Brecknell ElectroSamson Official Scale of Major League Fishing

Brecknell recently announced their new partnership as the official scale sponsors of Major League Fishing’s 2013 event. Major League Fishing is one of the new highlights of the sporting calendar for many anglers, with 24 of the world’s premiere competitive bass fishing anglers coming together to compete in high-intensity angling competitions over the month of September. With the ‘New Game, New Rules and No Limits’ slogan, the competition winner is the competitor with the highest total weight caught over the course of the competition.

With accuracy and weight being the key deciding factor for the victor, Major League Fishing chose Brecknell’s ElectroSamson as the best portable scale for the job. So, if you’re in the market for a digital fishing scale that is both portable and affordable, this is your ideal weighing solution.

The ElectroSamson is a hand held electronic digital balance which can be used for hand-held weighing, with or without the weigh handle, or suspended weighing. Ideal for anglers and other sports, the highly portable ElectroSamson allows you to switch from kg/lb/oz, has a bright LED display and comes in three capacities to suit your needs. Click here for an entire brochure of the angling scales from Brecknell. For more information contact us at 919-776-7737.

Cardinal Scale LB Series Load Bars Now Available

cardinal scale load barsIf you’re in the market for a set of professional weigh beams or load bars then you have found the set of scales for you. Cardinal Scale’s new USA-made LB series load bars are manufactured for versatile use underneath a variety of farm weighing applications, including alleyway platforms, cages, squeeze chutes, bins, hoppers, and other types.

The Cardinal LB series feature rugged structural steel tube frame construction with extra-wide foot plates on each end and receiver tabs on top, plus four Cardinal USA-made model TB 2500-lb stainless steel load cells with adjustable support feet. Standard sizes come in 24, 36, and 48 inch lengths, plus custom sizes are available. Select from either 2,500 or 5,000-lb capacity models. These electronic scale bases provide an economical approach for ranchers and farmers with nearly limitless agricultural weighing applications!

The load bars require a firm level surface and a rigid crate or platform. There is no summing box required, and they are accurate to within +/- 1%. Included cables run 12 ft. between the load bars and 20 ft. for the indicator (indicator sold separately). If you’re interested in more information on this exciting new product, please contact us at 919-776-7737.

So You’re Looking For Cheap Veterinary Scales?

Cheap Veterinary ScalesQuite often we are asked for a set of “cheap vet scales to weigh my ______ (fill in the blank)”.  It could be dogs, cats, llama, alpaca, pigs, sheep, goats, etc… Unfortunately these days when you say the word cheap or affordable or low cost, you almost always have to supply scales that are made in China. And of course when you talk about electronics from overseas, you can get a wide range of quality.  As for made in the USA, we do have some American Made veterinary scales from Detecto if anyone is interested but they are more expensive.

So, assuming you still want to stick with the “affordable” vet scales, let’s take a look at a few of the imported vet scale models currently available that we like.

The Weighsouth VS-2501 vet scale is a heavy duty vet scale that is a really good scale for many applications. This scale is well built and one of our favorites in this market. The price is good and the quality and durability have been impressive. As you can see from the pictures in the link above the scale has a nice digital indicator and adjustable feet.

The Brecknell line of animal and livestock scales is very impressive. They have several smaller scales for weighing small animals. They have three different sizes of the PS500 which are great for vet hospitals. If you need a larger platform and capacity, they offer the PS1000 which has a 1000 pound capacity and 55″ x 20″ platform, the PS2000 which is a larger 59″ x 30″ platform with 2000 pound capacity and the PS3000 with 3000 pound capacity and 39″ x 78″ platform.

The LVS 700 digital scale is an affordable choice especially for individuals looking to weigh their animals at home. The scale is easy to use and the display is easy to read. We have the standard size of this scale and we also have a “Extra Large” version of this scale which is slightly bigger. The platform has small wheels on one end and a handle so it can be carefully transported to another nearby location if needed.

So which vet scale should you purchase? Our suggestion is to contact us and we can walk you through the pros and the cons of each animal scale that we offer. We have sold all of these scales over the years and have experience with them, either directly or through our customers reviews. Give us a call and we can review each of the items with you and make sure that you get the correct vet scale for your particular application. Our main phone number is (919) 776-7737 and the website is www.centralcarolinascale.com if you prefer to email us.

Agriculture and Farming

Scales are very important to almost every business in existence. When checking goods in, monitoring processes, or quantifying products for sale, weight measurement is a vital tool in controlling costs, maintaining quality, and assessing efficiency.

Weighing is an essential part in the Agricultural and Farming products industry. Whether tracking arable yields, managing feed ingredients and livestock performance, or trading in raw agricultural produce such as wheat, rice, lentils/pulses, sugar-cane, tea or spices, weighing is critical to your bottom line. Platform scales, truck scales, weighbridges and other scales from Avery Weigh-Tronix are tough enough to deliver accuracy in the farm industry and collect this vital information accurately at every step of the way without slowing down your operation.

Products designed specifically for agriculture and on-farm applications will be found on our website, be sure to see the livestock section, truck scales, indicators and ag scales sections.

Scale for Weighing Horse

Salter Brecknell PS3000 scale for weighing horses is accurate and reliable and a great choice for accurately weighing horses and other larger animals. The PS3000 scale helps to remove the guesswork when treatments or administration of feed needs to be closely monitored.

The Salter PS3000 horse weighing scale is accurate and affordable. The PS3000 is an ideal way to accurately weigh horses and other larger animals and helps to give accurate animal weights for treatments or administration of feed needs to be closely monitored. The PS3000 features a generous capacity of 3,000 pounds which makes it ideal for a wide range of horses. The full size 39.37″ W x 78.75″ L x 3.93″ H platform is large and makes weighing easier. The scale is large enough to avoid making animals skittish while weighing. Supplied with plywood mounting holes to allow customers a quick and simple way to fit their own plywood top to help reduce noise and risk of animals slipping. Can also be used in other general weighing applications to aid loading and unloading.

The digital weighing indicator includes a Hold function for single user weighing. The easy to use hold feature enables the scale to capture the weight and retain it while you tend to the animal. Battery operation is included for remote locations. This supplies full function with no AC power attached. AC adapter is included for charging or full time operations. Detachable indicator makes battery charging easy. This allows the indicator to be removed and taken to an AC power outlet for charging. No need to move the entire scale to the power source. Durable design for rigorous applications. This scale will insure years of use in even challenging environments.

What does Class III refer to when discussing NTEP requirements?

Handbook 44 from NIST spells out rules and regulations for the weighing industry and separates weighing devices into five accuracy classes. Depending on the number and value of scale divisions, equipment can be either class I, II, III, IIIL, or IIII, with Class I having the highest precision. All Legal-for-Trade scales fall under one of these five classes.

Table 7a of Handbook 44 breaks down the description of each class. Class III states: “All commercial weighing not otherwise specified, grain test scales, retail precious metals and semi-precious gem weighing, animal scales, postal scales, vehicle on-board weighing systems with a capacity less than or equal to 30,000 lb, and scales used to determine laundry charges.”

What it’s saying basically is anything that doesn’t fall elsewhere would go here, providing the device meets the criteria for the quantity and size of divisions. Class III covers many different types of scales. It’s a bit of a catch-all. Produce scales would be one type of Class III application. While some jewelry scales are Class III if the Continue reading

Animal Scales don’t have to cost a fortune

The LVS-700 Vet Scale features a large easy to clean 38″ x 20″ stainless platform with four loadcells underneath. The max capacity of the system is 700 pounds. The remote display with large LCD gives easy viewing. The display can be used on a desk top or wall mounted with the included hardware. The VS-700 runs on regular AC power or AA batteries and features a Hold function, Rubber Mat Included, Wheels Included, Carry Handle Included, and is best of all the scale is Affordable AND Reliable.

Medical Scales

I took a tour recently of a local pediatrician office. Unlike the other people on the tour, I was actually sneaking a peek at what scales the doctor’s office had.  I was able to see a digital Detecto Medical scale along with a couple of digital baby scales. There was also a separate stand alone height rod in the weighing station for the kids.  All the weighing equipment seemed to be in good condition and it appeared that the scales had calibration stickers on them stating that the scales had been checked for accuracy on a consistent basis. Continue reading

CUSTOM SIZED FLOOR SCALES MANUFACTURED

Need odd sized floor scales for unique applications or to fit an existing pit without modifying it? Have special loading requirements? Point loading? Let us quote and design a custom floor scale for you or your customer!

Due to the unique engineering and manufacturing capability at our suppliers facility in Terre Haute, Indiana; we are adept at providing special designs at standard pricing, usually with only 3 to 4 week lead times. Continue reading

PC Software captures Data from Digital Scales or Balances

Recently Adam Equipment introduced AdamDU Data Collection Software, a new software utility that collects balance and scale data for immediate analysis or for exporting to other applications such as spreadsheets. The software is easy to set up and can record data from up to eight Adam Equipment balances and scales simultaneously. AdamDU is also capable of providing graphing and statistic analysis for the collected data.

Customers are asking for easy ways of sending their scale data to the computer and with the Adam software package, it couldn’t get any easier. The software is designed to work with most Adam balances and scales, without needing complex programming skills. Continue reading