Negative Fill Legal for Trade

When dispensing material and selling by weight, a legal-for-trade scale provides the means to execute transactions. In this case, the customer wanted to sell product by weight from a primary holding tank. Deploying a legal-for-trade scale and developing a dispensing control system for the application, we delivered the solution. Enabling the companies that drive...

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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...

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...

Weight Based Process Control System

We just completed a weight based process control system for a local industrial paint supplier. The weight based process control system, designed and developed by our Systems Integration Team, auto-fills buckets of paint to a user defined set-point. The system improves efficiency and accuracy of the filling process, lowering the customer’s costs, maximizing efficiency...

Weight Studies

Weight Studies at mining operations are important to stakeholders of haulage, loading operations and equipment. The exercise allows haulage and loading operations to calibrate on-board equipment and also analyze other information related to equipment wear and maintenance. (See white paper). As a member of AMIGOS, Southwestern Scale is a strong supporter of mining in...

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