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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    June 15, 2017

    PROJECT Grand Rapids Metrology was contacted by a logistics company who worked with automotive parts. They sought a process that could be done in-house and would increase the accuracy of their logistic procedures and movement along the supply chain. Before GRM’s intervention, the company contracted this process to a third-party which increased cost of their […]