Weighing scales on farms are used for a number of reasons - and depending on the application, can have a massive effect on efficiency and profitability.
Last week, we gave you 6 benefits of weighing scales on farms for weighing animals - but accurate scales can also be used for tracking yields, managing feed and trading produce - not to mention weighing farm vehicles laden with produce.
But what are the benefits of using durable and accurate scales on for weighing farm produce? This blog post explains.
In 2014, Marsden became one of the first weighing scale manufacturers in the UK to offer wireless scales with Bluetooth. The M-430BT (now the M-430W) won the Best Medical Scale award at the Weighing Review awards later that year.
The scales were launched to meet a growing demand for care in a patient’s home. By using wireless weighing scales, data can be sent straight to a patient’s smartphone, tablet or PC.
Weighing scales are commonly used on farms alongside other tools in order to aid daily tasks.
Scales can be used for weighing cattle or livestock on other markets - and also perform tasks such as weighing grain or weighing pallets of eggs or other products before they are sent to a retailer.
But what advantages can using weighing scales on farms bring when weighing livestock? This blog post provides six reasons animal scales are important in farming.
Warehouse scales - a term generally used to describe weighing scales that are suitable for warehouse and factory environments.
However, a warehouse scale can be one of a number of different types of weighing scales - scales used for weighing pallets for outgoing shipments, parts counting, weighing packaged goods and even gathering weight information whilst transporting goods or parts across the warehouse.
Government statistics show that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 in England are now classified as overweight or obese.
And this week, the BBC reported that millennials are set to be the most overweight generation since records began. The report is quite timely, since Marsden has just partnered with an innovative scheme that has been set up to help curb the trend of increasing obesity rates.
You told us and we listened. Marsden has launched a new range of IP68 waterproof scales perfect for the harshest environments, following feedback from customers.
Every scale in the range features our brand new indicator, the I-400SS. It’s based on our I-400, the easy to use, hardwearing indicator with a big, bright display that we launched last year. The difference with the I-400SS is its high quality stainless steel casing, which has been certified waterproof to IP68.
Last year, Marsden partnered with Lewes FC: One of the UK’s most forward-thinking football clubs. This weekend, six months on, we caught up with them to see how they were getting on with their Marsden MBF-6010 Body Composition Scale.
The occasion was Lewes’ home game against Greenwich Borough. Prior to the match, three Lewes players and one of the club’s physios spoke to us about how and why they use the MBF-6010. Watch the video below to hear what they said.
A stamping fee is the process undertaken to make a scale Trade Approved - as it ensures the scale has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a certain standard.
As explained in our recent Trade Approved blog post – Class III Approval was brought in to protect the customer. There are certain situations when Class III Approved scales must be used, find out these here.
A stamping fee can also be known as a Trade Approved fee or verification fee. But what is the process and why do scales manufacturers charge a fee? All is explained in this blog post.