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Breakaway EffectsBreakaway Effects Tests the Stiffness and Flexibility of Stunt GlassNovember 2, 2016

Breakaway Effects, a leading stunt glass manufacturer, used the EZ20 test machine to test the stiffness and flexibility of stunt …

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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 …

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Paint EZ20EZ20 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.
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The worst-case …

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#1 Ametek DistributorForce Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical …

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#1 Ametek DistributorIs 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 …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoLoad Cell Application and Test GuidelinesNovember 1, 2016

A load cell is a device that is used to measure weight or force. W hen a force is applied …

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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 …

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stool LR30K PlusLR30K Plus Used by Furniture Manufacturer OneLeg Performs Tensile and Compression TestsNovember 2, 2016

The furniture manufacturer OneLeg used the LR30K Plus materials testing machine from Lloyd Instruments to perform tensile tests and compression tests …

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drum scale mobileMaking 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 …

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automated systemPlastic Pipe Manufacturer Mixes Raw Ingredients and Needs Automated SystemNovember 21, 2011

A plastic pipe manufacturer mixes raw ingredients together to make plastic piping.  Their facility runs 24/7 so down time must …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoSelecting 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 …

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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 …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoTank 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 …

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Condec ComponentsThe 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, …

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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!
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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 …

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fairbanks scales logoQuickSilver 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoPDQ Scale White PaperJune 26, 2017

An area Sales manager (ASM) had developed a relationship with a local pipe company and uncovered an opportunity to help them …

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fairbanks scales logoBeginning 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoAn 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoFoodborne 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoCoal 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoIP69K White PaperApril 17, 2017

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

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fairbanks scales logoBest Practices White PaperApril 17, 2017

Maintenance practices don’t immediately show profit or savings but good practices prevent short and long-term expenses. Here is the good …

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fairbanks scales logoScale 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 …

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Polymer Testing SolutionsPolymer Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Our range of polymer test instruments are used worldwide in the polymer and plastics industry for QA/QC conformity of incoming …

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Plastics Testing SolutionsPlastics Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

One of the crucial factors when developing a new plastic product is testing. Only by testing the raw materials, components …

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RubberPlastics and RubberJuly 12, 2016

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ASTM D1238

This test method covers measurement of the rate of extrusion of molten resins through a die of a specified …

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