More Than Scale Technicians

Scale Technician

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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When Pigs Fly, They Fly on Monorail Scales

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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Preventing Scale Inaccuracy in Times of Inflation


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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8 Ways to Boost Corn Yield

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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The Crop Insurance Audit – Are You Prepared?

crop insurance

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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Nitro Branch Installs Unique Multi-Axle Weighing System

Multi axle weigh bridge

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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Parkersburg, WV assisted Degussa’s Weighing Needs

Degussas 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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