Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 - Winners have been announced!

Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 - Winners have been announced!

The first Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards have reached the final stage and the winners have been announced. This was the first edition and it has been a huge success. Here are some statistics of this edition of the Weighing Review Awards:

  • 31 Weighing Companies Nominated
  • 48 Weighing Products and Solutions Nominated
  • 783 Validated Votes
  • Votes from 51 Countries

Thanks for your participation this year and we are looking forward to your participation next year.

Here are the WINNERS. Congratulations!

Best Weighing Company 2014 - First Place

Loma Systems/Lock Inspection (USA)
Loma Systems and Lock Inspection have joined forces to become the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing company specializing in metal detection, checkweighing and x-ray inspection systems. With over 100 years of combined experience, our products are uniquely engineered for consistent quality with a low cost of ownership. We have successfully partnered with the world’s largest food, pharmaceutical and packaging companies, located in over 100 countries, to comply with product safety standards, weight legislation and retailer codes of conduct.

Best Weighing Company 2014 - Second Place

HBM - Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Innovative and reliable: HBM provides the optimal Load Cell or Load Sensor for your application. Rely on the competence of the worldwide market and technology leader in weighing technology. Load cells "made by HBM" enjoy an excellent reputation with users throughout the world. This applies not only to the load cells' outstanding precision and reliability. In our production and manufacture of load cells, too, you can trust that we deliver quality in series. When we promise C6 quality, for example, we deliver it in series - unlike other manufacturers who often provide only a small number of specific test samples of the promised quality. As one of the worldwide leading load cell manufacturers, HBM provides you with an infrastructure and partnership you can trust - for both small as well as large quantities. Benefit from the prices we offer. Products comprise:
  • Beam load cells
  • Single point load cells
  • Digital load cells
  • Canister load cells
  • Ring torsion load cells
  • Weighing indicators
  • Custom solutions
Our load cells are used in platform, bench and truck scales of all kinds. Manufacturers of checkweighers and filling machines rely on HBM’s solutions for dynamic weighing applications.

Best Weighing Company 2014 - Third Place

Balanças Marques (Portugal)
BALANÇAS MARQUES (part of Grupo José Pimenta Marques Lda.), with headquarters in Braga, Portugal, is a company with more than 40 years of business in the manufacture of scales, specializing in all types of weighing equipment for retail and for industrial applications, being today one of the main companies in the Iberian Peninsula on these two weighing areas.

Best Laboratory Scale/Balance 2014

XPE Analytical Balance
METTLER TOLEDO (Switzerland) - Static Charges are the single most difficult to detect influence in weighing, and contribute significantly to out of specification results or unstable balance readings. METTLER TOLEDO's new XPE Analytical Balances have an innovative new StaticDetect technology that can automatically detect and quantify influences of static charges on the weighing task.

Best Personal/Fitness Scale 2014

AWS440 Auto-Hold Wrestling Scale
Genweigh, LLC (USA) - The AWS440 is an upgraded version of the APM3CSE NTEP Wrestling Scale from SummitMeasurement.net - The AWS is a 440lb capacity wrestling scale with a fast resolution of 0.2 lb, and is programmed with a weight-locking mode for quick weigh-ins. The scale comes packed in to a custom portable hardshell carrying case.

Best Retail Scale 2014

BM5 Retail Scale
Balanças Marques (Portugal) - The BM5 is much more than a scale, is an innovative concept that integrates, on a single equipment, all you need for your business. The BM5 allows you not only to weigh, but also to get invoices and to manage, always easily and functionally.
The BM5 is equipped with two high resolution screens , making use of the latest technology. The touch screen of 15" for the operator allows a greater capacity and ease of work, resulting in greater agility and efficiency in customer service. The high resolution display for the customer, besides transforming the device into an integration platform, helps strengthen the relationship of trust and transparency with your establishment.
The BM5 has a certified billing and management software, ETPos, simple, intuitive and functional. This is a complete, faster, more efficient and more robust software, whose brand image is the absence of problems, as evidenced by its thousands of users in several countries. With this software truly "bullet proof ", the BM5 becomes a device capable of integrated management, emitting all kinds of legal documents.

Best Medical Scale 2014

Marsden M-430 portable adult scale with Bluetooth
Marsden Weighing Group (UK) - Marsden portable adult scale with Bluetooth innovation. We are the 1st UK company to manufacture/supply medical scales with Bluetooth. Ideal for use in GP surgeries and health centres. Also suitable for health visitors in some instances. It has a 220kg capacity and weighs in 200g increments.

Best Industrial Scale 2014

Siemens Milltronics MSI Belt Scale
Siemens (Germany) - The Milltronics MSI has more approvals than any other scale in the world:
  • General-CE, C-Tick, GOST, RTN, KCC
  • Food-FDA, USDA, EU
  • Hazardous-CSA, FM, ATEX, IEC Ex, GOST-R Ex
  • Trade-Measurement Canada, NTEP (MMI), GOST Metrological, CMC, SABS, OIML/MID
Milltronics MSI is a heavy-duty, high accuracy full frame single idler belt scale used for process and load-out control.

Milltronics MSI belt scale provides continuous in-line weighing on a variety of products in primary and secondary industries. It is proven in a wide range of tough applications from extraction (in mines, quarries and pits), to power generation, iron and steel, food processing and chemicals. The MSI is suitable for monitoring such diverse products as sand, flour, coal, or sugar.

The MSI’s patented use of parallelogram-style load cells results in fast reaction to vertical forces, ensuring instant response to product loading. This enables it to provide outstanding accuracy and repeatability even with uneven loading and fast belt speeds.

Operating with Milltronics BW500, or SIWAREX FTC microprocessor-based integrators, the MSI provides indication of flow rate, totalized weight, belt load, and belt speed of bulk solid materials. A speed sensor monitors conveyor belt speed for input to the integrator.

The MSI is installed in a simple drop-in operation and may be secured with just four bolts. An existing idler is then attached to the MSI dynamic beam. With no moving parts, maintenance is kept to a minimum, with just periodic calibration checks required.

Best Load Cell 2014

PW27 Aseptic Load Cells
HBM - Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (Germany) - Increased efficiency and accuracy in filling systems and packaging machinery with maximum reliability in terms of hygienic and aseptic aspects are the benefits offered by HBM's new hygienic PW27 load cell. For the first time, PW27 enables precise and fast weighing, even in the aseptic production of food, pharmaceuticals and other products.

Best Onboard Weighing System 2014

Onboard load cell H10J
Zemic Europe B.V. (Netherlands) - Over 30.000pcs of our H10J load cells are exposed daily to one of the most harsh environments, being on board a truck.
With the increase controls on the roads, due to high risks and fines for overloading, the H10J onboard load cell has become an essential part of the onboard weighing system. The load cell mounting position is unavoidably exposed to the high levels of shock and vibration that these working vehicles endure on a regular basis. The robust H10J load cell is IP67 rated and housed in an alloy steel, nickel plated, bending beam design with a special adhesive sealing for onboard applications.
The H10J series load cells provide the payload, tare and overload security measurement for tipping vehicles up to 32 tons with vital information that is essential for safety. This means it must comply with rigorous standards and provide high reliability and totally dependable accuracy.

Best Aircraft/Airport Scale 2014

Doran Low-Profile Baggage Scale
Doran Scales Inc. (USA) - Super Thin Scale Base:
The scale base is less than two inches tall. Doran was the first to introduce this revolutionary design using ultra slim components without compromising durability. The standard base size is 29.5" x 32". For NO ADDITIONAL charge, we can manufacture custom sizes from 18" x 18" to 48" x 36" or a total of 1,728 square inches.

Outstanding Durability & Reliability:
A side load and vertical load protection system using rubber shock mounts prevents load cell sensor damage from impact and massive overloading as baggage is loaded onto the scale platform. An advanced electronic design prevents damage caused by electrostatic discharge present in dry airport environments. Easy to Operate Baggage weight is easily read from up to 20 feet on the large, bright red LED display. When baggage is placed on the scale, the displayed weight quickly stabilizes on the main and optional remote display.

Quick and Trouble-Free Installation:
The modular design of the Doran Baggage Scale makes installation a snap! All of the scale's electronics are contained in the panel mount main display—no additional electronics control box to install inside the counter. Simply install the main and remote displays into the counter cutouts and connect the foolproof keyed and locking connectors to the base, and the scale is ready to use.

Best Weighing Instrumentation 2014

WE2111 - Legal-for-trade Weighing Indicator
HBM - Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (Germany) - The new HBM WE2111 is a legal-for-trade digital weighing indicator designed for maximum accuracy. It offers a choice of modern communication interfaces, including Ethernet, USB, and RS-485, which makes it ideal for use in industrial or truck scales.

Best Dosing, Filling and Packaging Solution 2014

LCW Dual-Lane Checkweigher
Loma Systems/Lock Inspection (USA) - Loma Systems offers a wide range of checkweighing systems in the LCW series. Any checkweigher in the LCW series can be engineered as a dual lane system. This unique technology allows processing companies to weigh different products independently and simultaneously. The conveyor can run left to right or right to left, depending on how the processor has each line set up. Weighing two products independently and simultaneously increases production times and is used widely with co-packers. The single, integrated control panel can display reports in real-time for both weighing lanes.

Best Truck Scale/Weighbridge 2014

Weighbridge PCM M1500
Balanças Marques (Portugal) - The PCM M1500 is a modular construction weighbridge designed to weigh up to 80 tons, capable of withstanding the highest efforts resulting of carrying out the more demanding weight, with improved resistance to fatigue. The PCM M1500 is built with metallic or mixed (metal and concrete) modules standardized width of 1.5 meters, enabling platforms set up to 18 meters long and 3 meters wide, with two modules arranged side by side, occupying the entire width of the scale, which eliminates the use of directional louvers, thus allowing a perfectly safe circulation of vehicles. The PCM M1500 has a very reduced assembly time due to the great ease of module fitting and the minimum amount of necessary hardware. Because of its features and quality, the new weighbridge for weighing trucks Marques is synonymous of total guarantee of performance, accuracy, effectiveness, efficiency and durability. Installing a PCM M1500 takes less than a day. It has been developed so that it can be mounted easily with the use of few human and technical resources, through a fully modular factory prepared. The PCM M1500 has the advantage of being easily disassembled and transported for use at another location, with total use of the equipment. Balanças Marques guarantees its customers all the convenience and ease of not needing to hire other services following the acquisition of a PCM Marques, since Balanças Marques provides a full turnkey service. The PCM M1500 can be used in multiple locations and without related costs to construction or destruction of civil work, at least significant, and because it saves the customer from hiring other companies in other related services, such as the CE verification and legalization of equipment.

Best Weigh-In-Motion System (WIM) 2014

Rinstrum In Motion Axle Scale
Rinstrum Pty Ltd (Australia) - Rinstrum's new In Motion Axle Scale is a fast, accurate and economical way to weigh trucks and verify your net payload. The patent pending precast concrete design is semi portable and can be moved from jobsite to jobsite. Contractors, farmers, and plant managers will find this low cost scale indispensable to their operations.
Payload: Always know what payload you are carrying. Roll across the scale at 3 mph and the easy-to-use controller will totalize the net payload for each truck as it passes over the scale. Up to 250 different trucks can be stored in memory. At the end of the job simply print or transfer to disk the total accumulated payload and transaction count. Individual net weight accumulation by truck number is standard.
Convenient: The scale is small so easily integrates into the flow of traffic. No need to stop on the scale. Simply roll across at a constant speed (2-3 mph) and the scale will automatically do the rest. Accurate: On average better than ±0.5% repeatability can be expected. Company testing as well as extensive field trials have shown that with flat and level concrete approaches ±0.2% or better accuracy can be achieved.
User-Install: The In Motion Axle Scale is designed for end user installation without the need for specialized knowledge or tools to save you money. Simply prepare a 12 inch thick foundation of compacted CA-6 crusher run stone for under the scale and make the electrical connection to the controller. Then backfill around scale to make a smooth, flat-and-level transition from the gravel road to the scale. For best performance pour a concrete approach before and after scale.
Economical: About 1/4 of the cost of a full length truck scale, the axle scale is great value for the user that does not have legal for trade requirements.

Best Weighing Software/Solution 2014

TRACS Software for Weighing Systems
Loma Systems/Lock Inspection (USA) - TRACS (Trending, Reporting and Capturing Software)is an intelligent data capture package for checkweighing systems. It provides real-time data to manage and control product give-away and waste. Direct from the integrated control panel, TRACS securely logs data from every single pack that passes across a Loma Systems LCW checkweigher. By inputting the nominal weight and the T1 and T2 set points, users can easily calculate the cost of product give-away and payback as well as identify cost saving opportunities. TRACS for the LCW series of checkweighers has an immediate impact on the bottom line and can often pay for itself within a few weeks. Users can pull easy-to-read graphical charts and reports to identify the source of error while fully complying with retailer codes of practice and international weight regulations such as MAV, LOE and TNE.

No winners for the Best Green Scales 2014

No winners for the Best Kitchen Scales 2014

No winners for the Best Animal Scales 2014

No winners for the Best Train Scales/Weighbridges 2014

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