Traditional vs. Electronic Weigh Scale Calibration
June 9, 2017
Decrease downtime and increase safety with electronic weigh scale calibration
The advantages of electronic weigh scale calibration include decreasing downtime and increasing safety, while maintaining necessary compliance standards. Here is a comparison of traditional versus Hardy C2 electronic weigh scale calibration:
Comparison of Calibration Methods
Traditional Calibration Methods
- Time Consuming – multiple weights need to be tested repeatedly.
- Costly – Downtime, disruptive to production and people, affecting manufacturing supply chain.
- Higher Risk – The process can create unsafe conditions for operators and the person doing the calibration depending on the capacity of the scale being calibrated.
- Compliance – Calibration is traceable to certified test weights and instruments meeting requirements for Quality Management (e.g. ISO 9001).
Electronic Calibration – Hardy’s C2 Calibration
- Fast – Hardy C2 calibration can be completed without local test weights in less than 30 seconds.
- Reduce Downtime – this method helps to sustain or drive production (OEE) up and cost down.
- Increased Safety – Requires fewer test weights and provides safer conditions for operators and the person doing the calibration.
- Compliance – The calibration is traceable to certified test weights and instruments meeting requirements for Quality Management (e.g. ISO 9001).
C2 Calibration is a technology that comes with all Hardy’s weigh scale equipment whether it be a standalone unit or one of the in-chassis weigh module cards for the Allen Bradley CompactLogix or ControlLogix platforms. C2 works with single point or multipoint load cells designed and manufactured by Hardy Process Solutions.
Watch Hardy’s video demonstration of their C2 Calibration vs Traditional methods:
If you want to know more about Hardy’s C2 Calibration check out their case study: http://www.hardysolutions.com/tenants/hardy/documents/C2_calibrationCaseStudy.pdf
Northern California is flush with diverse process solution applications. From the food and beverage industry in Salinas to life sciences in the San Francisco Bay Area to oil and gas in Contra Costa County, accurate weigh scale calibration is critical to these processes.