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  • Utilizing Forklift Scales to Increase Productivity

    September 11, 2019

      We worked with an agriculture company that was having troubles obtaining information in an efficient manner. They were using forklifts to load pallets onto a floor scale to weigh the skids. This company had 2 floor scales and 5 wireless remotes, one for each forklift. The skids were weighed on the floor scale and […]

  • Increasing the Efficiency Rate of Water Consumption in Agriculture

    June 6, 2019

                    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, Agriculture accounts for 70% of all water consumption; however, the efficiency rate of that water consumption is very low. Most of the water drains off or is evaporated. Only a small percentage of that water consumption […]

  • A Customized Drum Filling System

    November 19, 2018

      A premier producer of cemented carbide, diamond and cubic boron nitride products contacted GRM to engineer a complex drum filling system. A process was planned to have powder sifted through screens to categorize it by size into the appropriate drum. They needed a method of process control where an operator would not be required […]

  • Don’t let Technology pass you By

    July 24, 2018

    Chart recorders are in the past. Data loggers are the new best thing, and they’re environmentally friendly!     First thing’s first, everybody wants to know about cost and how they can save money. Data loggers and chart recorders have similar start up costs, but then you factor in maintenance. Chart recorders are made from […]

  • Precision Counting in 30 Seconds

    Precision Counting in 30 Seconds

    February 13, 2018

    When we think of the colors red, yellow and green, a stoplight probably comes to mind. In the weighing industry, these colors have different implication. The iconic color trio can not only be found at intersections but also in stacked light indicators. At GRM, we often attach these indicators to scales to help customers visualize […]

  • Simple Steps to Automate Your Precise Weighing Process

    Simple Steps to Automate Your Precise Weighing Process

    November 16, 2017

      A recent project gave Grand Rapids Metrology the opportunity to automate a customer’s manual process. We’re breaking down the project and explaining simple steps you can take towards automating your own weighing process.   PROJECT An international analytical instrument manufacturer had a slow, manual weighing process that was costing them unnecessary time and money. […]

  • “Rewriting” the Food Industry with Custom Solutions

    “Rewriting” the Food Industry with Custom Solutions

    August 24, 2017

    Project A national food products manufacturer located in Michigan had issues with their scales and printing program. The company was a long-time customer of Grand Rapids Metrology and was well aware of our extensive scope of metrology capabilities, including weighing solutions. The system used prior selected a product to be weighed and then printed a […]

  • [Video] In-Motion Checkweighers: The Perfect Accept-Reject Solution

    [Video] In-Motion Checkweighers: The Perfect Accept-Reject Solution

    July 19, 2017

    Checkweigher systems can accurately weigh 650 pieces of product per minute moving over an conveyor belt or assembly line! For production floors, that speed and certainty are of utmost importance. For operations that don’t employ in-motion checkweighers, how do you ensure the weight is correct and the speed is at its full potential? Before we […]

  • Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    June 15, 2017

    PROJECT Grand Rapids Metrology was contacted by a logistics company who worked with automotive parts. They sought a process that could be done in-house and would increase the accuracy of their logistic procedures and movement along the supply chain. Before GRM’s intervention, the company contracted this process to a third-party which increased cost of their […]

  • A Load Cell & PLC Solution

    A Load Cell & PLC Solution

    May 10, 2017

    An agricultural company Grand Rapids Metrology has a long-standing relationship with contacted us with a need for a customized solution. Based near Grand Rapids, MI, they previously had four silos in place that incorporated a fast load out system which was originally crafted by Grand Rapids Metrology. Throughout the years as technology advanced, the system […]