Chemical & Petrochemical

Fairbanks Trident: A Proven, Strategically Special Scale White PaperJune 26, 2017

It is not uncommon to find our competitors focusing the sales dialog on the virtues of a steel deck truck scale. Most of the time, they will lead with a quick-to-install, low cost steel deck product. While steel deck scales have their value, cutting through the competitive noise makes you more successful and puts you in a position […]

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TensileCore Engineered Concrete White PaperJune 26, 2017

In just about any application, a concrete deck truck scale is a better long-term solution than a steel deck scale. When was the last time you drove across a steel bridge on the highway? Chances are every bridge you see is made of concrete. Strength, surface wear, maintenance needs and cost make concrete the best material for bridges. A […]

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QuickSilver Bench Scale meets all demands of Gulf Coast supermarket chainJune 26, 2017

Along America’s Gulf Coast, from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Layfayette, La., you will find locations for regional supermarket chain, Rouses Food Market. From its beginnings, Rouses has prided itself on providing customers with local fare such as Louisiana grass-fed beef, Chappapeela pork, Mississippi Lamb, Boudin and Andouille sausages, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. With more than 50 stores in three states, Rouses shares […]

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Beginning a Beautiful Relationship with 9104 Omnicells White PaperJune 26, 2017

Fairbanks has a solid and successful track record in tank weighing assemblies, and the word is spreading. Many industrial processes need and demand weight integration in the inventory holding tanks these processes depend on. This trend is expected to continue as more and more tank users demand integrated weighing systems on their above-ground tanks. With our expertise, Fairbanks is perfectly positioned to deliver […]

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An Innovative Solution White PaperJune 26, 2017

The cost for hand-harvesting operations has steadily increased over the years without regard to the delivered-in price that growers receive. Growers spend more money on harvesting operations than for all other production costs combined, including fertilizers, sprays, irrigation and weed control. This cost squeeze, created by increasing costs and a constant or decreasing price for […]

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Foodborne Illnesses White PaperJune 26, 2017

• 3,000 deaths • 1 in every 6 Americans get sick (that’s 48 million people) • 128,000 hospitalizations These yearly estimates are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reference to the foodborne illnesses in the Unites States. The unfortunate part is that they were all preventable and, to make matters worse, a recent study […]

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Coal Tar Undercoating White PaperJune 26, 2017

In 2001, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) released a study that calculated the cost of corrosion to the United States economy. According to this study, rust costs nearly $280 billion dollars per year. These costs come from maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment. Taking the advice from the NACE report, demand that your OEM can provide corrosion prevention technologies. […]

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The Difference Between Open and Closed End Service White PaperApril 17, 2017

Open-end service is the most typical type of service that is provided in the industrial weighing service industry. It is service that is paid for as the service is required, also known as “pay as you go.” The service may consist of periodic inspections that are pre-scheduled to your specific needs and requirements. It is […]

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IP69K White PaperApril 17, 2017

What is IP69K? Is this a concern for me? If so, how can I be
protected?

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Best Practices White PaperApril 17, 2017

SO, YOU OWN A TRUCK SCALE for commercial purposes.
Since your purchase, have you become an expert in the scale’s
operation and maintenance? Unlikely since your day-to-day
operations keep you focused on generating revenue, not
worrying about your scale’s maintenance, repair and
operation. So, to help you focus on your business, here is
your guide to proven best practices you can quickly implement
and keep your scale operational as long as possible with
minimal expense.

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Scale Maintenance White PaperApril 17, 2017

Do not be fooled by service companies selling scale maintenance agreements that lack focus on calibration. Calibration is the most important component of any periodic maintenance program.

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Packaging TestingDecember 15, 2016

By combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for packaging testing you can perform tests such as tension, carton erection, friction, puncture and top loading.

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Time Flies at Tilcon, Thanks to the Automated Ticketing SystemsNovember 2, 2016

Tilcon owns and operates dozens of quarries, asphalt and recycling plants, water terminals, and highway construction divisions, in New York and New Jersey.  At the Mount Hope Quarry alone they weigh hundreds of trucks on a busy day. Advance Scale Company, Inc., Rockaway, N.J., has installed Automated Ticketing Systems (ATS) on the truck scales to […]

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Check the (Load Cell) Pockets to Compare Truck ScalesNovember 2, 2016

You are not looking for loose change when you check the load cell pockets to compare truck scales.  Instead, you’re looking at a possible major expense—the cost of downtime if the load cell pockets are welded or bolted on instead of incorporated into the overall weighbridge design. The ends of the scale modules are one […]

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Facility Requires Safe Drum Scale for Industrial UseNovember 2, 2016

The Customer – Ashland Chemical company The Challenge – Facility required safe drum scales for industrial use. The Solution – B-TEK Scales designed this safe and portable drum scale solution.

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Dupont Chemical Needs Floor Scale with Durable Finish and MobilityNovember 2, 2016

Multiple custom floor scales can be ordered in any quantity. From a single request to larger quantities, we can ensure each will meet your requirements and specifications. Dupont Chemical needed a mobile solution for this particular floor scale, so casters were attached to the underside of the floor scale for easy maneuverability. The Customer -Dupont Chemical […]

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EZ20 Test Machine Used by Exeter Advanced Technologies Measure the Behavior of Paint CoatingNovember 2, 2016

Materials characterization specialists at Exeter Advanced Technologies used the EZ20 test machine to measure the behavior of paint coating. Introduction The worst-case scenario for an exterior paint coating is early failure when at the mercy of demanding environmental conditions. Whilst companies can test samples in challenging climates over the long term, it is possible to […]

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Denture Cement and Adhesive Manufacturer Tests New Formulations with the LR Plus test machineNovember 2, 2016

A UK manufacturer of denture cement / denture adhesive uses the Lloyd LR Plus test machine to test new formulations and control the quality of products in the manufacturing process. Denture cement, also known as denture adhesive, is used for a wide variety of dental work such as attaching braces to teeth and fitting temporary crowns. This […]

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Tank Weighing Woes: Why Load Cells have a Bad Reputation and What Needs to be Done to Fix itNovember 1, 2016

Many manufacturing facilities currently have load cells installed in tank systems that are no longer operational. Most of the times the load cells are left in place and the electrical cables connecting to the controls are simply cut. Production Managers, QC Managers, and maintenance personnel alike have surely encountered “that tank” or “vessel” which never […]

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Load Cells for a Portable StructureNovember 1, 2016

During a measurement, weight acts on the load cell’s body and causes elastic deformation.  The body has some spring constant. This strain (positive or negative) is converted into an electrical signal by a strain gauge installed on load cell. Read more about load cells here.

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Enhancing Scale Performance for Multi-Component BatchingNovember 1, 2016

Batching systems, whether manual or automated, are everywhere. Compounding liquid solutions or blending powdered components into a final mixture is one of the most common industrial weighing applications.   Read more about multi-component batching here.

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Selecting a Testing, Calibration or Measurement SupplierNovember 1, 2016

When selecting a supplier to fulfill your testing, calibration or measurement needs, you need to be sure that they can supply you with accurate and reliable results.  Whilst a laboratory can reassure you that they are technically competent, or you can attempt to evaluate the service yourself, neither provides you with confidence that you have […]

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Is Force Measurement Evolving into Materials Testing?November 1, 2016

In the past force measurement generally meant obtaining a peak load measurement on a product, part or material to verify or validate that the product or part could exceed or withstand a specified load. Force measurement was generally accepted as a fairly innocuous test performed in the lab or on the production floor. Material testing, […]

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Force Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical applications include measurements of tension and data and/or compression and are directed at capturing properties such as strength of a material, component or a bond. Read more about force measurement here.

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The Benefits of Buying LocalNovember 1, 2016

Businesses are turning to the Internet for a wide variety of purchases, including scales. Although convenient and sometimes less expensive, online purchases can be misleading. Knowing exactly what is being purchased from the Internet is essential— especially if the scale is going to be used in buying, selling or shipping applications. The scale may be […]

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USP Chapter 41: “Balances”November 1, 2016

This chapter states the requirements for balances used for materials that must be accurately weighed (see General Notices, 8.20). Unless otherwise specified, when substances must be “accurately weighed”, the weighing shall be performed using a balance that is calibrated over the operating range and meets the requirements defined for repeatability and accuracy. For balances used […]

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Single Column Force Testers Offer Practical and Affordable Force Testing SolutionsNovember 1, 2016

Single column force testers today represent the largest single market segment of the force testing marketplace for a number of reasons. Capacities now range from a couple of ounces up to 500 Lbf, with a few models offering capacities up to 1,000 Lbf. Read more about single column force testers here.

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Measuring Torque in the Texas Oil FieldFebruary 24, 2016

Texas oil field companies use the Intercomp TL8500 Tension Link Dynamometers to measure the torquing force. As this equipment is serviced and assembled, these precision measurement devices play a vital role in ensuring proper specifications are achieved while also improving operational efficiency and safety. “Our customers love the precision they get from the Intercomp TL8500 Tension Links,” […]

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Making a Drum Scale Mobile with Attached Ramp for Easier Loading and UnloadingFebruary 23, 2016

The Clients – Warehouses, manufacturing facilities and all customers with portability needs The Challenge – To make a drum scale mobile with an attached ramp for easier drum loading and unloading The Solution – B-TEK Scales transforms a standard drum scale with a set of casters to make the scale mobile and attached indicator column and hinged […]

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The Solution to Weighing Mobile Tanks and Reactors – a Caster Load Cell SystemNovember 17, 2014

How do you weigh product accurately in a portable tank, vessel or reactor? With a specially designed  caster load cell! Read more about castor load cell systems here.

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Automotive Parts Manufacturer Struggles with Inventory Discrepancy of Delivered KitsMay 30, 2014

Customer was having problems with kits coming up short on parts in the sealed boxes. The kit is made up of many different parts. They were having as many as 3-4 kits per order come back for return due to not having the right amount of parts in the box.

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Leading Medical Manufacturer has an R&D Location Needing Third Party CalibrationNovember 21, 2011

A leading medical manufacturer has an R&D location that is made up of numerous labs containing a variety of balances, pipettes and other measuring and laboratory devices.  This manufacturer did not want to perform their own equipment calibrations in house.  Instead, they would rather have a third party be in charge of their calibrations to ensure that good laboratory practices are followed and to avoid adding the costs of additional employees.

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