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Industries - Scales for Paints, Pigments & Dyes

Industries - Scales for Paints, Pigments & Dyes

Paints, Pigments, and Dyes Weighing

Our weighing scales and systems help coatings and colorant producers produce precisely formulated products. Our scales can help throughout the production process, as well as in the inbound and outbound logistics of the paints, pigments and dyes industry. Contact us for a quote today.

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    A&D Weighing HV-G Series Bench ScalesThe HV-G Series Triple Range platform scales from A&D Engineering provide counting, percentage, and comparator functions. These versatile bench scales are useful for packaging, shipping, pharmaceutical, and other applications. LCD or VFD display available.
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    Avery Weigh-Tronix ProDec Stainless Steel Floor ScaleAvery Weigh-Tronix stainless steel ProDec floor scale is accurate, affordable and suitable for most industrial weighing applications. The stainless steel ProDec is equipped with hermetically sealed stainless Weigh Bars. The unique Weigh Bar sealing prevents air, gas and moisture from infiltrating gauge and wiring areas.
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    Rice Lake 882IS Intrinsically Safe Digital Weight IndicatorIdeal for Fuel Refineries, Chemical Plants, Distilleries, Textile Manufacturing and more. Rice Lake 882IS utilizes a backlit LCD display to maintain brilliant visibility for user-friendly operation, even in dimly lit areas. Its stainless steel enclosure provides superior protection from the elements. Features: Stainless Steel IP66 Enclosure, cFMus, IECEx and ATEX Approvals, T4 Temperature Rating.
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    Weigh Modules - RL9000TWM Series Tank, Hopper & Vessel Weighing AssemblyRice Lake RL9000TWM Series stainless steel weigh module is ideal for use in tank, hopper, vessel, and many other applications. The low-profile design offers an economical solutions in a competitive market place. The stainless steel construction and welded seal offer additional protection in washdown areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How important is weight to the production of paints, pigments, and dyes? 

In manufacturing, consistency is a key component in maintaining both satisfied customers and a healthy reputation. The same holds true for the production of paints, pigments, and dyes, too.

Creating these products is an intricate process that requires precise measurements. It usually starts with one main color, but the various pigments and dyes that get added must be done so very carefully. The slightest miscalculation can cause a color difference -- and not only lead to disappointment in customers or clients but also end up costing you money. 

Can scales help reduce human error in the production of paints, pigments, and dyes? 

Absolutely. Certain scales that are designed for this industry allow for weight measurements to be taken before the pigments and dyes are poured into the paint. This equipment can measure the specific amounts of each component of the mixture, always ensuring the same result. 

While scales come in all forms, it is important to focus on those that will give you the exact measurements. This is something that will come more easily with the use of digital scales rather than manual/analog. Remember, accuracy is crucial since any percentage of the variance between one batch and another can result in an unmatching finished product. 

Will I need more than one scale for my paint business? 

If you are seeking to get the most precise measurements imaginable then there is a good chance you will need more than one scale for your paint business. Gaining accuracy when it comes to the smallest amounts of pigments and dyes will require a different scale than one that is designed to measure a large container of base paint. 

Even measuring the pigments and dyes to be added to a gallon of paint should involve the use of more than one scale. The idea is to utilize a scale that is created to give you the most precise measurement for the amount of paint or pigment and dye you are measuring. After all, the resulting color has to be perfectly matched so there is no room for error. 

Is there a way to mass-produce paints accurately? 

Yes. With the right tools, you can effortlessly produce mass quantities of paints with the precise amount of pigment and dye so that you have a perfectly blended product. For example, using the Weigh Modules RL9000TWM series take, hopper, and vessel weighing assembly, you can manufacture large vats of paint that will be calculated to give you a large supply of identical colors. This scale assembly attaches to your paint vat and gives you high-precision readings. It is designed to handle factory-type settings and mass production, thanks to durable stainless steel construction and a welded seal that will keep out moisture or product overflow. 

Choosing this method reduces your risk since large vats reduce the need for producing multiple smaller batches for color matching. 

If you have any questions about the right scales for your paint supply, the professionals at Central Carolina Scale can help guide you. Contact them at (919) 776-7737.

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