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Fairbanks Scales

  • Changed FM Approval for Fairbanks 2800 Instruments

    February 28, 2019

    As a premier distributor of Fairbanks equipment, it is Grand Rapids Metrology’s obligation to keep you up to date on the latest news. Starting March 1st, 2019, this Friday, the 2800 instruments with Intalogix Technology will no longer be FM approved for Division 1 applications. FM approval, from Factory Mutual Global, indicates what hazardous areas […]

  • AxleSurance

    December 12, 2018

    In-motion vehicle weighing systems are imperative for the success of a company. Every state has a vehicle maximum weight capacity that depends on the number of axels the truck has. Most states regulate the trucks gross weight to not exceed 80,000 lbs on Interstate highways. To stay compliant with the law and avoid substantial fees, […]

  • Obsolete Equipment

    August 27, 2018

    If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Right? Well, that may not always be the case. Keeping equipment that is obsolete could end up costing you more than an upgrade. You will have to compare the cost of maintenance and prolonged downtime against the cost of the upgrade to decide. When a piece of equipment […]

  • Withstanding the Shock: Truck Scales & Lightning Strikes

    Withstanding the Shock: Truck Scales & Lightning Strikes

    July 14, 2016

    In the Midwest of the United States, June and July are typically known as severe weather season due to the increasingly hot air the region receives during these summer months. From hail and heavy rains to thunderstorms and tornadoes, this time of year can often cause numerous problems for the people who reside in these […]