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.
Accurate and reliable industrial weighing scales are essential for many businesses.
As is the case with most technological products, over time industrial weighing scales become less and less reliable. Marsden, with over 90 years' weighing experience, encourages backing your industrial scales with a service contract to ensure they continue to weigh accurately.
A service contract will help to prolong the life of your weighing scales, and give you greater confidence in their accuracy and reliability. Inevitably, at some point in the future all scales will reach their end of life. To make sure you're replacing your scales at the right time, here are five signs to look out for.
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...
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.
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.
With capacities up to 20,000kg, Marsden Crane Scales are ideal for heavy duty weighing.
Each of our heavy duty weighing scales bring their own merits, and every environment has a different need which may require a different type of scale.
Crane scales are often compared with platform scales for what they can bring to an organisation. We previewed the advantages of platform scales here – so now it is time for crane scales to go under the microscope. Here are 5 advantages of using crane scales.
If you are in an industry where obtaining a vehicle’s weight is critical for efficiency, safety and legality - axle weigh pads are right for you.
To use axle weigh pads, simply park your vehicle on top of the pads (or drive over, depending on the solution you choose) and view the weight which is displayed on the indicator.
Ease of use isn’t the only benefit of axle weigh pads - read on to find out how they can improve safety, costs and efficiency for you and your business.
We have plenty of high capacity weighing scales available off the shelf, or bespoke scales for even heavier loads. And while our scales have weighed some pretty heavy loads over the years, we were still surprised by the weights of the items on this list.
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