Industrial Weighing Solutions

Weight is an essential physical property in a variety of measurement processes. It allows portion sizes to be determined and can also be used in identifying other parameters such as density, volume, pressure, and more. Industrial weighing solutions and tools are, therefore, considered to be one of the most crucial elements in a multitude of industrial processes.

Industrial weighing solutions must use the appropriate type of scale to determine the weight of an object in a way that meets the needs of the specific application or industry. There are myriad weighing solutions available, each capable of obtaining weight measurements in a unique way. The choice of weighing solution ultimately depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The size of the component being measured
  • The required degree of accuracy
  • The weight range required
  • The composition of the item being measured (solid, liquid, gas)

Each weighing solution also possesses a unique set of design innovations and features that may make it better suited for specific applications, including:

  • Wireless capabilities
  • Ability to withstand harsh environments
  • Automated calibration
  • Data logging

From the monitoring of materials in silos to determining the weight of vehicles on the move, industrial weighing solutions must be carefully selected and tailored to meet the needs of the intended usage.

The Importance of Weighing Solutions

Having the appropriate weighing solution—especially in industries that handle raw materials—is essential. Accurate weights provide a means of keeping supplies organized by weight-based parameters, contributing to overall operational efficiency through a logical and systematic workspace. This is especially valuable in the handling of materials where item counting is not feasible or possible.

Industrial weighing scales are not a one size fits all solution. At Garber Metrology, we offer a broad range of solutions for obtaining accurate weights in a variety of applications.

Repair Work and Troubleshooting

Garber Metrology technicians are trained to identify and solve weighing equipment problems in the field. Our vans are equipped with replacement parts, tools, and accessories to repair your equipment and minimize downtime. In the event a scale or balance needs to be removed from your site for repair, our Lancaster, PA headquarters stocks a large parts inventory and maintains a dedicated scale lab for repair work. We also have repair capabilities at our York and Blue Ridge Summit locations in Pennsylvania.

Emergency Service 24/7/365

The commitment to outstanding customer service at Garber Metrology never stops. Our Weighing Solutions Technicians are available for emergency service calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We strive to respond, as quickly as possible to get your equipment up and running again.

Application of Weighing Solutions

Weighing solutions can be used in countless applications. Some of the most common uses of industrial scales include, but are not limited to:

BATCHING:
Used with various controllers to regulate material transfer and enhance batch quality and profits.

COUNTING:
Weighing solutions are ideal for inventory and confirming product quantities. This is especially valuable in applications where it is not practical to manually count items.

FILLING/DOSING:
Efficient weighing solutions can assist in the accurate filling of containers, drums, and vials with repeatable precision.

FORMULATION:
Accurate weighing is essential in applications where raw materials need to be mixed in precise proportions.

SIMPLE WEIGHING:
Often a fast and accurate weight measurement is required immediately. The packaging and warehouse industries often use simple weighing solutions to determine the cost of package storage and shipment.

EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION:
Weighing can also be used for traceable calibration in equipment, such as devices used for volumetric dispensing.

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Routine Calibration and Preventative Maintenance

Garber Metrology has been in the business of meeting the heavy capacity truck scale and rail scale needs of our Mid-Atlantic USA clients for over 35 years. We provide full service weighing solutions from truck axle weighing scales to multi platform truck and rail applications. Industries served include aggregate, feed and fertilizer, coal, food processors, chemical, waste management and manufacturing. We have available at your service 24/7/365 a competent staff of Heavy Capacity Master Technicians with over 150 years of combined experience ready to meet your most demanding heavy capacity needs. We maintain and operate four heavy capacity test trucks, each equipped with twenty 1,000 lb. weights, and a certified weight cart with an additional 5,000 lbs.

We represent a broad range of styles and options including but not limited to full electronic or hydraulic, steel deck or concrete, above ground, pit or portable from some of the most prestigious manufacturers in the weighing solutions industry including Fairbanks, Winslow, Thurman, Weightronix and Rice Lake.

If you are in the market for a new, used or rental truck or rail scale, we would encourage you to contact one of our customer care team members today to set up a personalized no-obligation site visit of your unique heavy capacity weighing application. We view your potential truck or rail scale as the cash register for your business and value the opportunity to provide experienced heavy capacity weighing solutions to your firm.

Industrial Scales from Garber Metrology

At Garber Metrology, we offer a comprehensive product line of industrial weighing solutions specifically suited for a range of industries and applications, including aggregate, feed and fertilizer, coal, food processors, chemical, waste management, and manufacturing, and more.

Our team of metrologists and technical support staff will work with you to determine the most appropriate weighing solution for your unique industrial application. If you would like to learn more about how Garber Metrology’s weighing solutions can be used in to support your operation, please feel free to contact us.

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