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Which Type of pH Meter Is Best for Growing Cannabis?

Dec 10, 2018 4:48:20 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Cannabis Scales

Learn What You Need for Proper Readings!

The art and science of growing cannabis has changed immensely over the past few years. Gone are the days when you simply threw a seed into dirt and hoped that through sufficient watering, you’d eventually harvest something. Instead, modern technology has taken over, allowing you far superior insights into the vital aspects of growing marijuana. The most important element of them all is your plants’ growing environment.

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Rules and Regulations: Scales for Cannabis Businesses

Sep 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Cannabis Scales

How to Scale-Up as You Grow Your Recreational Cannabis Company 

As the legalization of cannabis continues to spread throughout the United States, it seems that dispensaries are popping up on every corner. To this point, over 25 states have instituted regulations or are currently deciding on terms to regulate and sell marijuana as a taxable asset. The industry continues to grow exponentially and poses a variety of exciting new business opportunities.

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Optimizing Efficiency and Productivity with a New Industrial Scale

Sep 24, 2018 5:19:55 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Industrial Weighing System, Industrial Weighing Scales

Rethink Your Manufacturing Floor Workflows

It’s a common occurrence. You work at a company and perform the same tasks the same way “just because.” You might have been shown how to complete a particular procedure and took for granted that it’s just the way that it’s done. If it’s how it’s been for years—why change? But what could happen if you rethink a new way to do things?

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What is a Legal for Trade Scale?

Aug 10, 2018 2:18:44 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Industrial Weighing Scales, Legal for Trade Scales

NTEP Approved: Requirements, Classifications, and Applications

When conducting research for what scale to purchase for your specific business application, two of the most popular terms you will see are “legal for trade” and “NTEP approved”. While these terms might not mean anything to you now, they are extremely important certifications for your business. In all commercial applications where the product is sold in increments of weight, it is a legal requirement that the scales being used to conduct the transaction are verified as legal for trade. 

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How to Calibrate Your Mettler Toledo Scales

Jun 12, 2018 3:46:01 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Weight Calibration Service, Industrial Weighing Scales, Scale calibration

Operate Accurately with Regular Scale Calibration

The Mettler Toledo name is very familiar in most industries when it comes to accuracy in scale products. These scales are known for their wide range of industrial and niche scale options—though even their legendary accuracy can’t last forever without help from maintenance and scale repair services. 

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How to Calibrate an Ohaus Scale

May 18, 2018 2:16:48 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Weight Calibration Service, Scale calibration, Ohaus Scale Calibration

Tips to Help You Keep Your Scales Calibrated

When you rely on an Ohaus brand scale in your workspace or lab, you count on it to deliver accurate readings and numbers. Your health, or the health of your customers, might very well depend on the results you use from your scale’s readout. However, unlike more traditional scales, scale calibration for Ohaus models isn’t an easy feat; their level of precision requires an equal level of expertise to ensure calibration results are trustworthy and do not damage the inner mechanisms—an expensive mistake to make. 

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Laboratory Hotplates and Stirrers: What You Need to Know

Apr 2, 2018 4:14:29 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Hotplates and Stirrers, Laboratory Equipment

Top 5 Questions to Ask before Purchasing Hotplates and Stirrers

Whether you're researching or experimenting in your lab, you need to be able to count on your equipment for several important reasons. Beyond achieving results that are both accurate and able to be readily replicated, the right equipment can play a crucial role in protecting your lab staff, building, and even your company as a whole. Hotplates and stirrers are an integral part of laboratory solutions and testing, so it's important to make an informed choice for your needs. Here are 5 questions you should consider asking yourself when hunting for the best lab hotplates and stirrers:

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Top Reasons Why Lab Technicians Rely on Moisture Analyzers for Accuracy

Feb 6, 2018 3:38:38 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Laboratory Scales, Moisture Analyzers

The Advantages of Using Moisture Analyzers and Debunking Myths about their Usage

Quality control procedures across a broad spectrum of manufacturing, packaging, and similar operations frequently—if not always—require laboratories to include checks on the amount of moisture contained in a product. Moisture content plays an important role in products, such as pharmaceuticals, plastics, wood chips, fabrics, paint, body lotion, seeds, tobacco, potting soil, dried fruits and vegetables, catsup, and detergents.

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What Is Affecting the Accuracy of Your Laboratory Scale?

Dec 11, 2017 4:29:20 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Scale calibration, Laboratory Scales

4 Invisible Factors Damaging Your Laboratory Scale Readouts

Scales are much like printers, or computers – tools that businesses put a lot of faith into, but ones that also hold a lot of power over day-to-day operations. Even a small error or malfunction can bring important accuracy –dependent workflows to a screeching halt, and the cause isn't always immediately apparent.

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Your Laboratory Scale: Why Scale Repairs are Better than Replacement

Jul 18, 2017 1:57:55 PM / by Ray Secour posted in Weight Calibration Service

3 Benefits to Repairing Your Laboratory Scale over Replacing It

The scale you use at your workplace is responsible for a lot – accurate data that is used to measure results, calculate components, and make adjustments in a variety of applications. When your scale's calibration fluctuates or shifts unexpectedly, one of the options you might consider is to replace it, as you would with any other electrical device.

Before you start pricing a new scale and making a huge dent in your operational budget, look into repairing your existing scale instead.

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