To keep your business running smoothly, your truck scale needs to provide accurate and dependable weight readings. Here are four signs your scale may need to be replaced.
1.Inconsistent readings If your truck scale suddenly starts providing vastly different readings for items that are normally the same weight, you should first try power washing it or using an air hose to remove any debris from around the scale. If that doesn’t fix the problem, the scale should be pulled from service and recalibrated by a professional technician. However, if the readings continue to be inconsistent after the scale is recalibrated, it’s probably time to look for a replacement. 2. Unstable readings Similar to inconsistent readings, if your scale wavers or doesn’t hold steady when weighing, you may need to have it replaced. Unstable readings are usually a result of damage to the scales’ load cells or interior components. These sorts of internal inconsistencies can cause a lot of problems, especially when speed and precision are required. If this is happening to your scale, replacing it is probably the best option. 3. Rust and corrosion Over time, your scale may start to show signs of wear that can affect its performance. Once a scale’s moving parts or load cells become rusted or corroded, they could malfunction or fail altogether. If you notice significant rust or corrosion that’s eating holes through your scale, it’s best to have the entire system replaced to avoid inaccurate readings or a sudden breakdown. 4. Shock loading Truck scales can take a fair amount of abuse. However, if they become suddenly overloaded with extremely heavy materials, shock loading may occur. Shock loading affects the entire scale system and could cause your readings to be skewed. Depending on the severity of the incident, your scale may need to be replaced if it’s providing inaccurate data. The Benefits of Scale Maintenance Regular upkeep and inspections can help extend the usable lifespan of your truck scale. You can rely on the team at Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. to provide responsive service on all makes and models. Industrial Scales in Alberta Do you need to buy or rent an industrial scale? If so, Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. has got you covered. We carry a variety of fixed and portable truck scales, floor scales, forklift scales and livestock scales. And if you need a crane scale or hanging scale, we carry these as well. For industrial-scale replacement, repair and inspections in Calgary and surrounding areas in Alberta, contact us today.