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corn yield

8 Ways to Boost Corn Yield

You can’t control the weather, but there are plenty of factors you can adjust to boost the amount of corn you harvest per acre. By choosing the correct hybrid for your acreage, planting to the correct depth at the correct time and rotating with the right crops, you can boost your overall yield and ensure…
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crop insurance

The Crop Insurance Audit – Are You Prepared?

You’ve suffered loss, possibly through catastrophic weather conditions, natural disaster, or maybe just an especially dry year that everyone is feeling. But this is what crop insurance is for, you’re not supposed to be at the whim of mother nature in making your livelihood. You’ve gone through the process of filing the claim, and then…
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Outstanding Dealer Award

Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. has received The Outstanding Dealer award from B-TEK Scales, LLC in recognition of excellence in Sales, Service, and Support.
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Multi axle weigh bridge

Nitro Branch Installs Unique Multi-Axle Weighing System

This system is unique, in that it’s the first one Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Nitro has ever done with a multi-axle weighing system; as in three completely separate weighbridges, attached to a single indicator. The indicator referenced is the DD 2050, which also acts as the HMI (human-machine interface). There are actually two of these pole-mounted…
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concrete deck truck scale

Dayton Provides Custom Weighing Solution with Steel Deck Centurion and 2 DD 2050s

A manufacturing customer had a new facility being built in Atlanta, Georgia, and needed a truck scale system capable of accepting payment for recycled shingles. The truck scale system needed to accept credit card payments as well as RF tags for identification for purchase order payments. All data needed to be processed and data sent…
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concrete deck truck scale

Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Mansfield, OH Installs Concrete Deck Truck Scale

Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Mansfield, Ohio just finished installing a B-TEK 80 x 11 Concrete Deck, Digital Pit Scale to a Milling Company in Northern Ohio. The Milling Company hopes to have their new facility up and running by this time next year!
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Degussas weighing needs

Parkersburg, WV assisted Degussa’s Weighing Needs

The system consists of several hardware devices that work in conjunction with a custom software package from ScaleSoft Development, to devise a customized process solution for Degussa Engineered Carbons and their weighing needs. The start of any system is the indicator. In this case, we used two Bilancai D450s stainless steel indicators that we custom…
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Rails replacement

Canton & Youngstown Rebuild 1970s Mechanical Rail Scale

At the Brechbuhler Scales (BSI) Canton shop, we have rebuilt a 400-ton Howe Mechanical Rail Scale. This is a joint effort between BSI Youngstown and BSI Canton. BSI Youngstown sold the rebuild. The scale belongs to a customer of Youngstown. The customer is a castings company out of Northeast Ohio. The scale is a 400-ton…
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weight verification

Youngstown, Ohio Branch Performs Test Weight Verification in Final Hours

A last-minute weight rental solution was provided by the Youngstown, Ohio branch to a Crane facility in northwest Pennsylvania at a locomotive company. B-TEK Scales, LLC, and Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Youngstown joined forces and stepped up to the plate in the final hour to provide 137,000 pounds of test weight for a crane certification.
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recycling company solution

Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Nitro helps Recycling Company Overcome Unique Challenges

A recycling company had some unique challenges we had to overcome due to where they had to place the scale, which was a considerable distance from the sources of power and where the office would be. First off, the indicator used was a DD 1010ic, with a custom truck in/out program, written to produce a…
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Nitro Branch System Overhaul

Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. Nitro Assists in a System Overhaul with Two DD 1050i’s

Phase 1: The customer was in an unfortunate predicament, in terms of their business process, when their very old GE Fanuc PLC system crashed on them. They decided to get the person who originally did all of their logic programmings, but unfortunately, this gentleman passed away several months prior, unbeknownst to them. They were also…
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Farmers Market

How to Choose the Best Farmer’s Market Scale

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are more than 8,000 farmer’s markets operating in the United States and listed in the National Farmers Market Directory. The USDA credits farmer’s markets with accounting for a large portion of the more than $11 billion made in local and regional food sales in 2011 alone, making…
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truck scale moisture

4 Ways a Dirty Scale Costs You Money – With Scale Maintenance Tips

Keeping up with your scale maintenance is the easiest way to remain in compliance, save on maintenance costs and prevent downtime. Although it may seem easier to keep a dirty scale, it is actually much better for business and much more efficient to prevent bigger problems with a clean scale. Here are four ways that…
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Harvest Management

Weighing In for Optimal Harvest Management

It’s important for farmers and agricultural producers to invest in accurate, reliable agriculture scales or weighing systems to determine the exact weight of their harvested product and, thus, the actual profitability of their yields. Although every farmer can benefit, high-volume farmers especially need accurate crop yield data. Having the right harvest weighing system can provide…
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explosion proof scale

When Do You Need an Explosion Proof Scale?

If you work with hazardous materials or equipment, safety needs to be a top priority. In 2015, 38 reported fatalities and catastrophes involving an explosion or fire occurred[1].  Of those occurrences, 61 people were killed. Your company needs to ensure that you can handle materials in the safest way possible. If you transport hazardous materials, then…
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Using Scales to Increase Efficiency

Using Scales to Increase Efficiency in Aggregate Output

Make the Fines that Go with Transport a Thing of the Past. The most obvious savings that will come along with integrating an on-site truck scale into your workflow comes from never having to guess whether the weight of the load will meet road regulations for the journey. This is the most basic reason to…
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building efficiency

Building Efficiency with Emerging Technology

It is no secret that the construction industry lags behind other major industries such as the aerospace or defense industries when it comes to utilizing technology to improve efficiency. Efficiency in the construction industry is really about how to recognize and manage costs, trends, suppliers, and relationships. That sounds remarkably like a Hallmark greeting card,…
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Portable Truck Scales

Avoid Hefty Transportation Fines: All you need to know about portable truck scales!

Scales, whatever kind they may be, are a pivotal part of any transportation business. This is especially so because the value of products transported is determined by weight. They are needed by farmers to weigh their harvest, manufacturing companies to weigh their raw materials and products, and other types of business owners to keep track…
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