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Performance Verification & Routine Testing

Performance Verification & Routine Testing

Quality management of your weighing process begins with selecting the right instrument.  After the weighing instrument has been selected and purchased, the manufacturer or service professional will install it and perform an IQ, OQ, PQ.  The purpose of this initial three-step validation process is to make sure that the weighing instrument is properly installed in […]

The Equipment Validation Process

The Equipment Validation Process

What is an IQ, OQ, PQ, and why is it important? An IQ, OQ, PQ is a three-step equipment validation process.  It ensures that your instrument operates properly and is appropriate for its intended use.  The three steps – IQ, OQ, and PQ – stand for Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification, and Performance Qualification. Installation Qualification […]

Gage Blocks & Thermal Expansion

Gage Blocks & Thermal Expansion

Does Thermal Expansion Impact Gage Blocks? Since gage blocks were invented over a century ago, they have been one of the main tools used in length standardization.  Some of the properties of gage blocks include: the material it is made of, its thermal expansion characteristics, mechanical deformation, and its geometry.  Gage blocks are typically made […]

Battling Uncertainties & Understanding the Minimum Weight

Battling Uncertainties & Understanding the Minimum Weight

Every Measurement Comes with Some Amount of Uncertainty Measurement uncertainty is characterized as the spread of values that can reasonably be attributed to the measurement.  This uncertainty can come from various sources – one of the most obvious being the uncertainty associated with rounding of a measurement.  Measurement instruments have a finite readability; thus, the […]

The History of Gage Blocks

The History of Gage Blocks

At our equipment calibration facility, the experts in our state-of-the art metrology lab know the importance of precision firsthand. One measurement that is critical in many industries but seldom touched on is gage blocks, which have been a primary tool for accurately measuring dimension for over a century. The earliest set of gage blocks for […]

Atlantic Scale’s Solution Delivers For Driscoll Foods

Atlantic Scale’s Solution Delivers For Driscoll Foods

  Since 1971 Driscoll Foods has been a premier distributor in the Tri-State Area. Delivering over 10,000 stocked items to customer’s per-day, Driscoll Foods is constantly improving their process to provide quality service. Because of this level of service Driscoll has been expanding. This expansion has led to search for solutions that will make their […]

Staying Current With The Latest OSHA Training

Staying Current With The Latest OSHA Training

Atlantic Scale Brings In Stillwell-Hansen For OSHA Training Safety is as important in our facilities as it is on any customer site, and we certainly take it seriously here at Atlantic Scale Company. As such, we always work hard to keep our team up to date on best practices and to ensure that necessary training […]

Good Weighing Practice Seminar at Pepsi

Good Weighing Practice Seminar at Pepsi

Once again Atlantic Scale sent it’s technical experts out into the field for a Good Weighing Practice Seminar. This time the employees at Pepsi (Valhalla, NY) took full advantage of this wonderful seminar. They understand that accurate weighing helps to prevent product loss which equates to a much higher return on investment. The seminar covers everything from the cleaning of […]

A Look Inside The Mass Laboratory

A Look Inside The Mass Laboratory

Choosing The Right Mass Lab For Your Business There is a lot to be considered in assessing who should be calibrating your balance calibration weights. Not only do you need to ensure the technical competence of the weight calibration provider to ensure traceability and accuracy, but you also need to take into account the weight […]

Gaining A Higher Level of Control Over Your Inventory

Gaining A Higher Level of Control Over Your Inventory

Star Glo Industries was looking for a way to keep better track of their raw material inventory. The solution needed to be simple, accurate and provide complete traceability. Star Glo has steadily progressed to a leadership position in Swiss screw machining, rubber, rubber-to-metal components and assemblies. Complete vertical integration remains their cornerstone in the industry. […]