Our Heritage

Your Partner in Process Measurement Since 1918

Hardy Process Solutions began in 1918 as Hardy Scales. Since then we've designed, built and installed virtually every type of scale imaginable. In 1984 Hardy Scales was purchased by Dynamic Instruments, Inc. and we changed our name to Hardy Instruments, Inc., and in 2011 to Hardy Process Solutions, as we redefined our business focus.

Since 1984 we've developed a full product line of Process Weighing solutions. We have listened to our customers and focused the company's design efforts on solving the most difficult challenges in process control and industrial weighing:

  • With WAVERSAVER®, we eliminated the effects of vibration on scale readings
  • With Remote I/O, we were the first company to connect weighing instrumentation to Allen-Bradley PLCs without programming software drivers
  • C2® eliminated the need for test weights when calibrating and INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® allows system diagnostics and troubleshooting from the instrument
  • For further integration with Rockwell Allen Bradley PLCs we were the first weighing company to develop add-on-profiles.

Our ADVANTAGE® line of Load Points and Load Sensors have elevated the standard load cell transducer to a new level making extra cost features standard and making their certs available online 24/7.

In 2007 Hardy was acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) and is now part of its Energy Systems and Controls group. Roper is a diversified technology company with annual revenues of $3.6 billion, providing engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including software information networks, medical, water, energy, and transportation. Roper is a component of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 Indexes and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ROP. Additional information about Roper is available on the company’s website at www.ropertech.com.

Hardy Timeline

2016
Hardy introduced Integrated Panel Solutions, a new line of Digital Weight Indicators and the fastest weight processor in the industry, the HI 6500-XP Extreme Processor.  Also new were the Hardy OneMount Load Points, which are extremely easy to install and maintain. 

2015
Launched a new line of Lift Deck Floor Scales to provide more solutions for washdown environments.  Introduced a wide range of new Load Cell options for OEMs and Systems Integrators and expanded the Advantage and Advantage Lite Shear Beam families. 

2014
Introduced the new HI 6600 Series of Modular Sensor System, a revolutionary concept that separates communications and weight processing, enabling up to 30 sensors to communicate through one gateway. 
Began shipping the HI 6500-PB, a Profibus-DP version of the popular HI 6500.
Introduced a new line of platform scales including Hardy Bench Scales and Hardy Floor Scales
Greately expanded Hardy's sensor portfolio, including compression load cells, tension load cells, and a new line of single point load sensors

2013
Introduced the HI 6500 series of weight processors, the  HI 6300 series of weight processors and the HI 6010 Summing Box

2012
Introduced the HI 4050CW Check Weighing System and the HI 1756-nDF dispenser filler for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs. Introduced the Easy 8 for the Micro800 line of Allen-Bradley PLCs
2011
Hardy Instruments becomes Hardy Process Solutions
2007
Hardy Instruments acquired by Roper Technologies
2006
Introduction of the HI 4050 Weight Controller
2005
Partnership with B+L to open a European office
2004
Launch of nationwide field service. Introduction of the HI 1769-WS MicroLogix & CompactLogix Weigh Scale Module, and the ANY-WEIGH Floor Scales
2003
Introduction of the HI 3600 Machine Monitor, part of the 3000 Series
2002
Introduction of the HI 3030 Multi-Scale Weight Controller, part of the 3000 Series, and the ANY-WEIGH Bench Scales
Recipient of the 2002 USPS Quality Award
2001
Introduction of the HI 3010 Filler/Dispenser Controller, first of the 3000 Series
Introduction of the HI 2110 Weight Indicator and ADVANTAGE Lite Load Cells
2000
Addition of the HI 1756-WS ControlLogix Weigh Scale Module and the HI 2160RCPlus to the Process Weighing line
1999
Introduction of Cockpit software, and the SLC 500 HI 1746-WS Weigh Scale Module
1998
Introduction of DeviceNet Weigh Scale Module and INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN
1997
Introduction of the Profibus option for the weight and rate controllers
1995
Introduction of the HI 1771WS Weigh Scale Module for Series 5
1994
Introduction of C2, Second Generation Calibration
1993
ISO 9001 registration
1992
Introduction of the world's first Remote IO interface in a weighing instrument
Recipient of the 1992 USPS Top Quality Supplier Award
1991
Introduction of the HI 2160RC Rate Controller
1990
Introduction of WAVERSAVER and Secure Memory Module (SMM)
1987
Recipient of large contract for scales and computers with USPS
1984
Name changed to Hardy Instruments
1918
Hardy Scales founded