Experts in the weighing industry have been emphasizing the importance of preventive maintenance for years—and it’s even more important now than it’s ever been. With long lead-times and prices increasing regularly, keeping your bench scales in top working order is essential.
Keep reading for more information on why you should service bench scales regularly—and what to look out for when inspecting them.
Why Should You Service Bench Scales?
Longevity is the main reason you should invest in preventive maintenance—you want your scale to last as long as possible! But there’s another crucial reason that people sometimes overlook: accuracy. Not only will your bench scales last longer: They’ll provide accurate results over the long haul as well.
There’s a big difference between a bench scale that works and a bench scale that works well. Accurate measurements are crucial, and investing some time in preventive maintenance will ensure that your scale delivers accuracy for years to come.
Correcting minor issues with your bench scale before they become big problems is one of the best ways to ensure accuracy, and save you both money and time.
Speaking of saving money, inspecting your bench scale regularly and addressing any issues will help you avoid unexpected repair costs and postpone having to replace your scale. Check on a regular basis for debris buildup, and have your bench scale calibrated every so often by a trained technician.
Did you know that, in some industries, having a scale measure even just five pounds off can cost you thousands? When you regularly service bench scales, they’re more likely to provide consistent and accurate measurements—making sure you aren’t paying for things you don’t have to.
We’ve all heard the expression a thousand times: time is money. We’ve heard it so often because it’s true. Taking some time to inspect or repair your bench scale won’t cost you nearly as much as replacing the entire thing, or halting production because of a breakdown.
You don’t have to do anything crazy to invest in preventive maintenance—just design a simple plan to have your bench scales checked and inspected regularly! You’ll thank yourself later.
Get Back on Track with Acme Scales
At Acme Scales, we know a thing or two about preventive maintenance. We know how important it is to service bench scales regularly! We also know that the key to calibrating your equipment is quality assurance on a reliable timeline. Get in touch with us today to get your bench scale back on track.