Businesses that use bench scales need to be secure with the operations and functionality of the scale, and ensure that it’s working properly. The result of a bench scale that isn’t functioning properly includes material loss, flawed packaging, overfilling, and more.
Maintaining bench scales may seem like a tedious task, but it’s crucial for your operation’s success.
Why Maintain Bench Scales?
The most important–and perhaps the most obvious–function of a bench scale is how it reads the weight of the product on the scale. If the scale refuses to remain accurate, there may be a problem that has gone unnoticed for a long time.
Not all problems are self-inflicted: Oftentimes, they are caused by natural elements. For example, when there is a variation in temperature, fluctuations in power, or misuse of scales performed by employees, this can lead to inefficiencies regarding the bench scale’s accuracy. Therefore, diagnosing the problem(s) sooner (rather than later) can save you time and money down the road.
Even if it’s a minor issue, it’s best to address the problem, fix it, and not “throw it under the rug” as a problem for another day. Over time, the problem can get worse. Be proactive and solve problems as soon as they’re identified.
Calibrate, Calibrate, Calibrate
Calibrating your bench scales is of utmost importance. In fact, consistency with calibration is a major factor to consider when maintaining your bench scales. It’s normal for them to “drift” over time and lose some of their calibration accuracy, but there are many downfalls to this issue if it goes unaddressed.
It may not seem like a big deal, but when a product is just five pounds off, it can affect the price or quality of your product. You could potentially be losing or spending tons of excess money—sometimes in the thousands.
The easiest fix to this problem is to have a scale technician come out to check your scales. They will be able to perform tests and make sure your scale is working properly. If failure does occur, a technician may make adjustments or suggest purchasing a new bench scale.
Secure High Performance
To ensure consistency and productivity with your bench scale, schedule maintenance on it regularly. Contact us and we can check your bench scale’s accuracy, performance, and more to avoid unexpected problems and save time and money.