping to increase the percentage of plastic bottles that are recovered. Despite a 100% increase in recycling in the US over the past decade, plastic bottles in landfills still represent a disposal problem with no easy solution other than recycling. Be sure to do your part!