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  • Choosing the Correct Rocker Column Load Cell Cups

    September 3, 2019

      Load cells used in truck scales or rail scales are exposed to temperature-induced expansion and contraction. Canister load cell technology couldn’t account for the temperature-induced errors, so rocker column load cells were developed to replace them. Rocker column load cells have rounded upper and lower loading surfaces that are spaced out from the strain […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Load Cell

    December 19, 2018

      To determine the correct load cell, there are several factors one needs to consider. Observe the environment your weighing system will be in and make note of the conditions. Is this a hostile environment with extreme temperatures, corrosive chemicals, excessive moisture, high vibration, or unequal loads? Will your weighing system be washed down with […]

  • 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 […]