Our Heritage

Your Partner in Weighing 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 weighing solutions for process & packaging. Hardy’s weighing instruments and PLC plug-in modules are DESIGNED and ASSEMBLED in the USA. 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 and faceplates
  • Our Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher Series is the first to offer in-motion checkweighing with open source programmability, off-the-shelf Rockwell components, and ease of integration into The Connected Enterprise.

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 Measurement and Analytical  Systems group. Roper is a diversified technology company 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

Introduced the HI 8000IS series of Intrinsically Safe Indicators for weighing in hazardous areas.  

Introduced the HI 6200 Single Channel Weight Processor with a color touch screen 

Hardy Updates its ISO Certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. 

Hardy introduced the Dynamic Checkweigher Series of in-motion checkweighers using a Rockwell platform with open source, off-the-shelf components and premier integration with Rockwell.  We also introduced the HI 1734-WS for POINT I/O systems, offering fast stable weight with an AOP and Faceplate.  

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. 

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. 

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

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

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
Hardy Instruments becomes Hardy Process Solutions
Hardy Instruments acquired by Roper Technologies
Introduction of the HI 4050 Weight Controller
Partnership with B+L to open a European office
Launch of nationwide field service. Introduction of the HI 1769-WS MicroLogix & CompactLogix Weigh Scale Module, and the ANY-WEIGH Floor Scales
Introduction of the HI 3600 Machine Monitor, part of the 3000 Series
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
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
Addition of the HI 1756-WS ControlLogix Weigh Scale Module and the HI 2160RCPlus to the Process Weighing line
Introduction of Cockpit software, and the SLC 500 HI 1746-WS Weigh Scale Module
Introduction of DeviceNet Weigh Scale Module and INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN
Introduction of the Profibus option for the weight and rate controllers
Introduction of the HI 1771WS Weigh Scale Module for Series 5
Introduction of C2, Second Generation Calibration
ISO 9001 registration
Introduction of the world's first Remote IO interface in a weighing instrument
Recipient of the 1992 USPS Top Quality Supplier Award
Introduction of the HI 2160RC Rate Controller
Introduction of WAVERSAVER and Secure Memory Module (SMM)
Recipient of large contract for scales and computers with USPS
Name changed to Hardy Instruments
Hardy Scales founded