In 1976, as microprocessor technology was revolutionizing the electronics industry, the originators of the Doran scale design began manufacturing a highly specialized electronic laboratory grain scale. Sold under a private label, the device met the exacting requirements of the National Bureau of Standards and was approved for use by USDA/FGIS grain inspectors. This success led to the development of the first series of industrial electronic scales manufactured and marketed under the Doran Scales name.
These scales, the Doran 4100 Over/Under Series, were designed to perform with repeatable accuracy in the hostile washdown environments found in the food processing industry. The Doran 4100 gained immediate recognition for its speed, durability, and ease of use—a reputation still growing as the industry’s leading stainless steel scale.
The single most instrumental factor that established Doran’s strong position in a market previously dominated by a handful of old, established scale manufacturers was a deceptively simple idea: “Provide the best customer service in the industry.”