Animal weigh-ins are commonplace at zoos all around the world - with the information shared internationally about thousands of endangered animals.
According to Dr Tara Pirie from the University of Reading, “Recording the weights and size of animals in a zoo directly benefits their welfare, and could potentially help in the global conservation of their wild counterparts.”
But how and why are zoo animals weighed, and can a weight reading really help save a species? This blog post explains.
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.
Weight gain is typically associated with eating too much and not doing enough exercise - but there have been many studies which suggest there are more factors at work.
Last year, Marsden published this blog post highlighting 10 things your doctor wishes you knew about weight loss. It highlighted the effects stress and a lack of sleep can have on your weight.
But what other things that might not have crossed your mind may be influencing your weight loss efforts? Marsden investigates.
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.
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.
Last week Marsden officially launched the Patient Transfer Scale at NHS Lanarkshire.
More than 100 of the devices have now been ordered for hospitals throughout the UK, while interest in the scale - and further orders - have also come from Australia, Germany, the USA and New Zealand.
Though platform scales and pallet truck scales are suitable for a great amount of heavy duty industrial weighing - sometimes they are not the most appropriate solution. Which is where crane scales come in.
Crane scales are used to weigh objects suspended from a fixed position. Crane scales are equipped to deal with large industrial weighing applications. Marsden crane scales are capable of weighing up to 20,000kg.