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A Scrap Of Time

I grew up in a sweetshop, watching my father weigh out the treats and candy from huge glass jars. He always used a set of antique brass scales, and I inherited them when he closed the shop down as he retired. They turned into the beginning of a huge collection, and now I have hundreds of examples of antique and vintage scales and other weighing equipment. I've started this blog to give me a space to chat a little about what I love about them, how to look after them and where you might find some of your own--complete, of course, with plenty of stories about my own collection!

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Why Add a Dynamic Checkweigher to Your Despatch Line?
15 April 2021

If your products contain multiple parts or compone

3 Ways In-Line Ordering Will Boost Your Restaurant
7 May 2018

It Cuts Down Wait Times No one wants to stand arou

Why You're Not Calibrating Your Medical Scales Enough
13 July 2017

How often do you calibrate the scales at your medi

Why Add a Dynamic Checkweigher to Your Despatch Line?

If your products contain multiple parts or components, then you need to ensure that every package that leaves your facility is complete. You have to check that every box contains all of its parts. To make this process easier, you can install a dynamic checkweigher on to your despatch conveyor line. How do these scales work and what are the benefits of using them? What Are Dynamic Checkweighers? Checkweighers check the weight of an item against a pre-set measure. Read More 

3 Ways In-Line Ordering Will Boost Your Restaurant

It Cuts Down Wait Times No one wants to stand around in a queue when they're hungry, which is why long wait times are one of the most common causes of lost customers (especially during peak hours). In the past, tackling wait times was costly. However, nowadays, there's no need to hire extra staff or build a bigger premises—you can keep the wait short with an in-line-ordering POS system. If your servers take customers' orders in the queue, their meals will already be cooking by the time they reach the takeout collection area or are seated. Read More 

Why You’re Not Calibrating Your Medical Scales Enough

How often do you calibrate the scales at your medical facility? If it's less than annually, you need to get them calibrated more often. Inaccurate scales present a range of problems and can be dangerous to patients. If you make a medical error as a result of a an incorrect weigh-in, you could have a lawsuit on your hands. Scales become inaccurate more often than you'd think--even if they're the best of the best. Read More