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Common Causes of Load Cell Malfunction

Common Causes of Load Cell Malfunction

Load cells are at the heart of how a weighing system works. A truck scale, for example, lives or dies by its load cells, so keeping them operational is an operator or manager’s first order of business. But all too frequently, load cells fail. They undergo events that may reduce their functionality because they are […]

Guide to Material Tester Calibration

Guide to Material Tester Calibration

Material testers are essential pieces of equipment. As vital instruments, material testers fill a key function – and that function depends on accuracy, precision, and reliability. But a material tester that is out of calibration won’t be as accurate or precise as it should be. The results of testing with an inaccurate tester can be […]

Replacing a Mechanical Truck Scale: Is It Time?

Replacing a Mechanical Truck Scale: Is It Time?

Many years ago, mechanical truck scales were the truck scales, and everybody used them. However, times have changed — and so have scales. If you’re still using a mechanical truck scale, it may be time to consider modernizing your equipment. Read on to learn why an upgrade could be beneficial. The Problem with Mechanical Truck […]

5 Ways A Truck Scale Can Be Tricked

5 Ways A Truck Scale Can Be Tricked

Imagine being robbed of millions of dollars and having no idea how it had happened. That’s exactly what a major international bulk goods manufacturer experienced recently, and it all happened right on the truck scale. Over a period of several years, this manufacturer lost $2 million dollars because of truck scale fraud. Learn more about […]

How Clean Truck Scales Save You Money

How Clean Truck Scales Save You Money

Letting your truck scale gather dirt and debris may seem like the easiest way to operate, but it’s actually a much bigger issue than most people realize. Here are a few ways cleaning your truck scale can actually save you money and help your business run more smoothly. Avoid Rust and Corrosion One of the […]