With the number of Weigh in Motion Sensors (WiMS) and random checks on the rise, it’s more important than ever to know the weight of your vehicles. Not adhering to the legal limits can result in large fines.
Luckily there are a number of options available for your business. We’ll cover them all in this blog post, as well as listing the pros and cons of each.
When it comes to distilling and brewing, scales can be as vital to the process as hops or grains. For example, without accurate weighing scales, the final product could change dramatically due to weighing inconsistencies.
In this blog post, we cover the key benefits provided by weighing scales to breweries and distilleries.
There are many industries that require weighing scales, but operate in dirty and damp locations. This means that scales are replaced often, and at a high cost to the business.
But, washdown scales are actually well-suited in these scenarios. They last longer and are more reliable than regular weighing scales, and can also save the business money!
Pallet scales are essential for just about any industry. Palletised goods need to be weighed to ensure vehicles are not overloaded, to ensure value for money, and to be compliant with laws and legislation.
As weighing pallets is such an important task for so many businesses, it’s important that there are as many flexible options as possible. Here’s why choosing a portable scale for weighing pallets could help your business improve efficiency.
In your industry, is it hard to avoid your tools getting dirty or wet? Do you find yourself buying new scales every six months? Fortunately, there’s a standardised rating for that.
This helpful guide aims to explain what IP ratings are, and how they’re used, so that buying your new washdown scale will be as easy as using it. Don't forget to download our free IP ratings chart PDF at the end of the article.
Washdown scales are a popular choice for the food and drinks industry. That’s because, when the environment is wet, damp or dusty, weighing equipment needs to be hardy and, to keep it clean, capable of withstanding regular washing down.
Of course, all weighing scales can be cleaned. But without the protection a washdown scale boasts much more care is required.
Trade Approved scales must, by law, be used when weighing an item to determine its price.
However, despite the use of unsuitable - non-approved - weighing equipment for such a purpose meaning you could be fined £1000, awareness is low. Some businesses only realise when visited by Trading Standards.
Trade Approved scales are essential if you’re a brewer - if you’re pricing based on weight with scales not legal, you could risk a fine.
Our survey earlier this summer revealed that there wasn’t adequate awareness amongst breweries - 88% of respondents believed there wasn’t enough awareness in the industry with regards weighing laws.