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Can Argentina avoid another default?

World News - 07/30/14

It's going right down to the wire -- Argentina has just hours to avoid a second debt default in 13 years that could plunge the country into turmoil.

BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty

World News - 07/30/14

Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.

Kim Kardashian's game makes $700,000 a day

World News - 07/30/14

Kim Kardashian is famous for doing nothing. Now she's got a game that's pulling in $700,000 a day where players have to do, well, nothing.

Walmart: 'Going to a very dark place'

World News - 07/30/14

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Stocks end mixed after pops and drops

World News - 07/30/14

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The 5 'worst' consumer complaints

World News - 07/30/14

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Russia blames trading halt on software glitch

World News - 07/30/14

Trading in Russia's largest stock market was interrupted Wednesday for nearly two hours due to an apparent software glitch.

Federal Reserve stays on cruise control

World News - 07/30/14

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Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas

World News - 07/30/14

Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a problem with its transmission that could cause the car to be in a different gear than shown on its display.

No hot sauce for Buffalo Wild Wings stock

World News - 07/30/14

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This is Instagram's answer to Snapchat

World News - 07/30/14

If you can't buy them, copy them.

Supercombos and 'Big Slabs:' Nine unhealthiest restaurant meals

World News - 07/30/14

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Amazon's Fire Phone: a shopping device that makes calls

World News - 07/30/14

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'Brutally honest' cover letter leads to job

World News - 07/30/14

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Facebook doing away with annoying requests to send friends gift cards

World News - 07/30/14

Facebook is getting out of the business of gift card peddling.

Netflix and AT&T strike deal to boost streaming speeds

World News - 07/30/14

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GM sued by more than 600 recall victims

World News - 07/30/14

More than 600 victims of crashes involving recalled General Motors cars have gone to federal court seeking compensation from the automaker.

Weddings? Babies? Now college kids are registering for gifts too

World News - 07/30/14

Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

U.S. losing tech talent to Canada

World News - 07/30/14

The land of the free isn't catering to talented techies quite like our neighbors to the north. So many entrepreneurs have given up on navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system and are heading to Canada to launch their startups.

Big bankers: Wait 7 years for your bonus

World News - 07/30/14

It's time to get tough on high-rolling bankers. For real this time.

UL Certification for the USA and CANADA markets

Industry News - 07/23/2014

UL Certification for the USA and CANADA markets 

Laumas is pleased to announce the conclusion of the process that led to the obtaining of the UL certification for their weight indicators and transmitters. Achieving this milestone will allow Laumas to spread their products more easily on the North American market.

UL is an independent leading organization in the field of safety certification of products for the North American market. The UL mark is the single most recognized and accepted safety mark in the United States and Canada.

The set of weight indicators and transmitters: TLB, TLB4, TLB8, TLE, TLS, THFPROFI, TLU, TLL, TLM8, W100, W200, WDOS, WDESK, WINOX, WTAB, have obtained the UL Recognised specific mark components in accordance with the Canadian and U.S. electrical safety requirements.

UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition, 2011-12-19 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements) CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Edition, 2011-12 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements).

WEBLAU Web Server Master

Industry News - 07/23/2014

WEBLAU Web Server Master 

WEBLAU is the new Web Server Master proposed by Laumas, for Omega/DIN rail mounting suitable for back panel; this device displays the weight of up to 8 W/TLB series indicators/transmitters, connected to RS485 with MODBUS RTU protocol.

The instrument is equipped with an Ethernet TCP/IP port to which connect via Internet by PC, smartphone or tablet, for accessing a website to display the value of net/gross weight, status, and manage the operation of instruments connected to the same RS485 network (up to 8 instruments).

Using the new device WEBLAU, it’s possible checking and changing via internet the setpoint values set ??and send remote the main commands (semiautomatic tare, semi-automatic zero setting, E2PROM saving, etc..). The WEBLAU series is a useful support for all installers/dealers of Laumas weighing instruments as it makes easier the remote maintenance, allowing to control wherever, the instruments status including the possible anomalies.

A Loss to the Industry

Industry News - 06/24/2014

It is with shock and great sadness to learn that the scale industry has so unexpectedly lost one of it's own. Enrico Danise contributed much to so many....

Straightpoint adds 3 New Distributors in Europe & North Africa

Industry News - 06/11/2014

Straightpoint, the world 'heavyweights' in the design and manufacture of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells, is pleased to announce that it has selected Traction Levage in France, Cargo Flet Blasant in Spain and Atelier EMH in North Africa as its new distributors, joining its team of 40 global partners. They will be marketing, selling and distributing all products that are offered by Straightpoint in their respective countries....

 

NCWM Reports that Consumers Are Getting Short-Changed on Bagged Landscape Mulch

Industry News - 05/21/2014

The National Conference on Weights and Measures requested states to investigate concerns raised within the mulch manufacturing industry that consumers are not getting the full amount that they pay for when purchasing the bagged products. State and local weights and measures officials in multiple states validated those concerns by inspecting and issuing stop-sale orders on thousands of bags of mulch because they contained less than advertised on the label. 

Stop falsification of Cocoa Weighing Scales

Industry News - 05/19/2014


The Jomoro Cocoa Farmers Association (JCFA) has called on the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to clamp down on licensed buying-companies (LBCs) falsifying cocoa beans weighing scales to cheat farmers....

 

Accurate Weighing Scales in markets sought

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her son Camarines Sur Rep. Dato Arroyo have filed a measure which seeks accurate weighing scales in public markets in the country.
The Arroyos also referred their measure, House Bill No. 874, to the Committee on Trade and Industry......

DCL intensifies weigh scales monitoring

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Dubai: Standardised weighing scales across supermarkets, butcheries and other food retailers will come into place this year, the civic body confirmed....

It's a Weigh of Life

Industry News - 05/19/2014

MEET Andrew Wong, an energetic young man who knows literally everything about weighing scales.

Even at a tender age of 10 — when other children were busy with their hobbies — the boy was already learning about the functions of the machine from his father. Read more...

Pennsylvania Scale is on the Move!

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Pennsylvania is expanding and moving to a larger facility in Spring of 2014.

Scale Industry Complaints on the Rise over False Advertising and Counterfeit Imports

Industry News - 04/01/2014

NCWM reports that business owners shopping for commercial scales on the internet are increasingly at risk of being duped by false claims of NTEP certification for scales and scale components, a requirement for most states. Accusations by scale dealers of counterfeit imports are also on the rise....

Kenya WIM system cuts four days off journey times

Industry News - 04/01/2014

Shem Oirere looks at how weigh-in-motion is helping to streamline the trucking industry in Kenya.

Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, is streamlining trucking operations on its section of the 8,800km Northern Corridor. It is both reducing the number of weighbridges and automating the remaining ones in an effort to improve efficiency and eliminate corruption.The Northern Corridor is a major gateway through Kenya to the landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan as well as Northern Tanzania. Efforts to streamline the trucking industry are a direct response to pressure exerted by transporters and the East African Community (EAC), a regional organisation of five countries that promote the region’s economic integration....

NCWM to Vote

Industry News - 03/19/2014

NCWM to Consider Gasoline and Diesel Gallon Equivalents for CNG and LNG
A special steering committee of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in terms of gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents as opposed to units of mass, either pounds or kilograms. The recommendation will be put to a vote this July at the 99th NCWM Annual Meeting in Detroit.

UL Certification for the USA and CANADA markets

Industry News - 03/11/2014

Laumas is pleased to announce the conclusion of the process that led to the obtaining of the UL certification for their weight indicators and transmitters. Achieving this milestone will allow Laumas to spread their products more easily on the North American market. UL is an independent leading organization in the field of safety certification of products for the North American market. The UL mark is the single most recognized and accepted safety mark in the United States and Canada. The set of weight indicators and transmitters: TLB, TLB4, TLB8, TLE, TLS, THFPROFI, TLU, TLL, TLM8, W100, W200, WDOS, WDESK, WINOX, have obtained the UL Recognised specific mark components in accordance with the Canadian and U.S. electrical safety requirements. UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition, 2011-12-19 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements) CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Edition, 2011-12 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements).

Weights & Measures Week

Industry News - 02/25/2014

Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2014 Consumers and businesses alike cannot possibly protect themselves from inaccuracies in weighing and measurement. Weights and Measures Week 2014 raises appreciation for the hard work of dedicated and highly trained regulatory officials who are laboring behind the scenes every day to maintain integrity in commerce.

Cotton Farmers Lose due to Scale Tampering in Southern Africa

Industry News - 01/23/2014

Dar es Salaam: Over 358,700 cotton farmers in Shinyanga region are cheated and loses10bn/- every season through unscrupulous agents, who tamper with weighing scales when buying their produce at village stations. This is slightly less than 1bn/- a day collection by the government and the practice affects the poorest whose poverty levels are hinged at 42 per cent.

Shortage of Weigh Scales

Industry News - 01/23/2014

Kilimanjaro region is currently faced with a shortage of weights and measures and those available are not properly used by operators, a report from the Regional Commissioner’s office has indicated.

Weighing in on weight-and-balance apps

Industry News - 01/20/2014

Weight-and-balance apps seem to be very popular with pilots.

Change for a Nickel ? U.S. Mint is weighing it...

Industry News - 01/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA—The loose change in American pockets could get a bit lighter and take on a new hue. The U.S. Mint is considering a change to the mix of metals it uses

The Way to Weigh

Industry News - 01/19/2014

Being able to calculate accurately an object’s weight is a necessary and potentially life saving task that accompanies many a lift. In this month’s equipment review Cranes Today looks at the products that assist in this task.

Michigan catfish record broken 2nd time in 2 years

Industry News - 01/19/2014

The new state record flathead catfish was caught on Jan. 12 by Dale Blakley of Niles on Barron Lake in Cass County. He was ice fishing for crappies when he landed the fish weighing 52 pounds and measuring 46.02 inches.

Weighing nanoparticles at the attogram scale

Industry News - 01/19/2014

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram—one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells, could help researchers better understand their composition and function.

International Industrial Automation & Instuments 08/01/14

Dates: 08/01/14 - 08/01/14
Location: Qindao International Convention Center - Qindao, China

Agro-Industrial Forum 09/02/14

Dates: 09/02/14 - 09/04/14
Location: IEC International Exhibitions Center - Yekaterinburg, Russia

POWX 09/03/14

Dates: 09/03/14 - 09/05/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia
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Instrumentation 2014 09/03/14

Dates: 09/03/14 - 09/04/14
Location: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen, Scotland
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ProPak Myanmar 09/04/14

Dates: 09/04/14 - 09/06/14
Location: Myanmar Convention Centre - Yangon, Myanmar
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IMTS 2014 -International Manufacturing Technology Show 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
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Industrial Automation North America at IMTS 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.imts.com/iana/index.html ]

Motion, Drive & Automation North America 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.imts.com/mda_na/index.html ]

World Seafood Moscow 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Confectionery & Bakery 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Fruit & Vegetables 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Istanbul Food-Tech 2014 09/18/14

Dates: 09/18/14 - 09/21/14
Location: Tuyap Fair Convention & Congress Center - Istanbul, Turkey

Expo DICLAB 2014 09/18/14

Dates: 09/18/14 - 09/19/14
Location: - Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
[ Learn more at http://www.diclab.com.mx/ ]

Intermopro 2014 09/21/14

Dates: 09/21/14 - 09/24/14
Location: Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre - Dusseldorf, Germany

Micronora 2014 09/23/14

Dates: 09/23/14 - 09/26/14
Location: Parc des expositions de Besancon Micropolis - Besancon, France

analytica China 09/24/14

Dates: 09/24/14 - 09/26/14
Location: Shanghai New International Expo Center - Shanghai, China
[ Learn more at http://www.analyticachina.com/ ]

Industrial Processing 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

World of Technology & Science 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

Industrial European Dairy Show 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands
[ Learn more at industrialeuropeandairyshow.com ]

Technopharm Expo 2014 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/02/14
Location: Nuremburg Exhibition Centre - Nuremburg, Germany

Macropak 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

Het Instruments 2014 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

India CHEM 2014 10/09/14

Dates: 10/09/14 - 10/11/14
Location: Bombay Exhibition Centre - Mumbai, India

International Suppliers Fair 2014 10/14/14

Dates: 10/14/14 - 10/16/14
Location: Allerpark - Wolfsburg, Germany

Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal 2014 10/15/14

Dates: 10/15/14 - 10/16/14
Location: Palais des Congres de Montreal - Montreal, QC, Canada

Internal Sales Engineer

Listed 07/23/14

At least 5 years sales experience with a record of achieving sales targets consistently, and preferably with a technical background. Experience working in the oil & gas, marine or heavy lifting industries would be ...

Business Development Manager

Listed 06/11/14

contributory pension, performance related bonusExperience: Educated to degree level with at least 5 years experience working in a business development role, with good technical abilities, preferably within the oil & gas, marine or heavy ...