Custom Air Weighing

January 18, 2018

JP Bowlin has worked with a major military aircraft supplier to create a custom weighing system for multiple types of aircraft.  The system uses hydraulic lifts with load cells under each one to allow individual movement of each landing gear.  This enables us to achieve center of gravity weighing, individual wheel weights and even remove 100% of the aircraft’s weight from the load cells.  The whole process is controlled with a touch screen tablet HMI.

Overhead Load Testing

January 11, 2018

JP Bowlin offers a variety of overhead load testing and verification services.  We offer crane load testing to meet OSHA requirements and proof load testing on straps, chains, and other devices.  We can provide certified testing services up to 100,000 lbs.

Chatillon Launches ForceTest Force Measuring Software

January 4, 2018

Recently Chatillon launched the ForceTest Force Measuring Software which interfaces directly to your digital force gauge enabling you to automatically perform tests and graphs using a personal computer. Test results and live graph can be monitored directly on the screen while the test is running.

Featuring a colorful and intuitive user interface this force measurement software ensures that tensile tests, compression tests, torque tests, peel tests and friction tests are simple to set up. By the click of just a few buttons basic force measurement such as pull to break, pull to limit, compress to rupture and compress to limit is quickly performed.

Adding pre-test questions is simple and results details such as maximum force, average force, elapsed time, limit force and peak force can be set to display in the live graph.

Test results are presented in a spreadsheet format allowing you to analyze data and perform common mathematical and statistical calculations. Results can be exported to Excel. Graphs and test results can also be exported directly to PDF and Word formats.

The ForceTest Force Measuring Software is Windows based and operates using the latest Windows 8 and 10 operating systems. This software is compatible with the Chatillon DF II Series and the previous generation of the DF I Series replacing the NEXYGEN DF software. This allows users of older models to upgrade their force gauges at a low cost.

Happy New Year from all of us at JP Bowlin

December 27, 2017


As Benjamin Franklin once said, “be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

Happy New Year from all of us at JP Bowlin. We wish you nothing but the best in 2018.


JP Bowlin Employees Provide over 100 Toys for Dallas Children at the Holidays

December 12, 2017

JP Bowlin employees recently donated over one hundred new toys, dolls and games for Dallas County children. We partnered with the Community Partners of Dallas to provide gifts for their annual Toy Drive. CPD’s mission is to ensure safety, restore dignity and inspire hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services; in 2016, they provided services for over 20,000 children.

CPD received a record number of wish requests this year from abused and neglected children in Dallas County who otherwise will likely not receive anything for the holidays. The toys provided by JP Bowlin employees will be added to the Last Stop Holiday Shop. This shop provides gifts for children who come into CPS too late to provide wish requests.

We at JP Bowlin are so proud and so thankful of our employees as gifts were sent from each of our branches. Thank you to each and every one of you who helped to make the holidays a little brighter for these kids. We wish you and yours a Happy Holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from JP Bowlin!

Free Minebea Intec Industrial Printer with Purchase

November 17, 2017

Special Offer through the end of 2017 on Minebea Intec Signum Complete Scales – Free Minebea Intec Industrial Printer with Purchase!

The Signum industrial scale from Minebea Intec is a compact industrial scale in which a choice of two powerful technologies is used: SIWR and SIWA models work with a strain-gauge type load cell; the high-resolution SIWS models feature monolithic weigh cells based on electromagnetic force compensation. The Signum offers exceptional performance features and is a very easy-to-operate industrial scale. It is extremely rugged and resistant, and perfectly adapts to any ambient conditions in an industrial environment.

The Signum is highly customizable and configurable, and other options are available; please contact us with your specifics, and we can customize this scale to fit your needs. With a Signum industrial scale, anything is possible: pick and choose your level of applications and different resolutions, and enjoy the benefits of a wide variety of interfaces and options. The Signum is a compact scale built exactly the way you want it – without compromises.

Purchase a Minebea Intec Signum Complete Scale (SIWR, SIWA or SIWS) by 12.31.17, and receive a free Minebea Intec industrial printer YDP 21. 

Minebea Intec Logo Added to Previously Branded Sartorius Products

November 13, 2017

The new Minebea Intec logo looks good on the equipment that was previously branded as Sartorius in their high precision industrial weighing line.  The re-branding process is close to being completed, so if you are looking for a high precision Sartorius industrial scale, load cell or indicator, look for a Minebea Intec product instead

Combics Industrial Scale Now with a Measuring Accuracy of 60,000 Increments

October 16, 2017
All-new precision: The Combics industrial scale with a measuring accuracy of 60,000 increments

A new resolution level of 60,000 d is set to enhance the Combics industrial scales product range of Minebea Intec with immediate effect. By offering this extra level of precision, the global provider of industrial weighing and inspection technologies is specifically aiming to respond to the increasing quality standards of the food, pharmaceuticals, chemical and logistics industries. Users of these products can therefore expect to benefit not only from less production waste, but also from more reliable processes.

Expanded areas of application for increased efficiency

With its high resolution of up to 60,000 increments, the Combics industrial scale is ideal for complying with even the smallest of tolerances, for example when measuring out very precise doses of liquids or powders. “Going forward, it will be possible to register products down to the weight of a peppercorn, which is sure to mean significant improvements in product quality,” explains Christoph Messner, Product Manager for New Products and Industrial Scales at Minebea Intec. For all applications such as filling, counting, manual formulation, individual weighing and checkweighing, aspects such as production waste and cost can be minimized through the use of a single scale, as the new precision level extends the range of application and thereby optimizes the entire process.

Renowned for durability, reliability and flexibility

“Our Combics complete scale was this year’s winner of Weighing Review magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award. The Combics has been a huge success and that’s largely down to its flexibility and quality,” explains Christoph Messner. “Increasing theresolution to 60,000 d was the logical next step to take in the development of our successful industrial scales series, bridging the gap in our range of high-precision weighing technologies.” With its three performance levels, the Combics can be combined in a whole host of different ways and individually adapted to suit customer requirements. This flexibility is afforded thanks to a wide selection of platforms and accessories including printers, roller conveyors, benches, pit frames and drive-on ramps.

All industrial scales from Minebea Intec have been developed to comply with the most stringent hygiene standards in a robust design for industrial applications.

Using a Custom Batching System to Store Recipes

October 11, 2017

A customer who makes additives for construction materials approached us looking for a better way to perform their blending in tanks.  They currently use a manual batching process with tanks mounted on load cells, and they want to keep it that way for flexibility, but they need to eliminate the possibility of operators adding incorrect ingredients to recipes in order to avoid poor quality or scrapped batches.

Our solution is a custom batching system that stores recipes for all of their unique additive blends.  The Rice Lake 1280 indicator prompts the operator with step by step instructions once a recipe is selected.  The ingredient asked for must be scanned with a wireless scan gun and accepted by the indicator before the operator can proceed.  Once the ingredient is accepted, the indicator controls a pump to allow the correct amount of each ingredient to go into the tank.  The instrument keeps track of quantities of ingredients added as well as the total net weight of the finished batch.  Reports for each batch can be printed showing weights for each one.  We are currently testing the program, and we plan to complete the installation as soon as testing is complete.

We love challenges!  Contact us with your special applications!