industrial scale maintenance

The importance of industrial scale maintenance

Service calls by an Authorized Service Provider like Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. involve a range of tasks aimed at keeping your scale in optimal working condition. These include inspection, testing, calibration, repairs, part replacement, cleaning, inspection reports and scale certification. Here’s why regular maintenance is crucial.

It helps your business survive and grow

Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure that your scale consistently provides accurate readings. No matter how high-end it is, over time various factors will cause its readings to drift or jump around. These include, notably, regular wear of the equipment’s components and humidity changes in the environment.

Inconsistent readings from your scales hurt your business. They lead to inaccurate data, unfair transactions that undermine confidence in your company as well as under- and overloading. In addition, they can make your products unusable, for example, in circumstances requiring high levels of precision, such as mixing ingredients.

In addition, preventative maintenance extends the lifespan of your equipment, allowing you to get the most out of your investment.

It ensures that you avoid closures and fines
Service calls by an Authorized Service Provider include inspection, calibration and scale certification and therefore help ensure that your scale is legal-for-trade. Under the changes made to Canada’s Weights and Measures Act in 2014, all weighing and measuring devices used for trade must be certified and must have their continued accuracy and precision monitored. Industries in which scale certification is mandatory include the dairy, oil and gas, mining, grain and field crops, forestry and fishing sectors.

If one or more of your business’s scales fail to meet scale regulations, they will be taken out of use until the issue is resolved, which can result in costly downtime in your business operations. In addition, your company could be subject to fines or even closures, which could hurt its reputation.

Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. has been accredited by Measurement Canada as authorized scale inspectors. This means that we can inspect and certify trade devices on behalf of Measurement Canada. When you sign up for our optional pre-scheduled maintenance program, you ensure that your scale provides correct reading, remains in optimal condition and complies with all industry regulations.

Industrial scale maintenance in Alberta
Count on the highly trained technicians at Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. to keep your industrial scales in top condition. To learn more about our pre-scheduled maintenance program or our scale inspection, calibration and certification services, contact our team.