We’ve just launched a new stainless steel bench scale - and it’s our lowest priced Trade Approved bench scale yet.
The Marsden B-400 is IP67-certified - which means it’s suitable for a wide range of industries, like breweries, food factories and industrial kitchens. It is capable of weighing goods accurately up to 30kg and is Trade Approved for pricing goods based on weight.
Here’s all you need to know about the new addition to our range...
For funeral directors and funeral services in Scotland, regulations changed this month - and now, weighing is an important part of the regulations.
The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 are superseding the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 1935. The new regulations request a combined weight of the coffin and the deceased - with guidance from the National Association of Funeral Directors stating: funeral directors operating in Scotland should take steps to obtain access to suitable weighing equipment as soon as possible.
Industrial floor scales are used in british industries and around the world to weigh large, heavy or awkwardly shaped goods.
You’ll be able to find a floor scale that meets your needs - and this blog post is here to help. Not every floor scale is the same, so take care when deciding which scale is right for you.
But how do certain industries use floor scales - and what industries are these? Marsden finds out.
Legally, Trade Approved scales must be used when weighing in commercial transactions – when the purpose of weighing items is to determine the price.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose can result in a fine in excess of £1000, according to Trading Standards.
However there is more to a Trade Approved scale than simply being legal for trade use. This blog post explains why a Trade Approved scale, even when you’re not buying or selling based on weight, will benefit your business.
A legal-for-trade scale - also known as a Trade Approved scale - is one that has been tested and approved for legal use in the buying and selling of goods.
If an unsuitable weighing scale is used in the process of buying or selling based on weight, it is not only illegal but may lead to ‘an unlimited fine’ following a Trading Standards visit. In 2014-15, there were 1045 Trading Standards Inspectors of Weights and Measures, who could visit your business at any time - and penalise you for failing to use Approved scales.
But what are the reasons a scale might be rejected by Trading Standards for legal-for-trade use? Marsden explains.
Pallet truck scales combine a pump truck with a high capacity weighing scale.
A popular choice for factories and warehouses, they allow palletised goods to be weighed quickly and easily.
“We are currently in the process of renovating our warehouse space and looking at ways of improving efficiencies at the same time,” Arville told Marsden in a recent case study - and a pallet truck scale will help them to achieve this.
Being overweight can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Therefore, accurate weighing of plus size patients, using appropriate weighing scales, is vital.
A bariatric, or plus size, patient is one who weighs over 159kg (25 stone) or has a BMI greater than 30. However, further patients could be subject to bariatric policies should their weight distribution, size, height and mobility problems determine it.
An accurate industrial scale is essential for many sectors, perhaps none more so than the construction industry which is worth £110 billion per annum to the UK economy.
Construction covers a wide range of professions - many of which use weighing scales as part of their work to ensure goods are accurately built, and ensure defects are avoided or eradicated.
But why is it essential that accurate weighing scales are used in construction? This blog post explains.