Weighing Review Awards 2018

Weighing Review Awards 2018

Here are the Weighing Review Awards 2018 WINNERS. Congratulations!

Best Weighing Companies

First place


METTLER TOLEDO

METTLER TOLEDO

METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The C...

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Second place


Balanças Marques

Balanças Marques

BALANÇAS MARQUES (part of Grupo José Pimenta Marques Lda.), with headquarters in Braga, Portugal, is a company with more than 40 years o...

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Third place


Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec is a leading manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technologies. With its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, for over 147 ye...

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Best Laboratory Scales/Balances
Mettler Toledo XPR Precision Balances – Go beyond weighing
METTLER TOLEDO

Mettler Toledo XPR Precision Balances – Go beyond weighing

METTLER TOLEDO has launched its new range of flexible XPR precision balances which are designed to speed up weighing processes, simplify sample preparation and support the kind of process efficiency that enhances accuracy, reduces rework and lowers the costs thanks to features such as user guidance and data management.

New XPR balance models also include the SmartPan™ weighing pan. This innovative pan delivers results in half the time by minimizing air-current effects on the weighing cell for significantly shorter stabilization and better repeatability—even when weighing in a demanding environment such as a fume cupboard, production environment or high-traffic area.

XPR precision balances remove the guesswork from sample handling by guiding users through the weighing process via built-in applications or saved customized methods. The results of each step are displayed on the balance notepad where users can add comments and export data, and ability to print barcode-ready labels ensures results are attributed to the correct step. This avoids sample mix-ups, ensures accurate formulation and creates process traceability.

The new XPR  precision balances adopt additional and noticeable features such as the StatusLightTM on the weighing terminal indicating to the user that the balance is ready for weighing and the digital LevelGuideTM which notifies the user of the leveling status of the balance.

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Best Personal/Fitness Scales

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Best Kitchen Scales

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Best Retail Scales
Balanças Marques BM5 ARM
Balanças Marques

Balanças Marques BM5 ARM

The scale that will take your business to another level!
BM5 ARM is the result of a half-century work by Balanças Marques, the ultimate exponent of knowledge and quality, a product of excellence capable of taking any business to another level.
With top-of-the-line hardware and software, BM5 ARM goes far beyond its high technical skills. It has that something that does not translate into words, but that feels in its presence, never leaving anyone indifferent.

BM5 ARM is a top-of-the-line scale, with new characteristics and features and a bold image. Unbeatable in hardware, insuperable in software and incomparable in design, BM5 ARM is the best scale for a winning business.

Some of the innovations presented by BM5 ARM:

  • Built-in Scanner
  • Sliding Printing Mechanism
  • Digital Level Bubble
  • Motherboard Marques with Dual Core processor
  • Plate with Backrest

BM5 ARM is available in Double Body and Suspension versions.

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Best Medical Scales
Zemic H8C Shearbeam used for hospital beds
Zemic Europe B.V.

Zemic H8C Shearbeam used for hospital beds

Zemic Europe is the centre of competence of loadcells for medical hospital beds. 

The installation of load cells into a hospital bed application requires careful attention if the system is to be safe and accurate. The performance of a load cell depends primarily on its ability to deflect repeatedly under conditions when load is applied or removed. It is a misconception that a load cell can be considered as a solid piece of metal on which hospital beds can be supported. Furthermore, if more than one load cell is used then the deflection and output of each individual cell should be similar on each load point. To satisfy the above requirements, load cells are mainly used in conjunction with special mounting systems rather than being mounted rigidly between application and foundation.

The sensing or spring element of the H8C is the main structural component of the load cell. The element is designed in such a way that it develops a strain, directly proportional to the load applied. The sensing element is made of high strength alloy steel (nickel plated for environmental protection). By bonding strain gages to the precisely machined element, the force applied can be identified in terms of resistance change. The four strain gages are connected into a Wheatstone bridge configuration in order to convert the very small change in resistance into a usable electrical signal. Passive components such as resistors and temperature depending wires are used to compensate and calibrate the bridge output signal. Sensing elements which are subjected to beam load cell types are widely used, in many configurations, for commercial transducers. Shear beams, such as the H8C, offer high strain levels at relatively low forces, which makes them ideal for high accuracy load cells.

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Best Industrial Scales
Minebea Intec Industrial Scale Combics®
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Industrial Scale Combics®

The industrial scales series Combics combines precision with diversity for the pharmaceuticals, chemical and logistics industries. For counting, manual formulation or checkweighing the guaranteed resolution of up to 60,000 divisions provides precise measurement results which minimise production rejection and optimise production costs. Customers choose the perfect industrial scale for their application from three indicator performance levels, various platforms and accessories. Even for hazardous areas there are specifically designed solutions meeting all international requirements.

 

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Best Animal Scales

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Best Load Cells
Minebea Intec Load Cell Pendeo® Truck
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Load Cell Pendeo® Truck

The Pendeo Truck is a digital load cell with DAT (Digital Assistance Technology). Its advanced functions include short weighing times and significant time savings during configuration. The Pendeo Truck stands for easy commissioning, efficient use as well as quick repair and maintenance. The load cell offers a particularly high overload range. A hermetically sealed enclosure allows the unit to be used even under extreme operating conditions.

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Best Onboard Weighing Systems
Zemic Europe Elevator weighing kits
Zemic Europe B.V.

Zemic Europe Elevator weighing kits

Best weighing solution: Zemic Europe elevator weighing kits

The engineering teams at Zemic worked together with key elevator manufacturers to develop a new and innovative solution for elevator overload protection. The elevator manufacturers indicated that overload is a main feature, however it would be more optimized when this could be combined with topics such as energy saving motor management and child protection.

Besides functional requirements our engineering teams were challenged by specific product demands such as shape of the loadcell, installation requirements and specific market requirements.

Zemic introduced 3 weighing kits based on 3 different ways lift / elevator companies are measuring the weight. We offer complete solutions to measure the weight under the cabin, under the cable springs and into the cable springs.

Our "Elevator Weighing System: Cabin" has the following important features:

  • Indicates when elevator is loaded to 90%. 
  • Determines if the elevator is overloaded.
  • When less than 15kg, the elevator doesn't move (child protection).
  • Adjusts engine power required to actual weight.

Our Headoffice in Europe is based in The Netherlands from where we stock thousands of products which can be delivered within 1 day to anywhere in Europe.

 

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Best Aircraft/Airport Scales
Rinstrum R325 Indicator and D323 remote Display for Luggage Weighing
Rinstrum Pty Ltd

Rinstrum R325 Indicator and D323 remote Display for Luggage Weighing

Rinstrum’s R325 Indicator is an indicator specialised in luggage-weighing. The pre-programmed functionality allows for easy monitoring of both the aggregate weight and the number of bags to ensure that preset numbers of bags and weight limits are not exceeded. The indicator and remote display are sleek, panel-mountable instruments, the latter of which allows passengers to view weights. The R325 indicator provides dedicated keypad functions that help reduce operator error. Printing and network communications are provided using an RS483 port.

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Best Weighing Instrumentation
HBM WTX110-A Excellence in Weighing Technology
HBM - Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

HBM WTX110-A Excellence in Weighing Technology

The high-performance WTX110-A weighing terminal is suited perfectly for static or dynamic filling or dosing tasks. It comes with a robust stainless steel housing and is IP69K certified. This makes it the ideal choice for industrial and legal for trade weighing applications in harsh environments or for products with strict hygiene requirements. Industries such as food, pharmaceutical, and chemical will especially and greatly benefit from these cutting-edge features.

WTX110-A can be connected to any analog load cell. Its high-class TFT color display and intuitive PanelX weighing software allow easy and comfortable on-site operation – all at an outstanding price-performance ratio!

Beyond Components - Complete Measurement Chain Solutions by HBM

The allround-terminal WTX110-A can be combined perfectly with HBM's highly sophisticated load cell product portfolio for a complete weighing solution. Additionally, the set-up of an entire measurement chain and calibration can be managed conveniently and independently – either on-site or remotely via PanelX or the WTX mobile app. All along, data protection is completely ensured owing to HTTPS communication encryption.

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Best Dosing, Filling and Packaging Solutions
Minebea Intec Software Application EasyFill®
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Software Application EasyFill®

EasyFill is a particularly cost-efficient software application that does not require complex programming in a PLC. The application is a simple solution for batching liquids, powders and granules. In this process, the electronic weighing system also controls the necessary batching signals (coarse, fine) via integrated digital inputs and outputs. The software has been pre-installed in the weight transmitters PR 5220 and PR 5230 and the weight indicator X3 and offers precise batching results through user-specific and configurable set-point, tolerance and overshoot values.

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Best Truck Scales/Weighbridges
Minebea Intec Weighbridges ProDeck
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Weighbridges ProDeck

The weighbridges ProDeck offer a complete range of products and solutions tailored to individual needs for almost all types of applications. The modular design of the weigh bridges allows to realize all the dimensions in even lengths from 4 meters up to 24 meters. The load cells used are specifically designed for weigh bridges and their cables are electrically, mechanically and anti-rodent protected. Customers choose for their application from metal or concrete structure, various weighing electronics and intelligent accessories.

 

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Best Train Scales/Weighbridges
Weighwell Portable Train Weigher (PTW) for rail vehicles
Weighwell Engineering Ltd.

Weighwell Portable Train Weigher (PTW) for rail vehicles

Weighwell Engineering Ltd has over 30 years of experience within the global rail sector and has established an unrivalled reputation for safety, reliability and quality of service. Weighwell are renowned for the patented Portable Train Weigher (PTW) with hundreds of weighing systems in over 30 countries worldwide. This has led to longstanding relationships with some of the most prestigious rail companies in the world. At the forefront of innovation, Weighwell invented and developed a portable rail scale that has revolutionised the traditional method of weighing rolling stock.
 
The PTW allows for either static or in-motion (dynamic) train weighing with the flexibility to weigh the single axle, bogie (truck) or full railcar with highly accurate individual wheel weights. This is beneficial in highlighting the weight distribution of the rail vehicle or identifying overloaded (or wrongly loaded) trains. The portable train weighing system can be conveniently installed between rail fastenings (from a length of 500mm) with no need for expensive or permanent track modifications. The PTW can operate through an easy to use digital indicator or via the industry leading ptwX software and is an economical solution that will satisfy any budget. The PTW is available for short term hire (one day), long term hire or purchase.    

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Best Weigh-In-Motion Systems (WIM)
HAENNI Strip Sensor WL 400
HAENNI Instruments Inc.

HAENNI Strip Sensor WL 400

The  wheel load sensor WL 400 can be used as LSWIM system up to 20 km/h and has a capacity of 30 ton per axle. Disregarding the influence made by external factors, the sensor itself has an accuracy of  2%.  

The entire system composed of two sensors, one position frame and four levelling mats weights-in at approximately 50 kg and fits into a trunk of a personal car. Due to its light weight, the strip sensor WL 400 is easy to transport and can be used at any time without the need of fixed installation. As an alternative the sensor may be placed into a recess in the pavement for tolling and freight management applications.

The sensor has no display and is completely overrun able. Its signal is sent to the PC via a rugged cable. The further processing, visualization and printout is performed by a personal computer with the software EC 200.

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Best Weighing Software/Solutions
Minebea Intec Software SPC@Enterprise
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Software SPC@Enterprise

The software SPC@Enterprise combines classic filling quantity control with dynamic process control for a wide range of different systems, thereby efficiently supporting quality management of production processes. A centralised data management prevents redundancies: Master data are created centrally in SPC@Enterprise and are therefore available on all devices. An automatic transmission of the measured data to the database esures that all data are immediately available centrally for evaluation and output in production and calibration statistics. With SPC@Enterprise unlimited installations are possible, e.g. on user PCs in quality assurance, shift management or engineering. The application can also be used as a versatile control unit on Windows® Tablets.

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