Arlyn Scales' President, Arnold Gordon Published by NISA Meeting and Technical Conference
By: Arlyn Scales
They also work for cooperation and understanding between the scale industry and the regulatory community. Provide a forum for the exchange of information on the technology and application of industrial scales. Coordinate and implement lawful collective action for the improvement of industrial weighing to the mutual benefit of industry, users, the regulatory community, manufacturers of weighing equipment and the general public.
These are the values and standards Arnold Gordon, President of Arlyn Scales has upheld for over 30 years.
The National Industrial Scale Association (NISA), provides a conference for exchange of technical information and applications of industrial weighing with their Spring and Fall Technical Conferences. Topics can include truck scales, railroad track scales, tank and hopper scales, belt scales and other peripheral equipment involved in the process of industrial weighing. NISA offers experts in the industry to present their information to movers and shakers in utilities, railroads and mining, as well as other end-users who are interested in heavy capacity scales.
Arnold presented at the 2017 conference on Ultra-Precision Scales and has been included in the compiled publication of presentations due out Spring 2019.
As a leader in the design and development of technology manufacturing electronic weighing systems for the weighing industry, Arlyn Scales pride themselves in bringing customers the latest technology, superior quality, and the utmost value. Their scales feature many extras that can only be found on competitive scales costing three to five times as much. And shipping factory direct eliminates any dealer mark ups.
The 'Scale of the Hour' was the Ultra Precision Scale.
Arlyn's Ultra Precision scales use SAW technology to measure displacement instead of the strain on the spring or flexure element. A surface acoustic wave is a bulk wave traveling along a piezoelectric surface, such as lithium niobate.
This displacement results in the scale load cell operating at 10 percent of the strain levels found in strain gage scales, with none of the errors that affect the traditional spring element load cell. SAW scales provide accuracies of about 1/100 of 1 percent, 10 times more accurate than strain gage scales, and as accurate as force restoration scales, but at a less expensive price point.
Arnie's presentation elaborated on these 10 points about Ultra Precision Scales in order to foster better understanding and improve the quality of the overall community.
• Higher accuracy, moderate cost
• Standard Mainstream choices
• What is a Surface Acoustic Wave sensor?
• How to use a SAW sensor as a transducer
• Making a practical load cell
• Specifications of load cell - Resolution
• Multiple wavelength displacement.
• Reference sensor
• Sensor numeric processing
• A comparison of specifications.
The publication is due out Spring 2019 and will be distributed to NISA members while being available online here: http://nisa.org/