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About Us

Industrial Scale Ltd. is an independent, Saskatchewan-owned, full-service scale company. We provide sales, service, repairs, calibrations, Measurement Canada examinations, installations, and rentals of all types and brands of scales. We represent numerous manufacturers of various weighing applications.

We are Saskatchewan’s first scale company accredited to perform examinations on behalf of Measurement Canada. We can provide calibration and maintenance for your Quality Assurance Programs.

Vision

The #1 trusted team for safety and professionalism in the weighing industry

MISSION

Protecting client profits and reputation through professional sales and service of quality weighing solutions

Our Values

Customer Service

Integrity

Professionalism

Respect

WHY CHOOSE US?

MEASUREMENT CANADA

The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over trade measurement in Canada. The laws that govern measurement-based transactions—the Weights and Measures Act and the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act—are administered solely by Measurement Canada, an agency of Industry Canada. Measurement Canada’s programs and services help ensure equity and accuracy when goods and services are bought and sold on the basis of measurement. To learn more about the programs and services that we provide on behalf of Measurement Canada, visit their website for more information.

Our Logo

The gauge around the IS logo represents a scale or a means of measuring mass. The needle on the IS scale points to kilograms or weight, the second of seven units of measurement on the scale. These are the types of products Industrial Scale sells and services.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

FAQs

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Important Documents for you to learn from. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!

Important Documents

Measuring devices in the below sectors are required to be inspected at set intervals. The sectors affected by these mandatory inspection frequencies are:

Grain and Field Crops (every 1-2 years)
Forestry (every year)
Mining (every 2 years)
Dairy (every 1-2 years, depending on device)
Retail food (every 2 years)
Fishing (every year)

For the complete list of device types and examination frequencies, please visit the link below to Measurement Canada’s website for more information.

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mc-mc.nsf/eng/lm04707.html

If you have any other questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (306) 949-1322 or 1-800-661-1588.

Yes. Depending on how the scale is being used, the frequency of the calibration checks can vary. If the scale is undergoing heavy use every day, then perhaps a calibration check and scale service should be done as often as once per month. Usually, our customers have a calibration check/service done an average of 3 times per year. A Quality Program (ISO 9001, Grain Commission, etc.) can be another factor in determining the frequency of calibration. The frequency may be required as part of the quality program or governing standard you must meet.

Finally, there is the consideration of possible non-accurate weighments and how this affects your company’s revenue. Typically, your scale or scales can be considered a cash register for your company.

If there is a problem with a scale, it is usually that it is weighing light. This means you are losing $$$.

EXAMPLE:

Your scale is tested and found only 2 kg light on 1000 kg. (This may seem insignificant until you do the math below.)
Your scale has a capacity of 10,000 kg, and the product you are weighing is valued at $2.00/kg.
2 kg x 10 = 20 kg error on every 10,000 kg (20kg x $2.00/kg = $40.00 in lost revenue.)

You sell 100,000 kg/day at $400.00/day. If you sell at this volume for 30 days, your lost revenue is 30 days x $400.00 = $12,000.00.

Normally, if there is a problem with a scale (i.e., scale binding), the heavier the load on the scale, the worse the scale’s performance will be. The error could be 2 kg at 1000 kg, but at 10,000 kg, the error could be 100 kg (100 kg x $2.00/kg = $200.00; 100,000 kg/day divided by 10,000 kg loads = 10 loads x $ 200.00 = $2,000.00 in lost revenue per day x 30 days = $ 60,000.00.)

The importance of having your scale (cash register) weighing accurately is critical to the profit of your business and the confidence your customers have in you. Preventive maintenance will save you money in the long term and increase your Return on Investment.

 

In Canada, if the scale is used in a “Legal for Trade” application (i.e., money changes hands based on the scale’s weight reading), then the scale “MUST” be examined before its first use in trade. The examination must be performed by one of Measurement Canada’s Authorized Service Providers. Industrial Scale is an Authorized Service Provider and is accredited to perform scale examinations on behalf of Measurement Canada. For more information, please call us at 1-800-661-1588 or visit Measurement Canada’s website at the link below:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mc-mc.nsf/eng/h_lm00005.html

First of all, we need to talk about terminologies so that we are as clear as can be when we talk about examinations.

Many people confuse the terms calibration and examination. Calibration is verifying that a scale weighs correctly; that is, a 20 kg weight weighs 20 kg on the scale.

At Industrial Scale, we perform calibrations using certified test weights—all adjustments meet Measurement Canada’s allowable tolerances, and we provide a scale test report with “As Found” and “As Left” results on it. This report will meet all requirements for any Quality Program.

An examination means the measuring device is verified using certified test weights and procedures. When verified, the device has a Measurement Canada sticker and certificate, and the results are sent to Measurement Canada.

Industrial Scale Ltd., as a Measurement Canada Authorized Service Provider, can provide all examination services to you as required below.

Measurement Canada defines the first examination of a brand-new scale as an “Initial Examination.”

If that scale has another examination performed on it, then Measurement Canada defines the examination as a “Subsequent Examination.”

If the scale is rejected by Measurement Canada or fails an examination performed by an Authorized Service Provider and is repaired, the resulting examination is defined as a “Re-Examination.”

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Expect our total commitment to quality and transparency in every interaction. We provide accurate quotes tailored to your needs with no hidden costs.