Pallet scales are widely used in many industries for a range of industrial weighing applications including the receiving and dispatch of goods, bulk loading, weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers and counting. They play a valuable role by simplifying and expediting the production process and are available in many different designs to suit a variety of applications.
These pallet scales (or floor scales as they are also sometimes referred to) are often subjected to high-stress, heavy-duty weighing applications and have to be sufficiently robust to handle these demanding conditions whilst still reporting highly accurate weight measurements – very often for trade or legal purposes.
Given the vital role that pallet scales play in industrial applications, the rigorous demands of the operating conditions and the need for precise and reliable results, it is imperative that the scales are serviced regularly.
A systematic maintenance process will not only keep the pallet scales working at peak performance and with precision accuracy, it will extend their operating life and minimise the likelihood of costly equipment failure. And as every operator knows, unplanned equipment breakdowns, unexpected downtime and production losses can be very costly.
In a nutshell, regular servicing of pallet scales is highly recommended for the following reasons:
- Reduces risk of equipment failure
- Prevents unexpected downtime and production losses
- Prolongs equipment life, giving operators a greater return on investment
- Ensures ongoing equipment reliability and efficiency
- Enables cost-effective preventative maintenance
Pallet scales are designed for long-term use in demanding, high stress weighing applications and are highly resilient to all types of challenging external forces, but they still need ongoing care and attention.
Regular servicing is highly recommended – but it’s just as important to ensure that the work is done by qualified professionals. Pallet scales may be resilient and hard-wearing but they are precision instruments and testing and calibration should only be performed by specialists who have the necessary training and expertise.
A reputable organisation like AccuWeigh has highly trained service technicians who can service, test and calibrate a wide range of pallet scales. Importantly, their technicians are accredited by the Trade Measurement Authorities to certify trade-approved instruments with the test masses traceable back to National Secondary Standards, giving customers absolute assurance that their important weighing equipment is in the safe hands of professionals who are fully qualified and who have been independently verified as highly competent.
So, if your operation uses pallet scales, you should talk to the experts about the benefits of regular servicing. AccuWeigh is the leading supplier of weighing scales, weighbridges and product inspection equipment in Australia, so contact us today and we’ll work with you to get the most from your pallet scales.