Are you on top of calibrating and servicing your weigh scales? For businesses that depend upon scales for commercial purposes, calibrating your equipment is vital for effectiveness and safety, and as such is legally required. To ensure that commercial products are legal for trade, Measurement Canada holds weighing equipment to a high standard that helps to guarantee accurate results that both your team, and your customers, can count on. Accurate Scale is proud to be Western Canada’s leading provider of exceptional scale recalibration and maintenance services for customers spanning the region.
With a robust inventory featuring top solutions made both in-house and by leading producers like Rice Lake, Accurate Scale always has you covered. Below, we’ll cover a few of the basics of keeping your scales calibrated to ensure you’re always in compliance with guidelines. Read on to learn more!
Have Your Devices Inspected And Approved Right From the Start
All devices for use in a commercial environment or application need to be inspected prior to being used to ensure they are able to provide adequate live data for your operations. Once it passes inspection, your equipment must display the appropriate sticker, and your team should have all certification details available upon demand.
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Treat Your Equipment With Care
While this may sound like an obvious tip, you might be surprised to learn how many scale operators accidentally shock load their equipment with loads that are well beyond its capacity. Shock loading not only gives poor results, but can significantly (if not permanently) damage your equipment. Simply put, do your due diligence and ensure you only use your scales to weigh items and payloads that fall within the specified applications.
Much like getting your scales checked over prior to use, the initial installation process is vital to guaranteeing the safety and accuracy of each unit down the line. In addition to providing results you can count on, this will also help to prevent premature ageing or damage by protecting the unit and making sure it is operating in ideal conditions. Prior to installation, you’ll want to dedicate time exploring what the daily use will be, any environmental hazards, and all other elements that pose a risk for damage.
Never Delay Repair
It can be easy to let slipping numbers on your scale slide when you’re under a deadline, but the truth of the matter is that this can have significant long term repercussions to your unit, as well as your operations. As soon as you notice any signs of damage (you should be inspecting for them regularly) the recommended course of action is to remove it from use immediately and contact a certified technician as soon as possible.
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