The Importance of Regular Maintenance and Calibration for Industrial Floor Scales

Industrial floor scales are essential tools in various industries and environments. From warehouse and manufacturing environments to metal recycling and food banks… Accurate weight measurements are critical for safety, compliance, and operational efficiency. However, like any other equipment, industrial floor scales require regular maintenance and calibration to ensure their accuracy and reliability. Here are some reasons why…

Compliance with Regulations

In most industries, there are regulatory requirements that mandate the use of calibrated and well-maintained weighing equipment. In commercial applications, scales need to be tested by the state and be within tolerance.  Compliance with such regulations is critical.

Accurate Weighing Results

Industrial floor scales are designed to measure the weight of heavy or bulky items accurately. However, over time, factors such as wear and tear, exposure to environmental factors, and shock or impact can affect their accuracy. Regular testing, maintenance and calibration can help identify and correct such issues, ensuring that the scales provide accurate weighing results consistently.

Safety in the Workplace

Industrial floor scales are often used to weigh large and heavy items, such as pallets, drums, or machinery components. If the scales are not calibrated or maintained correctly, they can produce inaccurate results that could lead to safety hazards. For example, if an employee overloads a pallet because the scale shows an incorrect weight, it could result in accidents or injuries. Regular maintenance and calibration help ensure that the scales are working correctly and prevent such safety hazards.

Industrial Floor Scale with Ramp

Cost Savings

Regular maintenance and calibration of industrial floor scales can help prevent costly repairs or break downs in the near future. Small issues that are left unaddressed can lead to more significant problems that require more expensive repairs or even replacement of the equipment. By conducting regular maintenance and calibration, you can sometimes identify and correct small issues before they become more severe, saving your business money in the long run. For example, many times a small cut in a cable can be seen and either removed or fixed. Or, perhaps a load cell foot has been bent or damaged and can easily be replaced before it leads to inaccurate weights.

Improved Productivity

Industrial floor scales play a critical role in many warehouse and manufacturing operations, such as inventory management, quality control, and shipping and receiving. If the scales are not working correctly, it can lead to delays, errors, or inefficiencies that can affect productivity. Regular maintenance and calibration help ensure that the scales are working correctly and improve productivity.

Regular maintenance and calibration are essential for industrial floor scales. How frequent the scales are checked should be discussed with your trusted scale company. Often, the service intervals are based on how often the scales are used and how valuable the products being weighed actually are. If you need some assistance with buying a floor scale or with your floor scale repairs and calibration, please call us (919) 776-7737 or complete the RFQ form on our website.