Automated Bucket Filling Station

We are continuing to help our customers improve efficiency and lower operating costs. The latest deliverable is an automated bucket filling station for a customer in the cleaning products and chemicals market space. With the implementation of the filler, resource requirements dropped 60%, allowing those resources to be reallocated to other areas of the operation. […]

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AZ Dept. of Weight and Measures has Increased the Frequency of Scale Inspections

As of July 1, 2016 the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures officially became a component of the Department of Agriculture. This is a very common structure that is used by many other states in our nation, including nearly all of our adjoining states. At Southwestern Scale Company we have seen an increase in the […]

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Automated Filler for Key Customer

We have recently completed the installation and commissioning of an automated filler for one of our key customers. This weight based process control system was designed and developed specifically for this application as a result of our consultative partnership approach. The machine is designed to fill 55 gallon drums (bung hole or open top), 250 […]

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Integrating Modern Technology with Legacy Communication Protocol Infrastructure

Southwestern Scale Co., Inc. has finalized a project that entailed integrating a Rice Lake 920i indicator with a customer’s Modbus Plus legacy communication protocol infrastructure. The Super Sack filling operation was using an aging and obsolete Mettler Toledo JagExtreme indicator with JagMax application software.  In this case the customer imposed a specific requirement in that […]

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You Won’t Want to Miss These Iconic Truck Stops in America

For more than 60 years, truck stops have lined America’s Interstate System, providing weary trucker drivers with a place of respite. These stops are as varied in size as they are amenities. Today, truck stops offer showers, restaurants, shops, arcade centers, theaters, amusement rides, hotel rooms, and so much more. You can even find some […]

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Commonly Asked Scale Questions

Never be afraid to ask a multitude of questions before buying a commercial scale to suit your needs. A more informed customer is known for making the best choices. Many customers lack the experience to make informed decisions when purchasing for the first time. Here are some of the most commonly asked scale questions. First, […]

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Professional Scale Repair

Scales can become damaged for any number of reasons. The most common culprits include excessive exposure to water or moisture, electromagnetic fields of disturbance, over-loading, and reckless use. It’s important to keep in mind that scales house sensitive measuring components. Avoid using your scale for anything other than its intended purpose. Should your scale become […]

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