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Configure your own NTEP floor scale

Configure your own NTEP floor scale | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

You make the choice and we custom build it for you!   Choose from different sizes through 2 x2 to 5 x5 and different capacities through 1000 lbs to 10000 lbs.    You choose every component that suits your needs best...

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A Third Industrial Revolution

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OUTSIDE THE SPRAWLING Frankfurt Messe, home of innumerable German trade fairs, stands the “Hammering Man”, a 21-metre kinetic statue that steadily raises and lowers its arm to bash a piece of metal with a hammer. Jonathan Borofsky, the artist who built it, says it is a celebration of the worker using his mind and hands to create the world we live in. That is a familiar story. But now the tools are changing in a number of remarkable ways that will transform the future of manufacturing...

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Prime Scales GIE Series Floor Scale

Prime Scales GIE Series Floor Scale | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

 $699 - FREE SHIPPING - 5000 lb Certified Legal For Trade NTEP Floor Scale

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What We Really Save by Recycling - Earth911.com

What We Really Save by Recycling - Earth911.com | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
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The 11 Winners Of Our Innovation By Design Awards

The 11 Winners Of Our Innovation By Design Awards | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Fast Company threw a huge celebration of the past year of design. Technically, it was an awards show for our 2012 Innovation by Design Awards, featuring the best and brightest in the industry, judged by the best and brightest in the industry. 1,700 different entities submitted products, ideas, and interfaces that were narrowed to 56 finalists, then an all-star panel of 27 judges chose the winners. Design innovations from bootstrapping student teams and mega corporations were celebrated side by side. It’s a collection of work we’re incredibly proud to highlight.

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Embedding Sustainability and Making it Stick

Embedding Sustainability and Making it Stick | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like an inspired workforce to boost a company’s productivity and returns. While many factors can affect job satisfaction, employees increasingly want to help the environment while on the job.

This summer, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) gathered together sustainability leaders from 23 companies to discuss ways to embed sustainability into their employee’s jobs. Green teams are a common strategy to engage employees in a wide range of activities from greening the office to identifying ways to minimize waste across company facilities. Volunteer green teams exist in many companies, but these activities often compete with people’s formal role making it difficult to attract and sustain engagement.

One solution is to find ways to integrate sustainability into people’s jobs and some companies have come up with some creative ways to do so...

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Terracycle - Bag the Box

Terracycle - Bag the Box | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

In a nutshell, here’s how it works. Sign up for the Cereal Bag Brigade at www.terracycle.net and every time you enjoy a bag of cereal, save the cereal bag and send it in. TerraCycle will convert the bags into fun and innovative products including tote bags, park benches and much more...

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How Call2Recycle Recycles Rechargeable Batteries |

How Call2Recycle Recycles Rechargeable Batteries | | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what happens once a battery is dropped in a Call2Recycle box? Well now you can watch the journey.
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Plastics Recycling Industry Unveils New Tools to Help Grocers Recycle More Plastic Containers - Green Retail Decisions

Plastics Recycling Industry Unveils New Tools to Help Grocers Recycle More Plastic Containers - Green Retail Decisions | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Plastics Recycling Industry Unveils New Tools to Help Grocers Recycle More Plastic Containers

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How Plastic Bags Get Recycled

Plastic pollution is a problem - but the solution starts with recycling everything and anything we can, including plastic bags. Check this out ...

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5000 LB Pallet Jack Scale with Indicator -

5000 LB Pallet Jack Scale with Indicator - | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

This 5000lb heavy duty pallet jack scale can save you lots of time by weighing and moving around the pallet at the same time The forks can go as low as 3 25 so the scale will fit most standard pallets Features Heavy-duty industrial design 5000lb...

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10 Things to Recycle for Charity - Earth911.com

10 Things to Recycle for Charity - Earth911.com | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Sure, you can extend the life of your recyclables by tossing them in the curbside bin, but did you know your trash can also benefit charitable causes? A whopping 72 percent of Earth911 readers said they would be more likely to recycle if it benefited charity, according to our informal homepage poll. So, to help you give back with your throw-aways, Earth911 rounded up this list of 10 common household items you can recycle for charity, conserving natural resources and making a difference in your community.

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Waste Management Jumps into Waste to Energy

Waste Management Jumps into Waste to Energy | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Through innovative technology, waste can be converted into energy that is cost-effective and sustainable. In fact, waste is already hard at work producing electricity and fuel across the country. For example, Waste Management alone currently produces more electricity with landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) facilities than the entire U.S. solar industry.

 

Read on to learn how companies are converting waste to energy...

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Legal For Trade Bench Scale

Legal For Trade Bench Scale | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

500 LB Legal for trade (NTEP) scale with indicator. It is ideal for shipping and receiving and recycling centers.  NOVEMBER SPECIAL  $399 - FREE SHIPPING

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The Carton Council is dedicated to sustainable carton production and recycling practices. Learn more... | Carton Council

The Carton Council is dedicated to sustainable carton production and recycling practices. Learn more...  | Carton Council | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

  The Carton Council is dedicated to sustainable carton production and recycling practices. Learn more...

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Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20

Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20 | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it
Cardboard never ceases to amaze.Having been deployed in gramophones, stereos and even digital cameras, one inventor now believes it can be used...
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UPS Rolls Out Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Vehicles - Earth911.com

UPS Rolls Out Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Vehicles  - Earth911.com | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

As one may imagine, delivery drivers assigned to urban routes spend a great deal of time stuck in traffic jams, meandering through tight corners and stopping frequently on city blocks, which hurts vehicle fuel economy and can lead to increased carbon and particulate emissions.

To decrease the environmental impact of urban delivery, UPS plans to deploy 40 hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs) as part of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, the company announced last week.

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New Tire Contains Natural Rubber, Biomass and Plant Fibers - Earth911.com

New Tire Contains Natural Rubber, Biomass and Plant Fibers - Earth911.com | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Tires are considered one of the most problematic sources of waste, from toxic tires fires to a mere 36 percent recycle rate. While those problems lie in the hands of consumers and waste handlers, one tire company is looking to cut their environmental impact from the manufacturing end.

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5 Reasons Why This May Be The Answer To Our Manufacturing Skills Crisis | AJ Sweatt Logic & Communications – Marketing Communications for Manufacturing & Industry

5 Reasons Why This May Be The Answer To Our Manufacturing Skills Crisis | AJ Sweatt Logic & Communications – Marketing Communications for Manufacturing & Industry | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it
In the heart of the US’ manufacturing heartland, a very special ‘machine shop’ with an equally special ‘shop manager’ just may well have found the solution to our manufacturing skills crisis.
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News :: Donation to Planet Aid

News :: Donation to Planet Aid | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Donation to Planet Aid

 

Recently, Elite Scales donated an industrial-quality floor scale to Planet Aid to assist them with the humanitarian work they do. Additionally, Elite Scales is putting out the call to other businesses to back Planet Aids’ efforts in making our world a better place to live.  “If we all do one small thing, it will add up to a big difference.”

 

Planet Aid is committed to helping poor and disadvantaged citizens of the Earth improve their lives and those of future generations. We support people and communities in the poorest regions of the world through projects addressing health, education, food production, and income generation.

Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization that collects donated clothing and shoes to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world.  Reach them at  www.planetaid.org  and on Twitter @planetaid

Join us as we make a difference…

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Re-Use Ideas for Pallets and Shipping Crates - Earth911.com

Re-Use Ideas for Pallets and Shipping Crates - Earth911.com | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Earth911's Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment. ----Check these Great Re-Ususe Ideas for Pallets and Shipping Crates

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Choosing the Right FLOOR SCALE for Your Business

Choosing the Right FLOOR SCALE for Your Business | When You Need to Weigh | Scoop.it

Choosing the right floor scale can save you money and headaches. Buying a cheap inferior built scale will eventually cost you more money due to inaccurate readings. Add to that bad customer service, and you could end up being stuck with a non-working scale. On the contrary, it is not always wise to go with higher priced scales. If scale functions aren’t used, a company isn’t benefiting from the feature and might as well not have it on any scales they own. What is important is to have the correct tools to do a job efficiently and effectively. This guide includes a check list to help you choose the right floor scale for your business.

 

1. Do you need a Legal For Trade scale? (NTEP approved)

 

This should be the first thing you need to check. If you are running a recycling center or any sell or buy by weight business, you need a Legal For Trade scale. If you use a non-NTEP scale in a Legal For Trade application, your scale may be confiscated by the local Weigh & Measurement officer. If you are not sure please consult with our specialist at 855-697-2253. NTEP is a national certification for the products in legal application. If the scale is NTEP approved, it is legal for trade. If you are in TX, RI, ND or VT, you don’t have to use an NTEP scale, however your scale will still be checked by your local Weigh and Measurement. If your scale doesn’t meet the standard, a red tag will be placed on your scale. You won’t be able to use your scale until it passes the re-check.

 

If you have a few more dollars to spend, it is always a good choice to buy an NTEP scale – even if it is not required by law in your application. An NTEP scale model has been tested by NCWM through their official labs before the certification is issued. NTEP floor scales have to use NTEP load cells and an NTEP indicator. Both components must come with temperature compensation. That’s why NTEP scales are usually more expensive. A well- built non-NTEP scale will also provide great performance in accuracy while NTEP ones can give you a little more confidence. The decision is yours.

 

2. How to choose a good floor scale?

 

Before answering this question, let me show you how scales work: a floor scale has four load cells (sensors) mounted on a scale base, connected with the indicator (readout display) through a cable. The indicator gives 5 volt power through the cable to the load cells. The load cells give the feedback (resistance) to the indicator through different wires in the cable. When the scale is loaded, the resistance changes and the indicator will translate this change into weighing readouts (AD conversion). Obviously the load cell quality is very important. Cheap scales using inferior load cells are never accurate. Although it is nearly impossible for you to check the quality of the load cells from a picture or online descriptions, we still can figure it out by some clues.

 

A good floor scale should use standard 3mv/V sensitivity load cells. It is “sharper” than 2mv/V ones. 2mv/V is cheaper in cost and it may work. However, 2mv/V load cells respond slower than the 3mv/V ones. They are not suitable for high working pace applications. Another issue is: it is very hard to find those non-standard 2mv/V load cells in any dear shop. If one of your load cells breaks, you will probably end up with replacing all four load cells because 2mv/V and 3mv/V are not compatible with each other. All Elite Scales floor scales use 3mv/V load cells.

 

The scale base has to be sturdy enough to hold the full capacity. That’s why a lot of people ask how heavy is the scale itself. It is true, a heavy deck is good for the performance of a scale, but the structure of the scale is important too, to avoid “side loads”. The load cells can work well only if the load is from one direction. If the structure is not good, it will pass the force to the side of the load cell, which will cause serious inaccuracy.

 

The indicator of the scale has three functions: power source, AD conversion and display. A good quality indicator must be used to ensure the good performance of a scale. A bigger display enables you to see the readouts from a distance. A built-in battery can power up the scale when the location doesn’t have a power source. If you use the scale indoors, a bright LED display will be more visible. If you use the scale in sunny locations, then the LCD will be much more readable.

 

3. How to choose a good scale seller?

 

Sadly many sellers try to sell scales the same way as selling paper clips. Some of them just copy and paste descriptions from manufacturer’s website and ask them to drop ship. They don’t know how to use a scale. They haven’t even seen the scales themselves. Try to stay away from those sellers because they won’t be able to help. Buying from them is risky. We think a good scale seller should:

a. Help customers choose the right scale for the application needed

b. Have their own inventory and check the scales before shipping

c. Help the customers with all kinds of questions – including troubleshooting

d. Has contracted local dealers to repair the scales on site

e. Allow customers to return the scales if remote troubleshooting is not successful

f. Improve quality and service every day

 

At Elite Scales, it is our honor to use our expertise to help you choose the right scale, at the right price – with no worries.

 

About Us: Elite Scales has been in the scale business for more than thirty years. While the world has changed dramatically during that time, our business has continued to thrive and be successful because our philosophy has always remained the same: “Provide great quality products and service -- at great low prices!”

 

Today, the Internet is proving to be an outstanding platform for getting the word out globally about our company and our premium products. Via our website, http://www.elitescale.com , we have created a new distribution channel for our quality products. Our website offers detailed product descriptions along with product specifications, images, and in some cases, video clips. This simplifies choosing the right scale for your specific task and industry.

 

We always have around $1 million in inventory – ready to ship any orders from one of our three locations in CA, NY or MN, making it easy and convenient for you. Elite Scales’ professional, dedicated Staff and Technical Support Specialists are always here to help with any questions you may have. They can be reached at our toll free number: 1-855-MY-SCALE (1-855-697-2253). Additionally, live online help is available while browsing our website at http://www.elitescale.com.

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