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  • 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 […]

  • 6 Reasons the Food & Beverage Industry Should Utilize Digital Data Recording

    September 5, 2018

      1.Better Planned Maintenance Digital data recording quantifies the performance of equipment or the production line by monitoring the amount of energy used in a batch. If energy use increases month to month, there could be a problem with the process. Being able to compare data will allow maintenance personnel to recognize when equipment is […]

  • Introducing Minebea Intec: New Products, Solutions & Savings

    October 17, 2017

    Grand Rapids Metrology is now a distributor for Minebea Intec, formerly a division of Sartoruis. In this video, we’ll discuss two new products now offered through this partnership and how they can potentially save you millions of dollars. For more information, contact our experts. To purchase Minebea products or incorporate a weighing solution into your operation, […]

  • “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 […]

  • How to Avoid In-Plant Contamination – Change Your Floor Scale!

    June 22, 2017

    If your business uses floor scales, you may understand the pains and dangers of microbial build-up. Food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries are no strangers to the devastating consequences of product contamination. With a standard washdown floor scale, removing the problem can be a problem in and of itself and with safety measures becoming more stringent, […]