Knowing when to replace the scales in your facility is incredibly important for remaining up to date with technology as well as continuing overall facility cleanliness.
The process of well-kept equipment requires an excellent amount of attention to detail. If you forget to clean or update your equipment, the measurement technology can be skewed, the stainless steel can acquire rust, or the equipment can simply start to die. Therefore, it’s invaluable for you to pay close attention to your scales! Small issues can quickly become large if you push them under the rug and forget about them.
So, if you’re questioning whether you should replace the scales in your facility, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here’s a checklist you can use to help you make that decision!
Check for Dirt
Debris buildup can seriously sneak up on you and damage your equipment if not cleaned or treated properly. Whether it’s on top of, underneath, or near the scales, the buildup of debris can affect their readings.
Additionally, dirt can turn into a sticky residue which can damage the stainless steel. The process of cleaning the grime can significantly increase the length of your scale’s life!
Check for Signs of Corrosion
Want to know the slow cause of death for metal? Rust! The metal, if mixed up with oxygen and water, can oxidize—forming rust. As soon as the rust appears, the affected metal will begin to die. There is a cure that includes the cleaning of the metal product and making sure your scale is dried completely.
It can be common for industrial scales to be covered with food, mud, and so much more. Most of the residue that can get stuck contains water which is the root of rust. Therefore, make sure you clean your products before corrosion occurs.
Check for Missing Parts
Unfortunately, it can be easy not to notice if there is a part missing! The sooner you realize something is off, the longer the product can live because damage can be minimized. Remember, if one part is missing—no matter how big or small—the whole system can be thrown off.
Check for Loose Wires
If a wire is loose, it’s a hazard. A loose wire could spark, causing a fire, or someone could trip or shock themselves. There are numerous ways a loose wire can impact users, thus the importance of ensuring all wires are plugged in and properly tucked away.
The Importance of Quality Assurance
Now that you’re aware of a few indicators of scale replacement, the process of quality assurance can lead to uniformity, reduction of health risks, and ease. Regularly checking your equipment and replacing the scales when needed leads to a better overall facility environment.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the scale replacement process feel free to reach out.