NEW: Weighing Guide for the Waste and Recycling IndustryA new guide which highlights common weighing practices and solutions for waste and recycling applications is available online now.
The recycling industry revolves around weight, as both the buying and selling of recycled materials are based upon the weight of the collected items. Whether the goal is to optimise profits, to pay for precisely the materials deposited or purchased, or simply to offer an added level of security, scale equipment capable of reliable and repeatable weighing is essential for improving billing accuracy and the overall bottom line in recycling applications.
The guide focuses on the key areas within waste processing and recycling where scales are used to improve processes or meet legislation.Following on from the success of our warehousing brochure, this new waste brochure follows the same format, with an at-a-glance diagram for
quick reference, supported by more in-depth product information.
Another awesome repost from Avery Weigh-Tronix.
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What is NTEP? Why should I buy an NTEP Scale?
The National Type Evaluation Program & Why You Need it
Many people ask why they should use an NTEP (Legal for Trade) scale or balance instead of any old scale, surely all scales are the same?
In the USA the NTEP program is recognized by all states, but the interpretation of which applications should use an NTEP scale varies from state to state. There are some state weights and measures agencies, like California, who say that every transaction that uses a weighing machine to determine the price should be NTEP, and some other states do not. Please contact your local Weights and Measures office to see if you need an NTEP scale in your state and which type would be appropriate.
The big question you should ask yourself is not “does the law require an NTEP scale?” but “is buying an NTEP scale the right thing to do for my business”?
NTEP Scale vs Cash Register
We all know that starting up a new business or operation takes more time and money than first anticipated, but consider buying a cash register cheaply. It may be made of poor materials, it may be difficult to operate, the drawer may break or there may be many other faults. However, it will very likely always add up correctly even though it makes life a little difficult for you.
Now consider buying a scale or balance cheaply. Whatever you buy or sell is calculated by that piece of equipment. If you sell $300,000 a year of chicken legs and your scale is 1% out (in the customers favor) then you lose $3,000, way more than you saved by buying a cheap scale. Consider your scale or balance to be a cash register. It counts your money for you.
Buying an NTEP scale or balance is a protection against poorly manufactured equipment. NTEP scales go through a rigorous set of tests that not only take months, but also cost a great deal. They check to see if the weighing device stays accurate when the temperature changes over time and to ensure the scale will take a lot of abuse, and most importantly that you, the customer, get the correct result.
Recently a customer dealing in precious gems called us and said that he wanted an NTEP scale for the price of the one he had seen that says it is “Accepted in 23 States.” If you see this, this is not NTEP! Those 23 states happen to be those that don’t require NTEP for your purposes. That scale may be legal in those states, but there is no accountability for the supplier to make a reliable product.
If you need legal for trade, always look for the NTEP seal. It may cost a bit more, but when it comes to scales, you get what you pay for!
Intelligent Weighing Technology, Inc.© 2014
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Rice Lake announces the launch of a brand new website dedicated to the weighing needs of the medical, health, and fitness industries. Customers in these health-related fields have uniquely different needs than Rice Lake’s more traditional industrial customers, prompting the development of the new online platform.
RiceLakeHealth.com showcases information and marketing materials relating to Rice Lake’s complete line of health-related weighing products, including physician scales, wheelchair scales, infant and neonatal scales, Legal for Trade wrestling scales, Body Composition Analyzers and more. Through Rice LakeHealth.com, customers from hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, and schools can now easily browse Rice Lake’s selection of health-focused products in one simple, online location.
Rice Lake Health is a division of Rice Lake Weighing Systems, a family-owned, ISO 9001 certified corporation based in the United States. Headquarters, metrology laboratory and main manufacturing plant are located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with support facilities throughout the world including North America, South America, India and the Netherlands.
Re-posted from Rice-Lake.com/news
Original blog re-posted from Intelligent Weighing Technologies