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Our 5th Heavy Capacity Test Truck

Our 5th Heavy Capacity Test Truck is on its way to Arizona!! It will provide a new dimension of versatility and capability that none of the trucks in our fleet can provide today. This fleet addition is another example of our commitment of Delivering Confidence With Every Measure to all of our customers! Look for […]

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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 our […]

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Another Successful Belt Scale Installation

Another successful belt scale installation being completed by Southwestern Scale. Belts scales are essential to various operations in monitoring productivity and efficiency. In order for belt scales to be effective and accurate they must be installed and calibrated properly. Belt scales are not weighing systems that “just any” scale technician can service and calibrate. Southwestern […]

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The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures

The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is on pace to increase inspections by 23% in 2017 over 2016. If a scale is out of compliance ADWM will “red tag” the scale and the scale is placed “Out of Service”. At which point the scale cannot legally be used for commercial trade until all of […]

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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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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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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 and […]

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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 the […]

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