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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%.