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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 […]

  • 5 Reasons to Outsource Calibration

    August 22, 2019

      Calibration is a necessity in many industries. The question that comes into play is whether to do it in-house or to outsource it. There are arguments for both, but the best option depends largely on your company’s resources. You’ll need to consider the many costs of in-house calibration. It’s not abnormal for a new […]

  • 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 […]

  • Surface Plates – The Types, Use, and Calibration

    April 29, 2019

      Surface plates provide a flat plane used as a horizontal reference point for your dimensional measurements. They can be made from granite, metal, cast iron, or glass. Granite is considered to be the best material for a surface plate due to its surface hardness, low thermal expansion, no rust or corrosion, little warping, and […]

  • Metrology in Manufacturing

    November 16, 2018

    It is important to note Metrology is the science of measurement. Now, how does this fit into the manufacturing world? The answer is simple, through quality assurance. Manufacturing revolves around hundreds or thousands of parts being produced each week. These parts must meet precise specifications to ensure quality is met. This is where metrology comes […]

  • 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 […]

  • [Video] How To Verify a Scale Using Certified Test Weights

    [Video] How To Verify a Scale Using Certified Test Weights

    December 12, 2017

    Our Senior Service Technicians, Shayn, demonstrates how to verify a scale using certified test weights! Along the way, he explains what verification is, why it’s important and the best practice for your own verification process.     For inquires or to purchase certified test weights, quickly and easily request a quote today!

  • The Kilogram will be Redefined in 2018: Here’s What You Need to Know

    The Kilogram will be Redefined in 2018: Here’s What You Need to Know

    August 2, 2017

    THIS IS MASSIVE “It’s not obvious that it’s a big deal, but it’s a big deal,” Chief of Quantum Measurement at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Jon Pratt, said. His comment regarding a platinum and iridium cylinder that sits under lock and key in Serves, France. This cylinder is no ordinary mass, […]

  • Scale Verification with Test Weights

    Scale Verification with Test Weights

    May 4, 2017

    For most industries, scale accuracy is a critical part of operations and can directly impact the bottom line. Grand Rapids Metrology certifies weighing equipment to the highest standards in the metrology industry. However, there are numerous factors that can affect the accuracy of your scale between GRM planned maintenance visits; such as debris building under […]

  • Types of Calibration

    Types of Calibration

    February 1, 2017

    The service of calibration is a major facet of Grand Rapids Metrology’s business. When seeking the calibration of equipment, you, the customer, should be aware of the various methods of calibration we offer. First, GRM provides In-House Calibrations. This type of calibration occurs when GRM technicians use our A2LA accredited ISO 17025, environmentally controlled calibration […]