Five Things to ‘Weigh-up’ Before Buying Scales Online

2019-06-15T17:00:23+09:30 12th November 2018|

If you are shopping online for a scale with price as your most important variable, we think it’s important that we alert you to the issues this can cause. After fielding calls from hundreds of people seeking a resolution to the issues they have encountered after buying a scale online, we’ve created the following list of things that you should consider before you buy your scales online. Beware of buying on price alone. Things you should consider to arrive at a well-informed decision, include… Read More

Loader Scale Calibration

2019-06-13T16:15:00+09:30 28th June 2018|

AccuWeigh recently calibrated a loader scale on a front-end loader. The loader and weighing system will be used at a demolition site to weigh rubble and to load dump trucks with optimal loads in preparation for transportation to the materials recycling centre. AccuWeigh is able to perform loader scale calibrations in situ, and in this instance we calibrated the loader scales inside the building being demolished. We use test weights traceable to national mass reference standards to ensure accurat… Read More

Why You Should Regularly Service Your Pallet Scales

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 23rd August 2017|

Pallet scales are widely used in many industries for a range of industrial weighing applications including the receiving and dispatch of goods, bulk loading, weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers and counting.   They play a valuable role by simplifying and expediting the production process and are available in many different designs to suit a variety of applications. These pallet scales (or floor scales as they are also sometimes referred to) are often subjected to high-stress, he… Read More

Optimise your silo operations with silo scales

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 30th July 2017|

To the layman, the notion of weighing a silo sounds absurd.  How could it be possible to weigh something as huge and heavy as a silo? To those in the know, weighing the contents of silos and tanks is a perfectly normal practice – and for many enterprises and business, it’s an integral part of their everyday operations. There are many different types of silo scales and monitoring equipment on the market but as is the case with any type of calibration or product inspection equipment, it… Read More

How often should scales be calibrated?

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 26th July 2017|

Weighing scales play an important part in many different industrial processes, but over time these precision instruments can become less accurate and less reliable. A number of things can affect the performance of weighing scales such as their workload, their age, how they are used, whether they’re moved from place to place frequently, temperature variations, power surges, dust, humidity and other environmental factors. Measurement is useless without correct calibrated weighing instruments and… Read More

Why Pallet Scales Are Essential In Warehousing

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 14th July 2017|

For any warehousing or logistics operation to run efficiently, safely and cost-effectively, it has to be underpinned by a reliable and accurate system of data collection. Pallet scales (also referred to as floor scales) are an indispensable asset in the warehousing, transport and logistics industries because they eliminate any guesswork or margin for error when it comes to weight calculations and verifications of incoming or outgoing cargo. However, making the right choice of weighing equipment… Read More

Does my business need trade-approved scales?

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 28th June 2017|

By definition, a trade scale is one that is used in ‘determining the consideration in respect of a transaction’ and it is a legal requirement in Australia for any business that sell goods by weight or measure to use verified trade-approved scales or other type of weighing equipment. If you want to know if your business needs trade-approved scales, consider the following questions.  If you answer ‘yes’ to any of them, then you need to invest in trade scales in order to avoid breaking the… Read More

Why Pallet Scales Are Essential In The Pharmaceutical Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 16th June 2017|

The global pharmaceutical market is worth US$300 billion a year according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and this figure is expected to rise to US$400 billion within three years. It’s not only a growing market, but also a highly competitive one and companies are continually looking for ways to cut costs, improve productivity and boost profitability.  Their manufacturing processes are under continuous scrutiny and process optimisation is a key focus area. The choice of equipment in ph… Read More

Why do we use load cells to measure weight?

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 27th March 2017|

Before we answer the question of why we use load cells to measure weight, let’s take a step back and examine the basics of weighing. Interestingly, weight is actually the amount of force that the acceleration of gravity exerts on an object and because it’s a force, the proper scientific unit of measurement is a Newton, written as N.   However, the conventional definition of weight is actually mass, which is the amount of matter something contains. The need for units of weight and measureme… Read More

AccuWeigh’s Pallet Scale Handle the Chill at -5°C

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 10th February 2017|

When a major Australian grocer recently moved into their new South Australian facility, it was also necessary for them to purchase accurate scales for their cold room. With temperatures down to -5°C, the scales needed to be robust and capable of reliable operation in this environment. Enter AccuWeigh’s Port Adelaide team who were engaged by the national grocer to supply our Australian-made, heavy-duty, galvanised A500 pallet scale with the AccuWeigh IT1000 digital weight indicator to perform… Read More

Poultry Weighing Scales for National Poultry Processor

2019-06-13T16:15:07+09:30 26th January 2017|

  AccuWeigh recently supplied a national poultry processor with a two digital hanging scales specifically designed for weighing poultry. The poultry scales are ideal for weighing new hatchlings to monitor their growth at key points along their timeline, or for weighing fully-grown birds prior to marketing. Features of the poultry scale include battery operation for use in any location and peak weight hold for live weighing. An audible acknowledgement that the weight has been captured indica… Read More

Waste Not, Want Not

2019-06-13T16:15:08+09:30 12th October 2016|

AccuWeigh’s Western Australian branch recently supplied a drop-centre platform scale to a large commercial cleaner in the greater Perth area. This cleaner services many commercial properties and had a growing need, initially driven by requests from corporate customers, to identify the type and quantity of the waste being collected from their properties. Read More

PB Bench Scale For National Retailer

2019-06-13T16:15:09+09:30 21st July 2016|

AccuWeigh recently supplied CAS model PB bench scales to a national retailer chain. The retailer uses a single scale at each store as a courtesy scale for their customers to assist them to approximate their product purchase before going to the front counter, much the same way courtesy scales are used at the Fruit and Veg section at supermarkets. Read More

Why Pallet Scales Are Essential in the Freight Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:10+09:30 18th March 2016|

Australia’s freight industry is an important component of the national economy, accounting for around 10% of GDP and playing a key role in supporting both public and private sector operations. In recent times, one of the key drivers of growth and success in this essential industry has been the ability of freight and logistics companies to really understand their customers’ needs and to respond with advanced logistics solutions. This has largely come about through the integration of advanced… Read More

New Discontinuous Totalising Automatic Weighing Instrument Verified by AccuWeigh

2019-06-13T16:15:14+09:30 22nd October 2015|

AccuWeigh has recently completed the testing and verification process for a new automated weighing and discharge system for a new grain export facility in Bunbury, WA. The system, known as a Discontinuous Totalising Automatic Weighing Instrument (DTAWI) or a DATH weigher, was bought from overseas and shipped to the Bunbury site to enable the facility to load ships accurately. Read More

Professional-Quality Seca SE813 Personal Weigher Sold to Blood Bank

2019-06-13T16:15:15+09:30 26th August 2015|

An electronic personal scale, with high weighing capacity of up to 200kg, was recently supplied to the Red Cross Blood Services in Victoria. The SE813 has an extra wide weighing area and a tough rubber coating, making it ideal for professional patient use by hospitals, medical centres, personal trainers, gyms, etc. Read More