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Yargus Equipment Achieves NCWM Certification

February 14, 2008

Yargus Manufacturing has achieved certification by the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) that it meets applicable requirements for commercial weighing and measuring equipment in the U.S.

Four Yargus models equipped with Rice Lake Weighing Systems hopper scales passed rigorous National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) testing in August, 2007. Items tested were a 10-ton weigh hopper with a 24-in.-wide transfer conveyor, a 16-ton tower weigh hopper, a 16-ton tapered auger blender, and a 30-ton overhead weigh hopper loadout. Testing was performed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture Lab of the NCWM, with assistance from the Illinois Department of Weights and Measures and Rice Lake Weighing Systems support. All four systems passed on the first try. Certification enables Yargus Manufacturing to sell this equipment for legal trade throughout the U.S.

“Our entire product line is NTEP-approved,” said Larry Yargus, owner of Yargus Manufacturing. “Not every material handling equipment manufacturer is able to make this statement. This opens some very important markets for us and offers a significant benefit for our customers.”

“Thanks to this certification,” said Chris White, Chief Engineer at Yargus, “dry material handlers who install Layco hoppers and blend systems that are ‘legal for trade’ are able to offer their customers a significant savings in both time and money over the truck scale alternative.”

During the certification evaluation, the hopper scales were sealed and 300 weight tests were conducted on all four devices over a 21-day period. Several increasing/decreasing tests were repeated on each weighing element for a follow-up test, which was conducted by Illinois Weights & Measures.

The Yargus models were approved with a Rice Lake model PLS weighing-element and Rice Lake Model RL20000B Series load cells. “It took a major investment for us to make this happen,” Yargus explained. “Our scale supplier, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, provided support and pre-testing as we prepared for the live evaluation.”

For more information, visit www.yargus.com