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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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • What’s Involved in Obtaining a Truck Scale?

    July 10, 2018

    Let’s start with the basics. Why would a company need a truck scale? A truck scale has many uses from determining the weight of bulk goods to ensuring trucks are compliant with vehicle weight limit. They collect incoming and outgoing weight to make sure legal-for-trade requirements are met. They are used for transaction pricing, profit […]

  • [Video] A Day in the Life of a GRM Service Technician

    [Video] A Day in the Life of a GRM Service Technician

    April 26, 2018

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the field? To spend your days travelling, speaking with customers, and troubleshooting equipment? Wonder no more – a few of our Grand Rapids Service Technicians are here to give you a glimpse into their day-to-day responsibilities at GRM! If you’ve ever thought about a career […]

  • Frost Laws – What You Need to Know

    Frost Laws – What You Need to Know

    February 19, 2018

    Seasonal weight restrictions, also known as “Frost Laws,” are about to impact numerous counties throughout the state – particularly in west and central Michigan. These restrictions effect many industries and business – including Grand Rapids Metrology. Our 60,000+ lbs. test trucks are subject to these laws which can occasionally alter the routes we take to […]

  • Rental Truck Scale | When Buying Isn’t Right, Rent!

    Rental Truck Scale | When Buying Isn’t Right, Rent!

    January 31, 2018

    Grand Rapids Metrology is proud to offer you more flexibility and customization when it comes to your measurement needs. We recognize that buying expensive equipment isn’t always the best option for your company. Sometimes using weighing equipment for a couple of months or short-term projects here and there doesn’t justify the investment of a purchase. […]