Largest Chocolate Truffle in the WorldFebruary 14, 2019
A few years ago, JP Bowlin provided the scale used to measure Sweet Shop USA’s Guinness Book of World Records‘ record breaking largest chocolate truffle. The chocolate truffle, measuring 2,368 lbs., 3’5’ tall and 12’2” in diameter, breaks the prior record held by Micro Della Vecchia, Andrea Andrighetti, Rimini Fiera, Frabbri 1905, Icam and Martellato by a whopping 600 pounds! While we don’t recommend gifting anyone a truffle of this size, we do wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day!
How To Use a Texture Analyzer in BioscienceFebruary 7, 2019
As detailed in News Medical Life Sciences, texture analyzers can be utilized to evaluate extrusion force in bioscience. “Bioscience Engineering involves the production of a variety of new materials for use in the human body. Just a few of the examples include ophthalmic fluids, dental adhesives, and bone joint fillers. Thus, in order to qualify the performance of these materials, both in terms of their handling as well as final application within the body, it is important to conduct physical property testing.”
Read more about how to use a texture analyzer, and contact us for all your texture analyzer needs.
Protect Your Belt Scales From Father WinterJanuary 31, 2019
It may be 50 degrees where we are, but it’s bitterly cold elsewhere in the United States. Our cohorts at Rice Lake shared an article detailing how to protect your belt scales from Father Winter earlier this week. It is advice worth reading; stay warm out there!
The Importance of Weights and MeasuresJanuary 24, 2019
In 1866 President Andrew Johnson signed into law the Metric Act which officially established a national standard for weights and measures. Recently we came across an article detailing how the Weights and Measures program protects both consumers and businesses by ensuring that equity prevails in all commercial transactions involving determinations of quantity. JP Bowlin is proud to abide by these established standards. Contact us to guarantee that your equipment is precisely calibrated.
Ohaus’ Defender 5000 SeriesJanuary 17, 2019
The Ohaus Defender 5000 Series is a feature-rich line of bench scales that is ideal for production, packaging and general commercial and industrial weighing applications. With its rugged construction, comprehensive yet intuitive software and multiple connectivity options, this bench scale can meet the needs of standard industrial applications. The Defender 5000 features software for parts counting, dynamic weighing, percent weighing, checkweighing, display hold for large containers and can meet traceability requirements. Multiple connectivity capabilities include built-in RS232 bi-directional interface and external input as well as optional RS422/485, second RS232 and AC or DC relay. The durable Defender 5000 has a stainless steel platform, Painted Steel form-and-weld frame, column, and indicator bracket, IP67 load cell, as well as an ABS plastic indicator.
OIML R134 WIM Certification for Intercomp’s LS-WIM Axle ScaleJanuary 10, 2019
Intercomp’s LS-WIM Axle Scale is now OIML R134 Certified for use in Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) applications. Installed in vehicle lanes for low-speed weight enforcement for axle and gross vehicle weights, the scale is certified to Class 2 accuracy up to 5 mph (8 km/h).
Already NTEP certified in the US for static mode, the OIML R134 certified scale features a weighing capacity of 44,000 lb (20,000 kg) per axle which allows users to easily weigh heavy commercial vehicles. Incorporating fully electronic load cells, the scale uses technology that actively compensates for temperature resulting in fast, stable and repeatable weighing. The LS-WIM scales can operate as a standalone system with an indicator situated for driver input, or via a CPU which reports the weight data for integration into other operating systems with cameras or other sensors.
Intercomp’s LS-WIM Scale is installed in a frame 12.5 in (0.32 m) deep, and covers the entire width of the vehicle lane. At 13 feet (3.96 m) wide, the platform is about 1 meter wider than other OIML certified scales, allowing virtually any sized over-the-road vehicle to easily pass over the axle scale. The intelligent scale design simplifies periodic maintenance procedures such as cleaning frame drains in conjunction with calibration, which decreases time allotted for these procedures. Installed in permanent weigh stations, the LS-WIM Axle Scale provides certified performance while keeping traffic moving, minimizing queues and saving time for both scale and vehicle operators.
Happy New Year 2019January 1, 2019
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman
Merry Christmas 2018December 25, 2018
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
May you see joy in everyone around you today. JP Bowlin wishes you the best this holiday season and always!
2018 Holiday Toy DriveDecember 20, 2018
For the second year in a row, we are proud to have partnered with Community Partners of Dallas on their annual Holiday Toy Drive. We provided over 124 pounds of toys (weighed of course with our own certified scale) off their wish list. Community Partners will grant the wishes of over 7,500 kids in the Metroplex, and we are happy to have helped! Community Partners of Dallas mission is to ensure safety, restore dignity and inspire hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services. In partnering with this fantastic organization, we hope that we make the holiday a better day for each and every one of these kids.
Converting a Grain SiloDecember 13, 2018
Recently we converted a mechanical grain silo to an electronic system. Initially the weighments of the 150K silo were done with pivots and levers; we removed the levers and added custom mounts. Adding the load cells enables this system to function electronically.