EK-EP Series Intrinsically Safe Compact Balances

A&D Weighing now offers intrinsically safe compact balances.  These compact balances offer a low cost solution for weighing in hazardous areas.  The EK-EP series are compact, lightweight, affordable with an explosion-proof structure. These compact balances do not require a connection to a safe power supply connected by a safety barrier which reduces the cost significantly.  The balances run off of four “AA”, “LR6” or “AM3” batteries and offer 200+ hours of continuous use plus have an Auto Power Off function to save battery power.  These compact balance units are FM approved for the US & Canada. The EK-EP Series Intrinsically […]

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We are officially distributors of the Straightpoint weighing line!

The Scale People are officially distributors of the Straightpoint weighing line!   This is the newest addition to the Scale People portfolio of product offerings.  Straightpoint has been manufacturing overhead weighing units for over 40 years.  Straightpoint also caters to the following industries: oil and gas, shipping, construction, renewable energies, lifting and cranes, topside and tie downs, mining, entertainment, water bag testing, breakbulk, utilities and military applications.   In their 40 years, Straightpoint has manufactured and supplied cabled and wireless telemetry loadlink, load shackles, load cells, digital dynamometers, compression loadcells, crane scales, running line tensiometers and software solutions as well as a new range […]

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Analyzing Moisture Content

Why test for moisture using a moisture analyzer? Quality Properties such as taste, texture, etc.. Product consistency Production Minimize drying delays, Increases through put, Waste Reduction Legal Certain products are required to be tested for proper moisture limited due to labeling, federal/state/local or industry regulations Cost Water is an inexpensive ingredient.  Maximizing water content when selling or verifying materials are within limits when purchasing A big misconception… Many people believe that a loss-on-drying moisture analyzer measures the moisture content of the sample when it actually is measuring the weight change of the sample.  This is why selecting the correct test […]

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The Basics of Meters

There are three means of measurement that are essential in determining the physical properties of a substance…balance, pipettes and meters. Electrochemistry is defined as the branch of chemistry that examines the phenomena resulting from combined chemical and electrical effects.  Meters are used to measure pH, mV, conductivity, ion specific analysis, salinity and dissolved oxygen.  Certain meters have the ability to measure different parameters or simply just pH, mV and temperature.   The industry the meter is being used in will help determine what type of meter is right for you.   When purchasing a meter, it is important to select an […]

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The New & Improved In-Ground Dialysis Scale

Dialysis scales are a crucial part in monitoring patients. With extensive market research, The Scale People was able to pinpoint the main flaws in the current in-ground dialysis scale technology and create a new system that can live up to the expectations of patients and doctors. In-Ground Dialysis scales must be able to perform, repeat and remain steadfast through their frequent use. The main problems found in dialysis weighing solutions are the following: Slow response time 5 plus seconds response Corner load inaccuracy Accurate weight only found if patient is center properly Weight inaccuracy Not repeatable Printer problems Poor design, […]

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Let The Scale Do The Job!

Accuracy can sometimes be an issue…but not with this scale. Have you ever run in to a Quality Manager that needs to record weight during their production run? Usually they will tell you that they have a system in place. That system is uaually a pad of paper and a pencil assigned to one of their employees instead of a scale. Often that employee forgets to record weights or will just write down numbers that are close. That data is then assigned to another employee to enter in to a spread sheet. The Quality Manager does not know if they are […]

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First and Only Antimicrobial Scale Now Available!

Did you know… Healthcare Associated Infections cost the medical industry more than $45 billion annually.  Healthcare associated infections have become one of the leading causes of death in the US.  Every 5 minutes in America someone dies from a Healthcare associated infection. Keep reading to learn how an antimicrobial scale can help. Infection prevention and fall prevention are two serious issues in the healthcare industry and we now offer a solution that will help reduce incidents related to patient weighing. All healthcare facilities are constantly exposed to bacteria and contagions which make them the perfect transfer sites. This increases exposure […]

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The World of Checkweighers

What is a checkweigher? A checkweigher is an automatic or manual machine used for checking the weights of packaged goods passing through a product line.  Checkweighers are used to weigh all the items in the line versus random sampling.  A checkweigher will weigh, classify and separate items based on their weight.  A pre-defined weight will be entered and the checkweigher will sort products that are outside of the defined parameters. This will ensure end-users receive the products they expect.  When combined with metal detectors, these pieces of equipment will ensure compliance and fulfills requirements set forth by IFS, BRC and […]

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Quick Balance Tension Meter and Elevator Maintenance

The Quick Balance Tension Meter by Dillon is designed to increase efficiency and safety for elevator maintenance.  The elevator industry is one of the many that can utilize this piece of equipment who’s main purpose is to equalize the tension where multiple wire ropes exist.  The Quick Balance installs, measures and removes in seconds and allows comparisons of multiple lines.   The main features that the elevator maintenance industry loves about this product is: Significant labor and time savings Safety improvement in measurement method View and balance multiple lines in minutes Measure total force quickly Elevator Inspections: Quickly balance wire […]

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Why Scale Calibration Is Important When Weighing Food?

The main reason for calibration is to ensure that a scale is reading correctly.  If the scale is not reading correctly then you may have the following issues: Maintaining a consistent recipe: Choosing the correct scale and having it calibrated could help you save at least 2.1% of your yearly ingredient costs.  A scale that is not properly calibrated could lead to bad batches and over/under weighing of ingredients leaving a useless batch of product.  To help get consistent batches and ensure proper recipe formula, a formula control scale could be very beneficial.  A popular formula control scaled used in […]

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