What Are the Best Truck Scales to Buy?

When it comes to weighing trucks, close enough, isn’t good enough. Accuracy is key! Equally important is efficiency, durability, and dependability. You want to make sure it is lasts long-term. A truck scale lacking any of these benefits will negatively affect your business and your bottom line. This makes purchasing the right truck scale...

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...

Seasonal Scale Inspections

Gallery (click for larger image) As summer quickly approaches, it’s a perfect time of the year to conduct Truck Scale and Rail Scale inspections.  Keeping a weekly/monthly log of this inspection and sharing with our service technician during PM calibration service could prevent major repairs down the road.  Here are some recommendations to consider:...

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...

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...

Pushing the Limits!

On March 10, 2014 we supplied the most weight for a single-pick load-test to date: 75,000lbs.  The scope of work was to load test three 30 ton overhead cranes in one location.  The use of our certified weights and weight carts made the job much easier and faster to complete. Our load testing services...

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