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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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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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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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Abel Cable Makes Data Management Simple

Southwestern Scale Company, Inc.  2535 W. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041 (602) 243-3951 www.SWSCALE.com Do you want your scale data to be dumped into an excel spreadsheet every time you weigh something? Ask us about the Able Cable! This smart cable:  Provides a direct connection between your scale indicator and your PC, MAC, or laptop   Instantly uploads […]

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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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Begin the New Year With Southwestern Scale Co., Inc.

  Southwestern Scale Company, Inc. Loader Scales Weight data is used to monitor many functions within an operation which, if used properly, will improve processes and efficiency, as well as improve safety. Counting Scales Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your new year’s improvement plans. (602) 243-3951 www.SWSCALE.com Crane Scales Ring in […]

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