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Industrial Floor Scale Uses

Southwestern Scale Company offers a wide selection of industrial floor scales in addition to an assortment of customization options to meet unique needs. Standard or customized, these scales are built using solid materials, either stainless or carbon steel for long lasting durability. Commonly used on warehouse, shipping or production floors, industrial floor scales are engineered […]

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Arizona Monsoon Season Services

It’s monsoon season again Arizona! The word “monsoon” is derived from the word mausin, Arabic for “season” or “wind shift.” It is now used to refer to a meteorological event that the National Weather Service declared in 2008 stretches from June 15th to September 30th throughout the Southwest region of the United States. Arizona winds […]

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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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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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Installation of a Combination Truck/Rail Scale Into an Existing Pit

THE PROBLEM A prominent company in the minerals sector, operating in Arizona, had a mechanical, concrete deck, combination truck and rail scale that needed to be replaced. The scale was in very poor condition and was beyond repair The deck was deteriorating and could no longer be “temporarily repaired” The mechanical suspension exhibited excessive corrosion, […]

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In Line Checkweighers, a Must For Production and Packaging Lines!

In-line checkweighers are an invaluable component and tool in assuring the highest quality in most, if not all, production and packaging lines.  In-line checkweighers are an invaluable tool for automated product inspection. Businesses that are based on: Product packaging and order filling Produce packaging Food packaging Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing Automated production lines These are […]

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Southwestern Scale Plays a Part in Achieving a Guinness World Record!

Southwestern Scale has sponsored and supported the efforts of El Sol Foods’ successful attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest serving of salsa! The record was broken on Friday, March 7th, 2014 with a giant tub of salsa weighing in at a whopping 7308 lbs! The floor scale that was donated […]

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Choosing the Right Livestock Scale

Purchasing a livestock scale is an investment, so you will need to be certain that you choose the right one for your particular needs.  There are a few different components to think about when choosing a livestock scale.  There’s the indicator, which is where the weight of each animal is displayed as it is weighed.  […]

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