Another year come and gone, and another visit to ISWM and Pittcon.
With the size and attendance of the conventions diminishing every year.
We wish to express our thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat, we enjoyed the lively discussions!
ISWM Las Vegas, Nevada
Pittcon Orlando, Florida
See us at Booth # 113 at the ISWM Conference – February 20-23, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
The International Society of Weighing and Measurement is the trade association for weighing and measurement industry professionals.
The ISWM is committed to promoting and enhancing the professionalism and success of our industry. ISWM members include
manufacturers and dealers/distributors of weighing equipment, state weights and measures officials and industry end users.
From the finest precision balances to massive railroad and truck scales, ISWM members supply products critical to global commerce,
helping industry to achieve the highest possible standards and efficiency.
See us at Booth # 3009 at Pittcon – February 27 – March 1, 2018, Orlando, FL
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, referred to as Pittcon®, is an annual Conference and Exposition on laboratory science.
It is sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.
The newly improved SEK Series is now equipped with Limit Data Memory Storage. This means that you can save up to 10 product HI-LO-GO memories in a designated memory location on the numerical keypad. The unit can be set up by supervisory staff, enabling operators to only access the correct data on the keypad, keeping the important decisions in the hands of the supervisor.
The SEK is ideal for checkweighing or batch counting, even in noisy factories. The highly visible, three colored light tower provides excellent HI-LO-GO capability in less than ideal conditions. The target weight or count is easily set using the keypad, and results are clearly displayed on the light tower as well as on the display. This high resolution weigher is ideal for exacting applications in any industry. The SEK uses an AC power cord for both the tower and to charge the internal rechargeable battery.
This series includes featers such as a HI-LO-GO check status indicator with programmable audio output, zero tracking, digital motion filters for adverse environmental conditions, easy calibration, RS232 interface, and smart power-save for battery conservation.
Demonstration of the Limit Data Memory Storage Function
You will notice that the “Swoosh” in the logo connects the two “I”s in Intelligent. The two “I”s stand for Innovation and Ingenuity”.
“Intelligent weighing” is the direction all laboratory and high precision industrial facilities have been going in for years. We support critical applications with products that connect to your facility.
We concentrate on one field—weighing technology—so all you have to do is plug in your weighing instrument and go… with confidence.
That is why world leaders in balance and scale manufacture trust us to be their exclusive distribution partner in North America.
What sets you apart from other suppliers?
In industries as diverse as Life Sciences, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, there is a common denominator. Whatever the weighing application, if it needs to be done, it needs to be done right. From animal weighing to formulation to moisture analysis—the quality of the end product depends on the quality of the weighing results.
Intelligent-Lab balances and Intelligent-Weigh scales deliver the results you insist on—and they do it with ease. Covering all aspects of weighing from simple, easy to use LCD displays to full graphic—application specific displays with multi language capability, this exclusive line is creating quite a stir.
Our products are designed and manufactured by industry experts and are solidly built from the ground up with superior engineering and components for exacting results. The Intelligent-Lab and Intelligent-Weigh lines deliver the level of quality you depend on.
The Intelligent-Lab line includes analytical and top-loading balances equipped with either simple or full function displays, as well as moisture analysis balances. Many offer automatic internal calibration and offer a huge list of dedicated application software.
The Intelligent-Weigh line includes high precision bench scales through to counting and check-weighing scales.
Intelligent Weighing Technology is an international provider of a complete range of high-quality laboratory balances, industrial scales, load cells, and weighing accessories to the North American dealer market. Its leadership team has more than 70 years’ experience in the weighing and measurement business, both in the USA and worldwide.
With its 8,000 square foot facility located in Camarillo, CA, Intelligent Weighing Technology offers a high level of product inventory for faster shipping. But we don’t just ship product. Every weighing instrument that leaves this building has been checked out and calibrated by our expert staff to make sure you get the best product available. Built on a cornerstone of quality, precision, and service, Intelligent Weighing Technology provides its customers with the equipment they need, right on time.
The 10:1 Rule
When calibrating an instrument, we’re told to always use standards, masters or reference materials whose accuracy is 10 times as great as that of the unit under test.
Anyone who has learned about calibration and traceability in the last 100 years has been taught the 10:1 principle. This ratio, 10 to one, is usually referred to as the test accuracy ratio (TAR) or test uncertainty ratio (TUR), and conventionally describes the ratio of the accuracy of the unit being calibrated to the accuracy of the standard used for the calibration.
The Other 10:1 Rule
There is another 10:1 rule which says that when one is trying, for example, to weigh 1 mg (or 0.001 g), they need to move the decimal over one place and weigh 1 mg on a 0.0001 g analytical balance, not a milligram balance. Hence the 10:1 principle.
Do note that all balances have errors, and that it is unsafe practice to weigh at the bottom of the readability range. The recommended minimum load for a model LS 320 C with a readability of 0.001 g (see data sheet) is 0.01 g. The repeatability and linearity errors on an LC 320 C are +/- 0.001 g and 0.0015 g respectively. Weighing one milligram on this balance could mean an error of 100%!
The accepted method of recommending a balance readability is the 10 to 1 rule. If you want to weigh 0.1 g you need to be using a 0.01 g balance. If you want to weigh a milligram (0.001 g) you need to move to a 4 place balance (0.0001 g).
We recommend that if a customer wishes to weigh 0.1 g then he should move to a balance with 0.01 g readability. For instance, we would recommend the model PBW-3200 as our lowest cost 0.01 g balance. Many of our customers do not, at first inquiry, understand this message.
Please note: the above recommendations do not only apply to Intelligent Weighing Technology products, but apply to all balances, whatever the manufacturer.
We believe in giving back to our community, not only by creating jobs (see our blog on bringing assembly back to the USA), but also by donating to the less fortunate members of our community. We wished to find something local to us here in Camarillo, Ventura County, CA.
Because of this we have elected to support the Ventura County Rescue Mission. Our financial gift is used in their refuge, recovery, and restoration program to provide food, shelter, clean clothes, and substance abuse recovery programs to the homeless. The mission also gives spiritual guidance and support to find a path to God.
The mission is able to provide a full meal at a cost of only $2.05 thanks to food donations and volunteer support. Those of us in Ventura County can also support the mission by shopping at their thrift store, where 100% of the proceeds go straight to helping the homeless become productive citizens again.
Another great program within the Rescue Mission Alliance is The Lighthouse for homeless single women and mothers with children. Nothing saddens our hearts more than the lost potential of children who find themselves on the streets due to the unfortunate circumstances of their parents. It is our hope that with each donation, we give someone a brighter future they otherwise wouldn’t have had.
Ventura County Rescue Mission
234 E. 6th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030