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concrete batch plants

Prepare your Concrete Batch Plant for Spring

As spring approaches, it’s important for concrete batch plants to ensure that their scales are properly calibrated and functioning correctly. This is crucial for ensuring that the concrete mix is accurate and consistent, which can have a significant impact on the quality of the finished product and the success of the project. One of the…
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Engineered Solutions Installs New Controller for Grain Loadout

The Original Controls: The original controls for the grain loadout systems were the programmable scale indicator/controller model 920i manufactured by Rice Lake Weighing Systems. Each scale had its own 920i controller to perform truck loading, railcar loading/unloading and bin transfer functions. Each 920i was equipped with 16 channels of discrete I/O (110 VAC inputs/outputs) although…
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4 Reasons to Buy a Digital Truck Scale

Reasons to Buy a Digital Truck Scale over Analog Digital load cells are becoming increasingly popular for use in truck scales, and for good reason. Here are a few key advantages of digital load cells over analog load cells: Accuracy: Digital load cells are much more accurate than analog load cells. This is because digital…
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NEXIA Remote Monitoring

The Benefits of NEXIA Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Software Purchasing a truck scale for your business is a big investment. Whether you’re in the agriculture, waste, or recycling business, there can always be scale issues that interfere with efficiency. To ensure your scale is working properly and there’s little downtime, you’ll need to run diagnostics.…
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Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Scale Service Provider

Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Scale Service Provider   Purchasing a scale for your business is a big investment. Once you have the scale, the work doesn’t stop there. Maintenance is essential to keep your scale working properly and maximize its lifespan. Selecting a scale service provider is not an area where you…
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Industrial Services

When to Replace your Truck Scale

  Many industries rely on truck scales for daily use. Without them, it would be impossible to run a recycling business, and they’re also used in mining. As such an important tool, truck scales can go through a lot of wear and tear. It’s important to notice the signs early to prevent further damage and…
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cows in pasture

How to Choose the Best 4-H and Small Farming Scale

Often, we hear about customers that are “stuck with their current provider” or feel that “a software upgrade is too expensive”. These both may be true. However, from our experience, there are three easy signs that it is time to upgrade your current truck scale software.   Wait Times  Do you struggle with wait times and…
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ScaleHouse

When to Upgrade Your Truck Scale Software

Often, we hear about customers that are “stuck with their current provider” or feel that “a software upgrade is too expensive”. These both may be true. However, from our experience, there are three easy signs that it is time to upgrade your current truck scale software.   Wait Times  Do you struggle with wait times and…
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The Infrastructure Bill and Scales

On Friday, November 5, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and it was signed into law on November 15th that year. With $1.2 trillion being put towards physical and social infrastructure – if you are in the industries associated with building and maintenance of roads, bridges, railroads, water,…
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DOT Truck Weighing Solutions

D.O.T. Weighing Solutions for Truck Company

Overview BSI Dayton has a national transportation company that ships truck chassis from a manufacturer in Springfield Ohio to dealers all over the country. This customer needed a truck scale that would allow them to weigh each of their trucks to ensure they are within DOT guidelines. Problem The main issue BSI Dayton faced was…
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concrete mixing silo

The Necessity of Scales in Concrete Batch Plants

Concrete is a relatively simple mixture that without the right measurements, can create big problems for the project it is being used. Concrete is created from aggregate, sand, cement, and water at a batch plant. Scale technology is used at batch plants to verify proper ingredient amounts are combined to produce the desired end result. …
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Scale Technician

More Than Scale Technicians

It may come as a shock that while there are trade schools and degrees for most service professions – such as welding, plumbing, and electrical – there is no degree necessary to calibrate and service a scale. As time goes on, the scale industry has become much more technological and electronic-based. You now need more…
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Monorail Scales

When Pigs Fly, They Fly on Monorail Scales

Overview The customer ran up to 500 or 600 hogs across the monorail system in the course of a day depending on the daily quota. The operator would inspect the hog carcass and check for rejects or compliance issues and correct them if possible. After the operator inspected the hog, they would manually fill out…
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harvester

How to Increase Farming Profitability

It is no secret that prices in every industry have risen over the last 2 years. According to the USDA, food purchased from stores was 7% higher in January 2022 than in January 2021. From raw goods to the finished products purchased on store shelves, saving money and watching the bottom line has become more…
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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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Prepare your Concrete Batch Plant for Spring

By Brechbuhler Scales | January 26, 2023

As spring approaches, it’s important for concrete batch plants to ensure that their scales are properly calibrated and functioning correctly.…

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Engineered Solutions Installs New Controller for Grain Loadout

By Brechbuhler Scales | January 11, 2023

The Original Controls: The original controls for the grain loadout systems were the programmable scale indicator/controller model 920i manufactured by…

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4 Reasons to Buy a Digital Truck Scale

By Brechbuhler Scales | January 9, 2023

Reasons to Buy a Digital Truck Scale over Analog Digital load cells are becoming increasingly popular for use in truck…

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NEXIA Remote Monitoring

By Brechbuhler Scales | January 4, 2023

The Benefits of NEXIA Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Software Purchasing a truck scale for your business is a big investment.…

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Scale Service Provider

By Brechbuhler Scales | December 1, 2022

Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Scale Service Provider   Purchasing a scale for your business is a big…

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When to Replace your Truck Scale

By Brechbuhler Scales | November 3, 2022

  Many industries rely on truck scales for daily use. Without them, it would be impossible to run a recycling…

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How to Choose the Best 4-H and Small Farming Scale

By Brechbuhler Scales | October 27, 2022

Often, we hear about customers that are “stuck with their current provider” or feel that “a software upgrade is too…

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When to Upgrade Your Truck Scale Software

By Brechbuhler Scales | September 1, 2022

Often, we hear about customers that are “stuck with their current provider” or feel that “a software upgrade is too…

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The Infrastructure Bill and Scales

By Brechbuhler Scales | August 8, 2022

On Friday, November 5, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and it was…

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D.O.T. Weighing Solutions for Truck Company

By Brechbuhler Scales | June 30, 2022

Overview BSI Dayton has a national transportation company that ships truck chassis from a manufacturer in Springfield Ohio to dealers…

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