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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 […]

  • Grand Rapids Metrology Travels the Globe!

    August 26, 2019

      We have worked with some of the top 10 automotive manufacturers in the world and are most known for our automated vehicle weighing systems! These systems weigh vehicles as they come off production lines to ensure quality standards are met. Projects have been done in Canada, Mexico, India, and China! Because we help make […]

  • How to Increase Quality of Food Production and Avoid Potential Recalls

    August 12, 2019

      According to the USDA, 1.5 million pounds of meat & poultry were recalled in 2018 due to extraneous material (plastic fragments, metal shavings, latex pieces, or other foreign materials). “The average cost of a recall for a food company is $10M in direct costs” according to a joint study by the Food Marketing Institute […]

  • 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 […]

  • Filling System Based on Time or Weight

    February 4, 2019

                Data from the US Department of Labor declares performing physical activity and operating machinery constitutes 30% of time spent working (NCCI, 2017). Companies are wasting hundreds or thousands of dollars each year. GRM can custom engineer automated systems to better utilize resources, save time and money.   Problem A […]

  • 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 […]

  • Automated Batching System

    Automated Batching System

    September 9, 2016

    PROJECT | AUTOMATED BATCHING SYSTEM Grand Rapids Metrology was approached by a customer in need of a solution for a current manual process. This company manufactures printer ink for large, industrial printers and hoped to convert their manual batching system for mixing ink into an automated operation.   INITIAL NEEDS & CHALLENGES Prior to the […]