Any Marsden weighing scale can be ordered with a calibration certificate. Most customers who buy industrial scales opt for a calibration certificate - but occasionally we’ll be asked what a calibration certificate is.
While having a calibration certificate for each of the scales in your business is not a legal requirement, it is a piece of documentation that we would recommend you having. Why? Find out in this blog post...
The Marsden M-220 is one of our most popular chair scales ever - but you’ll only be able to get them for one more week!
From hospitals to care homes, the M-220 is used in many environments. It’s Class III Approved so can be ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’, in accordance with the NAWI directive.
Weighing children has been an integral part of monitoring health since the 19th century - when Dr Edward Reynold declared “Nothing is more important in the routine care of infancy than the daily weighing of the child.”
Since then, whether children should be weighed has caused some debate. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver even weighed in on the subject in 2015 - encouraging schools to weigh pupils more often.
A loadcell is a sensor in the scale which converts the weight exerted onto the scale into a signal, which is then displayed on the scale’s indicator.
Therefore, the loadcell is the most important element of the scale (except the display, maybe - without which you wouldn’t know how much weight was being exerted on the loadcell!). It also one of the most vulnerable parts of the scale.
In plastic parts industries, accurately weighing and counting every component is imperative in enhancing productivity and improving quality levels.
Every piece of plastic contributes to profits. Weighing effectively can contribute to improved reliability and traceability, and can also contribute to increased productivity and time and cost savings.
This 7-step guide will take you through the process: from the stage where materials are received through to shipping.
Care home scales are crucial for weighing residents on admission and also for regular monitoring of health whilst they are at the home.
Increasingly bariatric patients are put forward for care homes, but according to this report one in ten care home staff has forced to turn away an obese person due to a lack of bariatric facilities.
Weighing is critical in food manufacturing – it takes place at almost every stage of the production process.
From weighing raw materials to the vehicles carrying finished goods, it’s important that the scales are accurate, reliable and, where appropriate, legal for use.
You can find out more about where and why weighing in food factories takes place, how it can help increase outputs and how it can reduce costs in this free guide – and when you are ready to choose your scales, this blog post can help.
Childhood obesity was back in the news last week - although you could argue it’s some time since it hasn’t been in the news - when the results of new research into the changes in childhood obesity since 1946 were published.
Researchers from University College london and Loughborough University were looking for changes in trends over time, and the potential influence of factors such as social class on rates of childhood obesity. They looked at children aged between 10 and 11, and compared average weight of those born in 1946 up until 2001 taking into account socioeconoomic background.